Sunday, January 2, 2011

Vintage Valentine

In 2011, I have promised myself that I will step outside of my comfort zone, and try new styles while stamping. I love the look of vintage, or shabby chic cards, but have yet to master the look myself. I sort of had that in head as I created this card, and I think I think how it turned out (though I still have a LONG way to go as far as shabby chic goes!). If you are a member of the Papertrey Ink message boards, you many have read a time or two (*wink*), about how much I love their Friendship Jar series of stamps. Many of us are wishing and hoping for some Valentine's fillers, and I am sure they will be offered sooner or later, but I challenged myself to find something I could use within my current collection. I decided to try out the "be mine" image from the 2010 Love tags, and the "stick" fillers from the Fall Fillers set. I also used the postmark image from the 2010 Love Tags set to make the jar label. A little snippet of a paper doily, inked to show detail, and VOILA! :)



Supplies (all PTI unless noted):

Stamps: Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, 2010 Love Tags
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel
Paper: Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel, Stampers Select White
Other: Friendship Jar die, Jar Toppers die, Paper Doily

8 comments:

Monica K. said...

This is so creative! What a fun idea to add the Love Tags hearts with the jars. Very cute card!!

Kara said...

love this idea!! really sweet card!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a LOVELY card, Audrey. Very creative too.

Jill said...

Very clever, Audrey! And I love the doily touch!

Pat said...

Great job of finding images in current sets that work really well for a Valentine card. Love that doily in the corner.

Cathy Weber said...

I am scolding myself for not thinking of this! You are so smart and creative. This looks like something Mish would create for her Friendship Jar series. I love the doily in the corner of the card. Great job, Audrey.

nancy jane said...

I think that you could design the Valentine's filler set. This combination of images looks fabulous.

Jen said...

Oh My, this is so pretty and innovative. I must say, you really know how to use those jars and I dare say that they have never looked so good. I agree with Nancy, you totally have to design the PTI Valentine's Fillers set. I'd buy it in a hot minute.

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