A Semi-Shabby Valentine

While I adore the shabby-chic look, it’s not my natural style.  I like clean lines too much.  So this card is kinda a compromise.

Loving Valentine

I used some new goodies from the Spring catalog on this one, as well as some old favorites.  I used Stampin’ Write markers to ink the stamp from the You Are Loved stamp set.  I also used the new Designer Builder Brads on this one.  I stamped one of the little hearts from the Oh, Whale! stamp set and punched it out with the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I then adhered it to the brad and put one of the epoxy bubbles that comes with the brads on top.  An easy custom made brad!  Here’s a closer look:

loving valentine close up

The only real “shabby” part of this card is the bow.  Jennifer Timko posted a gorgeous card last week with a beautiful shabby chic bow, and was so sweet to point me to LeAnne Pugliese’s blog, where she shared these instructions on how to make one.  That is one of the things I love about the stamping community and the internet — everyone is so kind to share their ideas and techniques with each other.

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

I hope you have a good Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  You are Loved, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Oh, Whale! (heart on brad)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Real Red, Basic Black
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Very Vanilla, In-Color DSP Stack, First Edition Specialty dsp, More Amore Specialty dsp (heart doily)
Embellishments:  Designer Builder Brad, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Very
Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Finishing Touches edgelits, Hearts Collection framelits, 3/16″ Corner punch