Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Valentine Cards

I saw this great way to use up scraps of decorative papers to make Valentine's Day cards on Debby Wilde's blog. Not only do you use up your scraps, but you have the choice of using the positive and negative images of a large heart to be used on the front and inside of one card, or to be the fronts of two different cards. For the first card, I used up some of my huge supply of scrapbooking paper scraps.


I realized my recently made glue resist backgrounds would look great as torn scraps in a Valentine's Card. I made two different cards with this one scrap sheet. I decided to go for two distinct looks with these same papers. For the first one I used a non traditional color of yellow to make it light & fun. I think my daughter will like this one.

For the second one, I choose this rich burgundy paper to give it a more romantic feel, to send to my DH.

13 comments:

SweetPea said...

BRAVO BRAVO! These are FANTASTIC - and a GREAT way to use the backgrounds!!
Way to go!

Trish Bee said...

YUMMY! I love the card with the glue backgrounds on it best - Im biased :D Well done you!

Fiona said...

What lovely cards. Great use of those backgrounds. Thanks for this idea
Fiona

Rosie said...

Carol these are gorgeous... I was wondering how to use the 2nd batch as they're so raised. Thanks for the inspiration!! :D

Now who's inspiring who? *G*

Priscilla Hill said...

Fantastic use of the glue resist - what an inspiration!

Trina said...

Carol. These are great. Thanks for sharing.

Trina

Maggi said...

Beautiful! I think you nver sleep!

Craftgirl said...

Love these, all of them.
Thanks for sharing

Hope said...

These cards are beautiful~ I had 'forgotten' that Valentine's Day is fast approaching. You've inspired me to try this technique to make my cards this weekend!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Beth Norman said...

I wouldn't have thought to use the bg's torn up. What a fabulous idea. Your card is so, so beautiful. That reminds me, my bg's are dry so I can paint them tonight.

DebbyD said...

Hi Carol,

I saw you message and question on my blog and no, I would not mind at all that you post my card in your newsletter. I think it is a great idea to give people access to all the information on the internet.
And........I like your glue resist technique.

Susi said...

Absolutely great. My favourite is the first one. I love it!

Autumn Labbe-Renault said...

Very inspiring Valentine's Carol! Thanks so much for sharing.