Sunday, February 13, 2011

Green, Blue and White Valentine





Hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day. I must say, I love how this Valentine came out! I have never done something like this before and it was so much fun. I am sure I will be doing many more. I think they would make pretty package decorations too!!

I used my scalloped and regular heart nestabilities and my cuttlebug (I used chipboard for the middle to give it some weight and it was much easier to use the nesties for that than change out the blade for my cricut). I am sure you can get just about the same effect from the hearts on the Sweethearts Cartridge.
I cut two hearts from the patterned paper and one from lightweight chipboard (a cereal box I had hanging around).
Inked the edges with some green distress ink.
Attached the ribbon to the chipboard. Then covered the front and back with solid cardstock and layered the patterned paper on top.
I used the leaves that come with the Recollections Boutique Mulberry Paper Roses. They were a bit too bright green so I rubbed some white irridescent ink on them to tone the color down.
Attached the leaves first, then the two flowers, then stuck the leaf pins in.

Materials:
Scallop and regular heart nestabilities with Cuttlebug
Spring Moss cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - K&Company Charlotte
Leaves from Recollections Boutique Fleur Collection - Mulberry Paper Roses Tin
Flowers from same collection - Floral Embellishments (Michaels)
Leaf Pins - Maya Road
Ribbon from my stash
Tim Holtz distress ink - peeled paint
White ink - Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad - Moonlight White
Glue dots and Zip Dry glue

I will be entering this into the Cricut Cardz Challenge #61
Thank you for visiting me today, I appreciate all comments! Have a great day!! Love, Cathryn <3

12 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

It turned out just beautiful

Maureen Reiss said...

This is really beautiful!!

Glora said...

This is beautiful. I love the greens and blues. Great job. Hugs- Glora

Scrapper69 said...

WOW.... Sooo Pretty! Love the Flowers! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for joining us over at Cricut Cardz! :O)
Theresa

June Houck said...

Oooo, I saw this challenge, but didn't know what to do...clearly YOU knew! This is exquisite!!! Good luck, Cathryn, I hope you win. This rocks :)

Melissa said...

So stunning, just beautiful, thanks so much for joining CCC.

The card boutique said...

wow! it really looks so elegant, good luck , ans thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment, i really appreciate it!
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Anne said...

WOW, I love your heart. It's so elegant. Great job.

Jane Miller said...

Your valentine is beautiful and your flowers are gorgeous. Good luck with the challenge. Happy Valentines Day!

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Buffie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The flowers are beautiful!
Great choice of colors.

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