Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Perfect Sentiment: Valentines!

Happy New Year!
I wish you a wonderfully happy 2012, filled with much happiness and good health!

I hope you are as excited as I am for what lies ahead for us in our card making and crafting adventures for the coming year. Now that we have put the Christmas stamps aside, it's time to be thinking about our next holiday: Valentine's Day!
Over at The Perfect Sentiment we have an awesome challenge for you: To create a Valentine, of course ;-) The twist: to use vellum on your project! Here is what I have come up with in hopes of inspiring you:

I chose some wonderfully romantic patterned paper made by Prima* layered over card stock which I distressed along the edges.

The vellum card stock is what I decided to use for my sentiment. I die cut it using a Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Two die* and then embossed my sentiment using Versamark ink and black embossing powder. Over the tag I added the Want2Scrap coordinating pearls*. I absolutely love these!

The flowers in the corner are some I had in my stash (not sure, but I think I got them at WalMart). The lovely ecru lace is from Classy Cards 'n Such*.

The butterflies were made by punching card stock with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, adding 2-way glue to them, and sprinkling Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds on them. I folded them slightly to pull the wings up a bit for dimension, and then adhered them with glue dots.

Inspired? I hope so!
The winner of this week's challenge will receive a sheet of Vellum stickers from our sponsor:
You have until 10:00 PM EST Tuesday to link up your creation. For all the details, check out The Perfect Sentiment. And, for more inspiration, please be sure to visit these awesome blogs from our other design team members!
and our guest designers:

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you will make your own vellum Valentine and share it with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

And be sure to check back with me again soon, as I am planning on having another blog candy giveaway before long!


* The items marked with an asterisk can all be found here at Classy Card 'n Such online store. (I have linked them for you; just click on the items listed in this post.) Be sure to use the code word "SARAH10" to receive a 10% discount on your order!

Note: I have entered my Valentine into the "Love is in the air" challenge at Crafter's Companion HERE.
I also entered this Valentine into the the Crafty Sentiments Challenge as well, HERE.
And, I have entered it to The Pink Elephant "Anything Goes" challenge HERE.


Samantha said...

This card is amazing. love how you ran the pearls along the cut vellum. Truly breathtaking

Tabitha said...

the pearl frame around the vellum is so classy.

jan farnworth said...

love the colors on your card very nicely done and the way the vellum is center stage.

Jessica Pascarella said...

Love all the details! great card!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pearls. :)


Unknown said...

Sarah, this card is stunning! When I first came on the page, I said to myself, oooo my Sarah, ooo my, this is just beautiful! I know I've said a million times to you and I just can't help but say it again, you are so talented and creative!

krcmasterpiece said...

I used a whole bottle of SU Dazzling Diamonds in December! Love that stuff. Your card is so fancy! I love it! all the embellishments are just right.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So SWEET and BEAUTIFUL! Amazing details and great design = Wonderful card!
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Jennipher said...

Love all the gorgeous detail in this Sarah! Gorgeous card as always.

Jenn Fontaine said...

Love! The distressed edges- they look amazing with the beautiful patterned paper.
You did a great job with the stamping and embossing on the vellum- not always an easy job! especially in black!
The pearls- love! So classy!
I love the way you glittered the butterflies- so pretty!
Such a lovely card Sarah!

Jac’s Playground said...

Gorgeous card, love those butterflies and the vintage feel to his card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Parables of a Crafter said...

Beautiful!! Those pearls are esquisite and the distressed look just gives this a romantic soft feel!! I always love your creativity!

Kate said...

Yeppers, I am inspired..very elegant!

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Very pretty indeed

Thanks for joining in the Crafter's Companion challenge this month

Happy New Year

Ali x

Margaret said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the Victorian romantic look to it.

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card - love the use of vellum
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments
Love Jan

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card, totally gorgeous!

A big thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments for our love and romance challenge, I wish you luck..

Jo x

Crafty Sentiments DT

Sassy said...

Stunning! love the pearls and the butterflies... the paper, too. Awesome job, Sarah!

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous and so elegant, love the lace and those flowers are really beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx