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!
WISHING YOU MANY BLESSINGS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
* 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.