Always in my heart

Hi, Jennifer here.  I am showing you a Valentine’s card I made for my daughter and son in law.  Hopefully my daughter doesn’t see it here before I send it to her.

There are a few steps to this card, but nothing too difficult. I started with a manilla piece of cardstock (that was torn to the approximate size I wanted) and ran it though my vagabond using a Sizzix embossing folder.

I also took another piece of manilla cardstock and ran it through the Vagabond using the Sizzix courtyard frameworks.  I took the large embossed piece and inked it with festive berries and wild honey distress ink.

Remember to ink any edges that curl over.

I took the frameworks piece and painted it with picket fence distress paint.

While the paint is still wet, I sprinkled a little Stampendous chunky silver deep impression embossing enamel right onto the paper.  I sprinkled lightly with the embossing enamel as I didn’t want the piece covered, just accentuated. If you like this embossing enamel as much as I do, keep your eyes open at the store….. it’s coming in very soon!! Here is  the piece after I gently heated it.

I was able to ink this with the wild honey and festive berries at this point.  I also added a little frayed burlap distress ink around the edges just to grunge it up a little more.

I dyed some ribbon to match using the festive berries and wild honey distress ink spritzed with a little water on my mat.

I stamped a sentiment on my ribbon using black archival ink. The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamp set. I attached the ribbon to the frameworks piece with a tiny attacher. The frameworks piece was attached the to embossed piece at this point. I made a bow out of the rest of the ribbon and used a dab of hot glue to hold it in place.  I attached all of it to a white card base that had had the edges inked with the frayed burlap.  That’s it!     …. now hopefully I can keep this card a surprise for my daughter until Valentine’s day.

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This post was written by Jennifer on February 1, 2015

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