Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Be my valentine - a red letter day

The theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show... this week is "Red Letter Day", and what better red letter day than St. Valentine's?

"Red Letter Day, St. Valentine's"

I just love this rich colour combination of deep pink & gold, so romantic and feminine and just perfect for a Valentine's or Anniversary card.

"Centre Panel"

The main panel has the script stamp from Tim Holtz' "Papillon" stamp set with plenty of gold Perfect Pearls and other stamps from the set are added in black archival ink.

"Butterflies Flutter By"

This huge Spellbinders butterfly makes a great centrepiece to echo all the lovely Tim Holtz stamped butterflies.

"Elegant Corners"

Parts of diecuts from the Spellbinders Elegant Posts set are cut & coloured to look like metallic corners.

"Butterfly"

Smaller butterflies are made using Marianne Creatables diecuts.

"Butterfly"

Some pink gems are added for a little sparkle.

"Lace"

More of that scrumptious lace from Kathy is added for texture (thanks again Kathy).

"Tags and charms"

One of Lee's bird cage diecuts make a fabulous foil to hang interesting extras from (thanks again Lee). Here, three diecuts from Tim's "Tiny Tabs & Tags" set have been stamped with parts of the Papillon set and inked to match the background, then attached with jump rings along with a couple of charms. The bird cage itself was attached via a chain of jump rings to a small eyelet set into the top of the card.

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show... Red Letter Day
Samuel Taylors - distress (great prize of four distress inks)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Vintage

25 comments:

  1. Your vintage Valentine card is beautiful! I love the metallic look on your corners and embellishments. Such a beautiful background that you've added Tim's elegant butterflies to! I also love the deep red lace at the bottom. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  2. Ohhhhh this is really beautiful and really elegant Maddy. I love those Timmy stamps, definitely a set I need to get. And what an amazingly big butterfly, its incredible. This card is really gorgeous. Sorry Ive been awol.....havent have 2 mins piece since Xmas but things are starting to settle down thankfully. Lee xx

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  3. This is truly romantic, pure decadence and I love the hanging tags and charms! Love Jayne. x x

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  4. Vintage romance at its best. The details are impressive...wow...I mean, WOW!

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  5. Gorgeous vintage card! Love your attention to detail! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following yours.

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  6. Lovely card - very unusual but looks really good. I tend to go for pretty pastels but I think I will have try these colour schemes. xxx

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  7. Beautiful. Love the colours and all the detail.

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  8. beautiful card,love it. sue x

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  9. Lovely cards,ever so elegant and a little different for valentine :D Hopped from DC

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  10. Beautiful vintage feel to this card!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours.
    Wendy xx

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  12. Gorgeous card Maddie - love how you have made the corners look like metal
    Linda

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  13. This is absolutely beautiful,love the colours ...hopped over from DC
    Lorna xx

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  14. Stunning card love the butterflys

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  15. This is beautiful, love the colours, hugs Debbie x

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  16. Stunning card, I love it! Xx

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  17. this is stunning. so elegant and professional. love the embellishments x

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  18. beautiful shabby chic look which I view with envy. (mine are always shabby , but not chic!!) Gorgeous card. xx Jill B

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  19. Stunning card, I love it...well done, I love things that are a bit different and a bit off the page...again stunning...big hugs Sharon x

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  20. stunning card love the layout and colours x

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  21. Ooh I really love this! Just leapblogging :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  22. Lovely detail and colours! Lea xx

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  23. This is absolutely lovely Terrific work with the Perfect Pearls - I'm loving all the gold. The tags and gems look terrific dangling from the bird cage. So glad you joined in the fun this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our Red Letter Day challenge.

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  24. Gorgeous card Maddy, such lovely colours and details. Kathy (DC)xxxx

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  25. Thanks for sharing your lovely entry with us this month at The Artistic Stamper.....good luck!
    xoxo Sioux

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