...it is, isn't it? Wherever you look, Valentines are springing up all of a sudden! Sweet, chubby cherubs are shooting their arrows, hearts are sparkling with glitter, flowers and candy abound...it's just everywhere!
I thought I'd add to that a bit today, as well! I was invited to a bridal shower on Saturday and made this card for the bride-to-be:
I really had fun with this, just kept adding things till it felt right...a paper doily was covered with different colors of Glimmer Mist, then topped with...
...some sweet images from Crafty Secrets' "Joys of Life" booklet...The words are from their "Cherish" stamp set--such a beautiful bunch of stamps! The background paper and the cut-out flowers are from their "Pastel" paper collection.
Lots of silver shavings glitter, some lovely half-pearls, ribbon, lace and that's about it!
Just look at this gorgeous sentiment! I love the fonts and illustrations from the Art Deco period--they always make MY heart flutter! This is also from the "Cherish" stamp set--this is the inside of the card.
Yesterday I made a little Valentine...wonder who it's for? Again, I started with a Glimmer Misted doily--seem to be enjoying that quite a bit lately! The adorable chipboard heart is from Crafty Secrets' "Sweet Chips Frames & More" set. I covered it with "Tattered Rose" and then Clear Crackle paint...then gave it a healthy dose of mica flakes!
Again, had so much fun just adding & adding till I could add no more! Love the muted colors and shabby Valentine feel of it...The trio of flowers is from an SU! flower punch...
This sweet image is from Crafty Secrets' new "Couple of Cuties" stamp set--just perfect for Valentine's Day! I covered the colored image with Clear Crackle Paint...
...here you can see the crackling a bit better--I really love this effect on vintage images!
Here you can see a bit of the musical paper I used as my background...this is from Crafty Secrets' "Pastels" paper collection...the saying is from the "Couple of Cuties" stamp set, also. Then, just added some lovely lace, ribbon, buttons, a bunch of Martha Stewart's "White Gold" glitter, and that's a wrap!
Hope your Valentine "season" is off to a lovely and creative start! Can't wait to see what you're all creating!
Now, go hug someone you love!
See you soon!
***Stop by and check out Erika Taylor's fabulous giveaway here--it's a good one!***
These are just fabulous Julie. So kind of you to do a step by step too, making it look so easy when it must have taken you ages.ReplyDelete
Love the heart shaped doilies too-never seen these in the UK. Must have a look as they're perfect for love themed cards.
Hugs, Fliss xx
Love your romantic cards!ReplyDelete
Wowza, Julie! These are so beautifully embellished! I adore the color scheme you used and all of those delectable layers. Oh my!ReplyDelete
Love is definitely in the air in Western Pa. It's soooo cold that there's lots of snuggling going on here!
gorgeous! love these and all your details.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards Julie, just gorgeous x Anne xReplyDelete
These are such fabulous cards you made. Love all the embellishments on the wedding card. I can never get enough viewing of romantic themed cards. Enjoy your week.
Absolutely stunning, Julie!! :)ReplyDelete
Julie, ooh my stars these are just Wonderful, I bet the bride to be just went GAGA over it!ReplyDelete
Both have such wonderous goodies to look at. ok time for me to do some Valentines!
Love the beautiful antiqued feel of these cards - so feminine and sweet!ReplyDelete
LOVE LOVE LOVE these fabulous cards!!! Did I say I love them??? Well I do I do!ReplyDelete
Really love what you did with those cards, friend and I LOVE the new look! Do you know I had 3 other people tell me that we all nearly used the same makeovers for our blogs...but each one chose something just right for their blog personalities!ReplyDelete
Oh my word girlfriend ... you constantly outdo yourself!!! THESE ARE AWESOME!!!! LOVE the 1st one and I'm sure the Bride-to-Be was VERY impressed too! GREAT JOB!!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE your new blog background also ... so vintagey beautiful ... "so you"!!!
I love the new look to your blog. I always look forward to your postings, got to get some of that crackle stuff looks like so much fun. NanReplyDelete
Such great cards! Love them, Julie!ReplyDelete
I just found you through Paula Clare's blog. Those Valentines are gorgeous! I'm doing a vintage Valentine swap and I am loving how you made yours.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful cards,thanks for stopping and leaving birthday wishes. Good luck in my giveaway!ReplyDelete
When, if, I come to the States this summer, I have got to try buy this Glimmer Mist you keep talking about. Such fun things to create with. Your cards are always so beautiful and detailed. Hugs to you! Blessings, TammyReplyDelete
Julie, just when I think your cards can't get any prettier or delightful, up pops this! I just adore these beautiful cards! You truly amaze me, you really do! I can't get over how very talented you are! Anyone who is lucky enough to have one of your cards is very lucky indeed! Wait?? That's me!! I truly cherish the lovely Christmas Card you sent to me. It is my favourite one of all time. ☺ Hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow. I expect you are sleeping by now. Love you loads sweet friend! xxooReplyDelete
These are fantastic Julie. Soooo many beautiful details in your cards:)ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful and creative day!
Amazing and SO lovely design:''Love is in the air...''
I feel my hart open as a flower,thankyou for your beautiful work!
So soft and feminine, Julie! ♥ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card and so creative; makes me feel good all over. Is Valentine already around the corner?ReplyDelete
now THESE are some valentines!ReplyDelete
awesome, as always!
Julie these are exquisite! I adore the one your made for the bride to be. WONDERFUL talent you girl!!!ReplyDelete
The couple of cuties are just adorbale I love her little headband. I'm just ordering some Valentines sprinkles and cake toppings ready for my cupcakes :-)ReplyDelete
Wow! What amazing Valentines. I especially love the one you made for the Bride to Be. There is just so much detail in that one. She will surely treasure it forever. And the Couple of Cuties set is just so cute. I really need to order that one!ReplyDelete
Your "Couple of Cuties" was one of my top favs at the Crafty Secrets booth. Amazing art!!!ReplyDelete