Friday, February 4, 2011

Brian's Valentine

My husband is off to Montebello, Quebec, to look at airplanes.  They park the planes on the ice, and the show is outdoors.  Funny -- I elected to stay home and look after the animals!  I've made this valentine for him when he comes home.

The ruffle idea came from Roni Johnson at Inkstains with Roni.  One of my favourite blogs!  She has more ideas in a week than I'll dream off in months.  She sews crepe paper streamers, ruffling as she goes, then spritzes, stamps, and glitters it to perfection.
The heart is a stamp from Flourishes.  I stamped first in Apricot Appeal, then overstamped with Early Expresso.  It gives a bronzy effect.  Underneath is a stencilled flourish from SU, which is done in Champagne Shimmer ink.  The card base is Creamy Caramel and some Bobunny dp.  I stamped the ruffle before I sewed it with French Script and Chocolate Chip.  I trimmed the edges with scallop scissors, ruffled it, and then dipped the edges in Creamy Caramel smooshed on my craft mat and spritzed with Vanilla Perfect Pearls.
Inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishes set with Perfect Medium, and then went over it with gold Perfect Pearls.

Glitzy -- but he's worth it!

1 comment:

Christine K said...

Swoooon! I think it's safe to say this is an over the top valentine for your man! I do hope he appreciates all the work that went into this one of a kind creation!
Just lovely!