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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vicki's Valentine Birthday Inspiration!

Happy New Year everyone!

Vicki here to share some Valentine inspiration with you.

Valentine's Day is more than a holiday of romance in our family.  It's also my cousin's birthday.  We live almost 3000 miles apart and don't see each other often enough.  So, for my Valentine inspiration, I created a birthday card for her.  Happy Birthday, Deb!

"Happy Birthday...On this Valentine's Day"

Valentine's Day always brings to mind "hearts and arrows".  The Basic Grey True Love papers that I have been hoarding in my stash fit the Valentine theme perfectly.

The card base is 5 x 7 and made from white cardstock.  I used the fabulous Close To My Heart Arrow embossing folder for the background layer, gave it a light sanding over the raised arrows and added a touch of ink to the white areas.  The next layer of chevron design is beneath two arrowheads that I made using arrow print patterned paper.  I matted everything with white cardstock.  The sentiment, "On this Valentine's Day" is printed on woodgrain paper and die cut with a Couture Creations heart die. 

The Pièce de résistance, of course is the fab bow that was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making tool.   It helps create bows quickly and with ease.  If you don't have one in your stash, visit the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog HERE and order yours today!  I added a Tim Holtz arrow under the bow for a finishing touch.

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Thanks for stopping by to see my Valentine inspiration!


Barbara Bruder said...

Vicki, your Valentine's Day birthday card is very cool. Love the arrows as your embosed background and the arrow embellishment is just a perfect accent through your beautiful bow.

Donna Maligno said...

Vicki I just love the combination of layered textures and chevrons and checks in this card. It takes a masterful eye to combine all these ingredients and come out with a winner! I wish I had the eye to create like this.

Gail said...

I LOVE this card. The sanding on the background is fabulous and that bow is one heck of a bow. Turquoise and red are great together and this card is wonderful!