Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine's Day Angel Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Valentine's Day Angel blog hop! I think we have a record number of Angels participating in this hop! Be sure to click on all the links below to get some fabulous ideas for Valentine's Day! Here are my three projects.

This card was made with red, black and white cardstock. I used the Nestabilities labels 1 die to emboss the outline on the red cardstock, and to cut out the sentiment. The frame is from the Forever set and the sentiment is from Tag Tidbits. Black rhinestones are from Kaisercraft. Inks used - Palette pure poppy and Memento tuxedo black. Simple and quick!

I decided to do up a treat bag to put some cookies in! Labels 4 is used to cut a piece of red cardstock, which I used to anchor down the heart sentiment that is from the set Celebration time. I stamped it in red pigment ink and then embossed it in clear. Red grosgrain ribbon tied around the bag and a pretty bow top off this simple treat bag.

And lastly - I decided to go a little Tim Holtz grungy - and do something completely out of the box. At least for me!
Using the stamps from the Forever set, I created a Valentine's Day Tag. I stamped the "love" randomly in burnt umber on a piece of paper, then using a glue stick attached it to a heart chipboard cut out. Distressed around the edges and then added two antiqued copper eyelets in the middle.

I also used a tag fragment (colored with some alcohol inks) stamped with Stazon the "with love" sentiment from Tag Tidbits. I used a bit of scrappers floss for the tie. Added some mesh that I spritzed with some walnut ink to match all the brown colors. Using a stardust pen, I added some bling around the swirls.
Here is a close up of the button. It started out clear and alcohol inks were used to get that brown/copper look.

To get the soft brown distress look around the edges of the tag, I used a sponge applicator and the vintage photo distress ink.

This tag is so not my style of stamping, but it was fun to get out of my comfort zone and do something a bit different.

Here are the Angels who are participating in this blog hop. Please stop by, leave some love and gather some super ideas for your Valentine!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laurie W
Rita W
Rita K


Christine said...

Hi Laurie! Oh my word I love all three! TFS

Angela K said...

Love your projects! TFS

Chelsea said...

Great Projects ... love the colors and all of the details!

Anonymous said...

Laurie - your tag is absolutely fantastic. I love, love, love it!! rita w

Seleise said...

wow - great card - love how elegant it looks and the bag is cute too! the bookmark is awesome - great distressing!

Jennifer Carter said...

Such elegant projects!

Diane said...

Ooh, I like the embossed frame on the first one and I like the results of your stepping out of the box on the last one. Nice!

Stacy said...

Laurie these are wonderful but I especially love your tag!! Very nice, love the earthy color scheme.

Michelle said...

WOW - fabulous projects! Love them all - such wonderful details on the tag!

Risa said...

Pretty! I like your bag, very elegant.

Laurie said...

Oh I love these Laurie! Clean and simple and elegant! :)

Trudy Osborn said...

What beautiful projects...ditto what Laurie said.

Suzanne said...

Very elegant!

Chris said...

Super elegant and I really love the Tim HOltz grunge tag!! :)

StampinCarol said...

I love them all but that tag takes the cake!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your tag is amazing, you should go out of your comfort zone more often. The red and white valentine card and bag are simply elegant. Thanks for sharing! KellyRae

Glittered Paws said...

Love grunge - and the bag is fantastic, especially the bow!!! You know how I love your bows, but I keep practicing!!

Kim said...

Laurie these are all fabulous projects! The tag is my favorite... For not being your style you sure pulled it off!!!!

Laurie said...

Oh and I love the tag too! I am going to have to try out some Tim Holtz!

Barb said...

Wonderful projects, Laurie! LOVE that vintagey-collage tag!

Bridgett said...

I really love all the elements you put into each of these three projects. They are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!
Angel Hugs,

Rita Kegg said...

Awesome work!! I especially love the tag. You really put it together well. Thanks for sharing.

vicinity said...

Wow! This is quite a collection. Good work!

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