February 14, 2013

Love Forever

I created a Valentine card for my husband using the BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate from  Artistic Outpost .
I decided against the traditional reds for Valentine and went with my favourite colour palette of the moment; this will be perfect for my husband. My background has been created with mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Stains, applying them to my non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up the ink with my card.
My focal image is from the BIRDS OF A FEATHER plate which I have added to a large heart, again coloured with Distress Stains. I have added the heart to a panel embossed with a heart embossing folder, rubbing a little olive bronze Treasure Gold over the embossed areas for added opulence.
For a little more interest I have added the bunting to the top of my card from the COWGIRL STRENGTH plate, coloured with Distress Stain, cut out and added to the top. I have added three small punched out hearts, coloured with peacock feathers Distress Ink along with a forever Chitchat sticker. For added texture I have also included a heart cut from corrugated card, adding a wooden bird and Chitchat sticker to the top.
LOVE has been added to the bottom of my card using the alphabet background from the SECRETARY POOL plate, stamped with black archival ink and coloured with Distress Stain. From this picture you can also see the wonderful touch of gold on the embossing from the Treasure Gold.
I have added a further heart cut from corrugated card to the bottom corner, colouring with peacock feathers Distress Ink, adding a wooden bird and Chitchat sticker to the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Designer: Tracy Evans xxx


butterfly said...

Glorious greens - I love this take on V-Day!!
Alison x

Heidi Lyons said...

I love the card and the colors!

Brenda Brown said...

A genius card Tracy, love the non-V colours and the wonderful shapes and textures. Think I am gonna have to get this plate.
Happy Valentine Day.
hugs {brenda} x0x

inkypinkycraft said...

A really beautiful card, fab colours trace x

Cathy L. Calamas said...

I love Valentine cards in not-traditional colors. Love, love the blue and green. Wonderful embossed layer!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous card, Alison!~

Dianne said...

Tracy this card is fantastic the colors the background its truly amazing and mu favorite color too wohoo I love it, thanks for sharing...