My Funny Valentine
Oh I love that song, especially the version by Chet Baker, which was played at our wedding. It just sends shivers down your spine.......anyway here is my funny valentine card for my dearly beloved.
Always hard to make cards for men I find, no lace, no ribbons, but hey I got a charm and some bling on !
This is an adaption of a design Eileen Godwin (Eileens Crafty Zone ) showed us at a recent PanPastels workshop. At the time we made a thank you card but the principle is so suited to any type of card.
So first of all I cut a strip of white linen card and coloured it with red and yellow PanPastels, blending to orange. After sealing I used the Leafy Swirl Clarity stamp and 3 colours of ink to create the image and then with Versafine Ink I stamped a sentiment, again from Clarity. I matted this onto gold mirri card. The tag is a Magnolia one called Romance, again cut from linen card, blended as before and stamped with Leafy Swirl. This time I added a charm - I love you and tied it on with gold twine. I matted the base card with gold mirri and cream linen card stock then stuck the banner and tag on. It looked a bit empty at first but I wanted to keep it simple so I drew a wiggly black line to sort of join the components up.
There you have it - my funny valentine - 'cos it doesn't say valentine anywhere on it but I think the sentiment says enough ! Thanks for looking x