Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Botanical Valentines

Hello Everyone:

Today I would like to show you a number of cards I made, mostly Valentines, but all made from the same 4 sheets of paper and embellished with Creative Impressions embellishments to really make them stand out.

 As you can see, I have created 10 cards from the same 4 papers and I still have paper left over.  I could not have stretched this paper nearly as far had it not been for these wonderful embellishments.

Now let's look at these cards individually to see what lovely embellishments I used on them

The paper is by Prima Marketing and Kaisercraft.   On this card I die cut a heart out of one of the background papers and stamped "Amour" by B Line Designs in the center of the heart using Wendy Vecchi's Thistle Archival Ink.  I placed the heart on a square from another paper and cut out a butterfly from yet another.  Before adhering the butterfly to the heart, I attached a Gold Curved Heart Brad (91004) to the center of the butterfly.  Before adhering this panel to the background piece, I wrapped a piece of White Crepe Ribbon ( 70132 ) around the bottom panel and tied a bow towards the base of the card.  I adhered the square panel to the background over the ribbon.

The next one was super easy.

I cut out the rose spray from one of the Prima papers and adhered it with pop dots to a white card stock panel.  I stamped "Cherish" above it and placed a Gold Curved Heart Brad at the top of the letter "i" as well as a small Gold Fastener to the center of one of the flowers.  I placed another cut out butterfly on the flowers, added a small cut out rose to the top and wrapped a piece of Plum Crepe Ribbon (70123) around the card.

I accidentally photographed the above card twice.  It should be this card:

This card is a collage over a plum piece of card stock.  I used White Web Ribbon ( 70187), a Silver Curved Heart Brad ( 92004) and Silver Leafy Vine  (70226) for this card.

This card could be used as a "thank you" card.  This time I used Pink Web Ribbon (70194) behind a die cut heart and on top of it.  I cut out a rose from the patterned paper and the sentiment, adhered them over the heart and added a Silver Heart Fastener.  Another easy card!

This card features more cut outs over a background piece.  What makes this card so elegant is the Vintage Rose Velvet Sequin Ribbon (70483) wrapped around both ends  of the sentiment piece.

I used small patterned paper panels for this card along with a rose spray cut from the patterned paper and adhered to the bottom of the sentiment panel.  The Plum Crepe Ribbon wrapped around the bottom of the panel and tied into a bow adds elegance to this card.

The center panel of this card is a stamp from B Line Designs.  I added some Metallic Butterflies to this panel along with a few mini Rounds from the Heritage Mini Rounds set (90191).  I wrapped another piece of Plum Crepe Ribbon around the panel and attached the panel over two small pieces of background paper I turned into other panels.  A piece of White Web Ribbon was adhered to the card base first.

Again, another easy card.  This one was created with just two small panels adhered to a white card.  I use cut two roses and also adhered a butterfly to the center.

I turned this card into a "thank you" card by adding a die cut "thanks" above the sentiment.  I added some Gold Heart Fasteners and a butterfly and adhered this to a background panel wrapped with some Pink Crepe Ribbon with a bow tied to it.

This Valentine card  was centered around the sentiment.  I fussy cut several roses from the patterned paper, placed them on a plum card stock panel along with the sentiment and wrapped some Vintage Rose Velvet Sequin Ribbon around the bottom.  This panel is adhered to a background panel and you have a lovely Valentine!

I hope you have enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed creating them!  There are a few little pieces of paper left, so I guess I will have to see if I can make a few more!