Thursday, January 22, 2009

Love of a Lifetime's sunny here in Miami but still COLD!! At 10:00 a.m. it's 49 degrees. We had frost on our cars in the driveway this morning!! I'm thinking of my homeless clients who come into the food pantry that I am running for my church. We only saw one last night so hopefully they made it to shelters!

I came home from work last night and finished up this vintage Valentine collage. I think it came out so cool. It all started with the picture of the couple embracing. I thought it would be a nice guy type Valentine, especially for someone's sweetie who has been/is in the Air Force. I made the retro postcard from a scrap of Very Vanilla, deckle cut the edges, added a cupid postage stamp from a digital collage sheet and then stamped the "handwritten" sentiments from the Feeling Groovy set from Verve Visual. The 'Be Mine' heart was from the collage sheet also.
The BG panel is Always Artichoke stamped and clear embossed with a number of different travel stamps to give a world traveler flavor - fort of like a GI traveling with the service. I don't know why I chose to make the heart black. Maybe to make it more mascualine, but the black really appeals to my eye. I thought the Philosophy Tag from Tim Holtz really pulled the whole Love of a Lifetime theme together.
As always, I have finished off the inside panels with coordinating paper, stamps and stitching. If you double click on the photos, they will open and you can see the details close up.

Here's the card recipe:
Stamps: Always and travel stamps from SU including Travel Post, Up in the Air and Balmy Breezes. The map is from ToyBox.
Paper: SU cardstock Basic Black, French Vanilla and Always Artichoke
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: HodgePodge Hardware, Clear EP, Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags and Swivel Clasps, collage sheet from, CM flower punch, notion flower from Jo-Ann, sewing machine.

That's it for today. Hope you all are staying warm. Let me know what you think of my card!

1 comment:

Joan said...

Hi, thanks so much for your comment. Your blog is amazing. I love the vintage look and wish I could pull it off! (I can't figure out how to comment with the Open ID thing)!!

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