Authentique Romance: Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio
Hello, Friends! Wow…it’s the last week of January! That means Valentine’s Day is hot on our heels. So today I’m sharing a vintage style Love Lives Here Valentine made with Authentique Paper’s gorgeous Romance collection.
This 5″ x 7″ top fold card has a lovely vintage vibe thanks to the black and red color palette. I wanted it to have the look of old ironwork, so I treated the chipboard and metal corners with a shabby black embossing powder that I found in my stash. I echoed this with the jet black vintage button that sits regally on top of the Lipstick Red seam binding bow.
TIP: for a fun, easy embellishment, wrap your card with gold metallic string. Tie on some tiny antique bronze keys and add a bow. Did you notice that one of these keys is shaped like a heart? How sweet is that?
I combined papers from the 12×12 Collection Kit along with the 6×6 bundle to make sure that the patterned papers did not compete for attention. I read somewhere that when you are designing with patterned papers, you want to think “quarter, nickel, dime”. The quarter is the larger pattern: in this case, the red lattice in the background. The “nickel” is represented in the small leaf pattern. And the “dime” would be the small stripe. The black and white heart pattern is large, but it reads like a neutral because of the colors.
Love Lives Here Valentine Card Folio: A Peek Inside
It’s always fun to carry a color or a theme inside a card. So you’ll find the same red and black color palette inside. Don’t you just love the red and white lace patterned paper? Ooh la la!
I love surprises, so I tucked a sweet one inside this darling little ribbon tied gift wallet.
Sweets for the sweet…and room to write a little love note.
The large pocket on the bottom holds a tea bag wallet, a honey stick and a vintage silver plate spoon. I just love it when a card doubles as a gift!
Have you started creating your Valentines yet? Better get busy! You can find more Authentique Romance Valentine inspiration HERE.and HERE. I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in today’s post.If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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