Hello, Friends! Valentine’s Day is one of the best days of the year. I mean, what could possibly be better than a day devoted to love….and chocolate! Today i have a pair of Off to the Races Valentines to share with you. Both are made with Petaloo flowers and Graphic 45’s fabulous Off to the Races Collection.
Frilly and Feminine Off to the Races Valentine Tag
Valentine’s Day is one of the few times when you can get away with using a pink and red color palette. I think I’ve pulled it off on this frilly and feminine Valentine’s Day tag. The base is a Graphic 45 Staples Long Ivory Tag. I’ve layered on pretty papers and loads of fussy cut flowers. Then, to bring things to life, I piled on beautiful Penny Lane Antique Red Mixed Blossoms and Darjeeling Cream Butterflies.
A Vintage Masculine Valentine with Off to the Races
One of the things I really like about the Off to the Races papers is that they contain both masculine and feminine images, color palettes and prints. You’d never think that this card was made with the same collection as the tag above.
The secret to a good masculine card is choosing the right colors, images and textures. These deep brown tones and strong images are perfect for your favorite fella. Adding metallic embellishments amps up the masculine vibe that much more. I tapped the silver brads and cameo frame with alcohol ink to match the browns in the papers.
When choosing floral embellishments, it’s all about texture and color! These Mini Canvas Rosettes do the trick! I flanked them with Darjeeling Petite Cream blossoms to keep things from becoming too drab. And burlap string is the perfect choice for trim!
Inside, I’ve used an image from the collection as a pocket for this little chocolate. The belly band on the right is a fun design feature, and it also allows me to write a personal Valentine greeting to my favorite fella on an ephemera card from the collection. Isn’t it great when form and function meet?
I hope these Valentine ideas got your mind “racing” and that they’ll carry you “across the finish line” as you create!
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