I have a long and happy history with Valentine’s Day. My mom and dad eloped on Valentine’s Day back in the 1940’s. Does it get any more romantic than that? When I was a little girl, I always created a special anniversary/Valentine’s Day card for them, using paste, crayons and construction paper. They always received these humble offerings with grace and gratitude. When it came time for me to marry my sweetheart in 1976, we chose a date as close to Valentine’s Day as possible, and exchanged our vows in a private ceremony with just 9 people present, including the bride and groom. I wore a borrowed gown, sandals on my feet and flowers in my hair. That was pretty romantic. Then, fast forward to 2005 when our eldest son tied the knot with his lovely wife in a beautiful candlelight ceremony held at a restored Antebellum home just 3 days before Valentine’s Day. If that isn’t romantic enough for you, our middle son plans to wed his sweetheart on a Disney cruise ship in February 2014, just a few days before Valentine’s Day. It seems that Valentine’s Day and weddings are inextricably bound together in the Clement family.
Which brings me to today’s card. Crafty Secrets, one of my all-time favorite online paper crafting companies, issued a Love challenge earlier this week. (http://heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.com/) The idea was to feature their gorgeous stamps in either a Valentine, an anniversary card or a wedding card…anything connected to the greatest of all themes: love.
You can find a list of products used in the making of this card at the end of the post, but for now, just enjoy the photos:
Oh, this sweet, sweet couple just makes me swoon! I love the big romantic moon hanging above their heads like a glowing promise of dreams to be dreamed and fulfilled, memories to be made and a life to be shared. There’s a beautiful innocence in this image that just captured me the minute I saw it. To make it stand out, I double stamped it and then popped it up on dimensionals. The moon was lightly coated with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Chandelier . The images were watercolored using Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I also double stamped those darling lovebirds and popped them up on dimensionals as well. The frame was heat embossed with Stampendous Shabby White embossing powder. I love the little gold flakes; they add a soft, shabby shimmer.
I hope you enjoyed hearing about my ties to Valentine’s Day, and I hope you create some special memories of your own. Thanks for reading my little blog. Your comments always make me smile.
Products used in this card:
Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps (Cherish http://craftyvintagegirl.com/index.php/sl11-cherish-stamp-set.html)
Prima (roses, Say it With Crystals)Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Ranger Archival Ink(Jet Black), Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam (Chandelier)Stampendous Embossing Powder (clear, shabby white) Stampin’ Up Dimensionals, Paper Wishes (Designer paper/weddings and Wedding cardstock) Hug Snug Seam Binding (cream) Spellbinders (Curved Rectangles, M-Bossabilities/Regal) white acrylic paint.