Friday, February 6, 2015

Shabby Blue Valentine Card

Hello everyone,

I created a Valentine card in Blue and White tones, hope you like it:


I used super heavy white cardstock for my base. The card measures 6" x 6". First layer is a script print paper in light blue shades with distressed edges. It is just peeking behind double layer of cheese cloth.
The top layer is a piece of blue cardstock that was distressed with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and then covered with Glue n' seal. once that was dry, I dabbed two layers of white paint onto it. Once the paint was dry, I embossed it with script embossing folder, distressed all the edges and randomly sanded off parts of script to uncover dark blue color of cardstock.
The hearts are different size and shape Cricut cutouts. Dark blue and the smallest one was treated with Picket Fence Distress Paint, the middle white one with Faded Jeans Distress Paint.


The sentiment was creating using "be mine" stamp from More than Love Verve Stamps set. I stamped it with Versamark and covered it with Snow Embossing powder. Then I treated entire banner with Faded Jeans Distress ink and gently removed the ink off of the embossed area.


This side view gives you an idea how dimensional this card is...


The flowers: all handmade by me. I used white cardstock to cut out 5 petal flowers in different sizes. I used two different ways to ink the flowers with Faded Jeans Distress ink. First one is inking with sponge and the second was just dabbing the ink pad directly onto flowers. After I made all my roses I painted one with Picket Fence Crackle Paint, the others were treated with white acrylicic paint using a sponge. I added a thin layer of decorative sisal before I started adding flowers to my card.
In this closeup you can see crackle paint effect really good...


The shabby bow was created using white seam binding ribbon that I hand died with Faded Jeans Distress ink. I added a small metal heart with a key charm, tied to a sisal string. I painted the charm with Picket Fence Distress Paint.


One more side view of the finished card...

I am entering this card into following challenges:

The Artistic Stamper February's Creative Challenge "Love"
Word love means hearts...

Artist Trading Post Exchange "Love is in the Air"

Cardabilities Sketch #116



The Mixed Media Card Challenge #8 {love}


and

The Shabby Tea Room #245 I {heart} You


I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...

Samra

02/14/2015 UPDATE
It is my great honor to announce that my card was selected as one of the Feature Designers at Cardabilities! I am absolutely thrilled and ecstatic!


02/21/2015 UPDATE

I am so honored to announce that my card was Top 3 at Artist Trading Post Exchange!!


54 comments:

  1. Such amazing detail in vintage beauty...so pretty! Love the flowers, script background, and hearts! Whew...what a stunner...well done!!!

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    1. Awww Maria!!! Thank you soooo much!!! Hugs :)

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  2. WOW WOW WOW!! Loving this one Samra!! I just recently discovered Faded Jeans and have also put it to good use!! Great minds think alike!! Love your gorgeous flower arrangement with all of your wonderful hand made flowers, what a treat!! Beautiful job with the background, I love the script and your layered hearts are fantastic!! Another stunning card my talented friend! see you out on the dance floor, big hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much Pamellia! You are just too sweet and always so kind with your comments! I truly and greatly appreciate you my friend! See you on the dance floor :)

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  3. Samra, this is like a little piece of Heaven with the blue and white tones, and airy feel.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog recently and leaving comments. It's so nice to know you! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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    1. Awww Colleen, thank you so very kindly for joining my blog and taking time to leave me this sweet comment!! I truly appreciate it. I am a huge admirer of your work! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  4. Oh my! This is one stunning card! Love the flowers and the shabby look! X

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    1. Thank you so very much Ingrid :) So nice to see you stop by! Hugs :)

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  5. I love the blues, beautiful color choice! Those flowers are absolutely amazing and love the little details like the charm!

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    1. Thank you Kara :) Thank you for taking time to always leave me such sweet comments!!! I truly appreciate you :) Hugs :)

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  6. Beautiful card Samra ! Love the different colour scheme, it really works extremely well ! Your flowers are gorgous too ! Thanks for joining us at ATP Exchange. Sue C x

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    1. Awww Thank you so much Sue!!! I love playing at ATP Exchange :)

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  7. OMG, Gorgeus card!! Love it!Thank You for sharing with Cardabilities.

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    1. Wow, I am honored by your comment! Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and comment on my card :) I truly appreciate it :)

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  8. This is spectacular. Love the colours, your gorgeous flowers and all the other shabby elements. I just came back from Michaels and they have denim, burlap, galvanized ,metal and chalkboard everything right now. I saw Pamellia's blue and cream card and I recently did a card with lots of denim so I would say the three of us are trendsetters :)
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. HAHAHA! I'll take it Cec! Trendsetters and Three Musketeers of the Crafting World!!! I am glad you like what I made :)
      Thanks so much for stopping by my friend!!! Have a great weekend :)

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  9. A stunning card. Awesome layers and dimensions , a super colour combination as well.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at ATP Exchange as well.
    Yvonne

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  10. Wow Samra! What a gorgeous card! Love all the distressing and beautiful blossoms! So much eye candy to enjoy! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much Mona :) I am glad that you like my card :)

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  11. Beautiful feminine card and love the beautiful heart made of tiny hearts
    Carol x

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  12. This is a beautiful vintage mixed media piece with fabulous layers. The dimensional roses are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with us at ATP Exchange this fortnight
    Annie DT x

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  13. It's truly beautiful! Love the flowers and the midnight blues ... Have a beautiful day!

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  14. OMG, Gorgeus card!! Love it!Thank You for sharing with Cardabilities.

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  15. Wow, Samra, you have hit a home run with this stunning card! A trip to Michael's last week revealed lot's of denims. Since Faded Jeans has been my second favorite Distress color, (Vintage Photo, first, of course), I HAD to pick some up with hopes of making a "denim" project in the near future! You have inspired me more than you will ever know! Although my work can never compare to yours! I love the shabbiness, those flowers and that bow are just gorgeous and love the background script. What a lovely card! Hugs!

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  16. Wow, Samra, you have hit a home run with this stunning card! A trip to Michael's last week revealed lot's of denims. Since Faded Jeans has been my second favorite Distress color, (Vintage Photo, first, of course), I HAD to pick some up with hopes of making a "denim" project in the near future! You have inspired me more than you will ever know! Although my work can never compare to yours! I love the shabbiness, those flowers and that bow are just gorgeous and love the background script. What a lovely card! Hugs!

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  17. This is pretty in so many ways Samra!

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  18. This card is a realy beauty and I love it even more because you have used an unusual colour palette for this time of year. Your layers are superb and the touches of crackle and distressed embossing are wonderful. Then we come to those flowers: wow, they are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at ATP Exchange this time. Julia x

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    1. Thank you so much Julia :) I hope to crack that thought cookie of ATP Exchange with this one :)

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  19. Blue is may favorite colour! Your card is stunning.....the hand made flowers are so pretty! Love your gorgeous shabby card! Thanks for sharing it with us in The Shabby Tea Room too :) Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Tracey :) my favorite color is blue too!!!

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  20. Samra, totally adore your roses with the added crackle, stunning floral arrangement. I thought I was following you, but have been missing posts so must sign up.
    Have a lovely weekend, Julie xx

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    1. Thank you so very kindly for joining my blog Julie! I am a huge admirer of your work!

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  21. Outstanding vintage design and great dimensions and elements.

    Hugs Diane

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  22. Congratulations on your Top 3 Win at Artist Trading Post!! You deserve it Samra, this is just stunning!! big hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much Pamellia :) I am go happy and proud :) They are one tough cookie to crack :)

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  23. Wow, Samra! I was so excited to see your card was picked for Top 3! So very well deserved! And for being selected as one of the Featured Designers at Cardabilities, too! You are on crafty fire! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara :) I was surprised that they picked my card and of course very happy about it :) Thank you so much for stopping by to congratulate me, I truly appreciate it :)

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  24. Congrats on your Cardabilities shout out. So deserving. I love your choice of blue for a Valentine. And my eye cannot stop admiring that blue-but-painted-and-then-script-embossed cardstock piece. Thanks for joining us this month at the MMCC.

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    1. Thank you so much Maria :) I am so happy you like that piece of cardstock, it does draw attention:) I have that card sitting on my office desk at home :) I made my husband give it to me for Valentine's :)

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  25. Stunning! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x

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    1. Thank you so very kindly Jennie :) I am glad you like my card :)

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  26. Beautiful card with lovely layered details. Love it!
    Thanks for playing with us at MMCC. Hoping to see you with us again in March!

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  27. I simply love this - wonderful soft shades of blue, and so much detail and dimension in your beautiful embellishing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x

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