Friday, February 22, 2013

La Rue Valentine Cards

I'm quite late posting some of my Valentine's Day cards, but hope you will still enjoy seeing them.  Both of my cards use the Memory Box La Rue Heart die with the matching Grand Heart.

The background on the first card was created by running a piece of Shimmery White paper through the Big Shot using a Sizzix Scrollmark embossing folder.  I then lightly sponged over the scrolls with VersaMagic Pretty Petunia ink.  It was then mounted to a piece of Elegant Eggplant.  Light orchid satin ribbon was wrapped around the paper with a bow.
The La Rue Heart was cut from Shimmery White paper and glued to a shimmer purple heart.  A Prima Marketing Angelica Rose graces the center.  The heart was popped up off the background paper and everything was mounted to an orchid card.

Happy Valentine's Day was stamped in Distress Dusty Concord and embossed with clear embossing powder.  A cute skeleton key image was stamped in Stone Gray.

On the pink card I used a music score background stamp with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink.  The edges were distressed and then mounted to a piece of Blushing Bride.

Using the Memory Box Grand Heart die I cut a piece of Shimmery White paper and sponged it with ColorBox Frost White, Distress Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose.  I suppose I could have used a piece of Blushing Bride, but I enjoy sponging and creating my own colors.  I then glued the delicate La Rue Heart to the pink grand heart.  In my stash I found a beautiful off-white crochet pearl blossom for the center.

Happy Valentine's Day was stamped in Close to Cocoa and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The scrolls were stamped in Distress Victorian Velvet (stamped off once on scrap paper).

I find that no matter how much designer paper I have, I tend to keep making my own backgrounds.  Sometimes it seems like I can't get the colors to match the way I want so I just start sponging.
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!  I hope you get to enjoy what makes you happy.
Purple Card Recipe:
Stamps:  SU Key to My Heart, PSX Valentine's Day Sentiment
Paper:  Orchid, DCWV The Shimmer Matstack Purple, Elegant Eggplant, Shimmery White
Ink:  VersaMagic Pretty Petunia, Distress Dusty Concord, StazOn Stone Gray
Accessories:  Offray 5/8" Light Orchid Satin Ribbon, Prima Marketing Darling Angelica Rose, Memory Box La Rue Heart & Grand Heart Dies, Memory Box Debutante Frame Die (Inside), Bow-Easy
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Pink Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampendous Music Score Background, PSX Valentine's Day Sentiment, Stampington & Company Wrought Scroll
Paper:  Desert Storm, Blushing Bride, Shimmery White, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Music Score - Brilliance Pearlescent Beige; Heart - ColorBox Frost White, Distress Spun Sugar, Distress Victorian Velvet & Distress Tattered Rose; Sentiment - Close to Cocoa with Clear EP; Scrolls - Distress Victorian Velvet
Accessories:  Crochet Pearl Blossom, Memory Box La Rue Heart & Grand Heart Dies 
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Pat Hatt said...

Very nice indeed.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the hearts and beautiful backgrounds!

Heirloom treasures said...

Donna,they are so beautiful. You would never be able to buy cards so pretty. I love them both. x

Becky said...

This is beautiful Donna, I love this heart.

Chris said...

Wow! Those cards are beautiful! I love the Memory Box die you used!!! Very pretty!

Jen said...

That purple heart is amazing.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very lovely! I love all the details, especially the music sheet background, the key stamp, and the beautiful pearl flower. Little works of art! xx

Connie B. said...

I love your Valentine card. I have this die and it's gorgeous. You did a great job with the flower in the middle. The key inside is the perfect touch. Nice work....

Lisa Gordon said...

They are both so beautiful, Donna!
You are truly such a talented artist.

Happy weekend to you!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Heart cards Donna.
What a gorgeous die heart.

greetings karin

Rosemary said...

Very Pretty.....

Maureen said...

Wow those are just gorgeous Donna! I LOVE them! As a card maker, I can appreciate all the work you put into these; really beautiful!

I received your Valentine's Tea on Friday!!! It is amazing! When I opened your lovely package, including your wonderful tags, Dakotah my black cat would not let me take the tin of tea away; she was mesmerized by the smell! Thank you, thank you so much! I was so thrilled to win your draw.

Terry said...

Beautiful cards! I love that the heart is so big and the flowers in the center are gorgeous. I'm partial to the music sheet background, though purple is a favorite color of mine! Lovely.



Ellen Whyte said...

I like that colour of purple!

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Dear Donna,
Beautiful valentine card. Love the heart design, flower and music paper. Beautiful colors!

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Your cards are so pretty!
You use such pretty paper and colors!

Thanks for the visit today!

KER said...

they are both so gorgeous and elegant...with a beautiful vintage/look/feel

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