Friday, January 28, 2011

Rustic Valentine

After a few days of not crafting it felt good to get back in my craft room. Today's card features something that I have seen popping up all over the paper crafting world lately, paper doilies. What with Valentine's Day not too far away it seemed a fine idea to incorporate a doily into a Valentine themed card.

One of the things I really like about this particular design is the combination of the more rustic and natural elements such as kraft card stock and jute twine, with the softer ones like the doily and red crocheted heart I made. I love all the different textures!

The main image panel is popped up with foam tape and also lightly stamped with French Script. The paper edges were antiqued with the darker ink cube in the PTI Tea Dye Duo.

I have made a few of these little crocheted hearts now. They are very simple to make and can be done in just a few minutes. I really like the pop of red against all of the neutral shades! The instructions to make your own crocheted heart can be found on the Little Birdie Secrets blog.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps: French Script
Paper: Crumb Cake

Ink: Crumb Cake, Tea Dye Duo (PTI)

Accessories: paper doily, crocheted heart, button, jute twine


Debbie said...

The red heart really pops on this card. I love it! I'm so jealous that you can crochet a heart :-)

Linda said...

Amazing! The red heart really stands out and adds a bit of "spice"! Thanks for sharing!