Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Card - Love

Happy Valentine's Day!!  Today I have another Pinterest inspired Valentine's Day card.  This card was inspired by a beautiful Heidi Swapp Easter card.  You can see the inspiration card HERE.

I am so in love with the layered look of banners right now and this card is the perfect mix of banners, ephemera, and ribbon.  I love the overall color palette that the inspiration card has and I think it's perfect for Valentine's Day, so I tried to stick with a similar color scheme.

Instead of going with an obvious lovey-dovey background paper, I chose to use this pretty bokeh style paper to keep it light and whimsical.  I also chose to leave out the textured layer since I wanted a crisper feel to my card.

To make the banners, I used some coordinating scraps from my stash and just notched them with a pair of sharp scissors.  I topped them off with a fluffy bow made from pink dyed seam binding that I scrunched up to give it a softer appearance.  And, finished the entire embellishment off with a translucent Heidi Swapp butterfly.

The love sentiment at the bottom is from the Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection. The touch of gold gives it just the right amount of bling for me.  I tucked another translucent Heidi Swapp embellishment behind the word for symmetry.

One of the things that I really like about this design and all the other ones I chose for these cards is that they can be easily altered to fit any occasion by changing the color scheme and a couple of simple elements.

Enjoy your weekend :)

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