Sunday, January 9, 2011

Valentine Wishes

I usually send out about 15 Valentine cards every year - to the nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and a couple of adult family members. So get ready to see a few on my blog! This will be one for the adults this year. Very clean and simple but also pretty I think. I ATTEMPTED a little distressing - but, as always, it just appears (at least to me) that I just need a new paper cutter!!
I used some Cherry Cobbler (gotta love that color), and Very Vanilla. The image is from a set by CTMH called Soul Mates. The lace is some that I picked up not long ago at a thrift store.
This will be for the following challenges:
The Paper Players - Valentine's


Thanks for stopping by...............

Lynn

36 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the embossing and the layout .
Kevin xx

Monica said...

So rich and elegant, Lynn. Love the squiggly pattern in the heart stamp. And the red and white ribbon adds so much elegance and charm. Everything ties up so well.

Sorry for disappearing from the face of this earth without any notice. I got so busy with making Christmas cards for sale before I left that there was no time to do a post. Next time I promise to let you all know so that it does not make you worry.

Happy new year.

xxx Monica

Ms. Jen said...

Love your card! My paper cutter is doing the same thing. Must be something in the air! LOL

E.T said...

This totally rocks Lynn!

Margreet said...

beautiful card...love the heart
xxx Margreet

Lone Pine Designs said...

This is one eye-catching card and the bow is gorgeous!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lynn, this is a beauty - what a sweet Valentine's card. I feel so bad I don't send these out, I probably should, and you've sent 15! What a treasure it must be see your family members light up when receiving a Lynn original!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is gorgeous!!! I just love the embossing and ribbon supporting that beautiful heart. I agree Cherry Cobbler is the best!!!

Jenn said...

Just beautiful Lynn! Love the embossing!

Jenn
www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

WOW! Beautiful! Love that heart image! :)

Julie Gearinger said...

Love this card! The embossed Very Vanilla panel really does highlight the Cherry Cobbler perfectly! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

I think your distressing looks great, Lynn! I just love how the Cherry Cobbler really pops of the vanilla. What did we all do before that color was created? It's perfect for any occasion! The lace is the perfect compliment to your perfect bow, too. Love it! :)

Lisa said...

What an elegant valentine! Perfect for the sketch. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Faye said...

Wow, this is sooo striking, it's really gorgeous. The deep, rich red is lovely. x

Gina said...

Gorgeous bow! I need to send out more Valentine cards to friends. I love this, the lace is perfect here.

Nance said...

Such an elegant and sophisticated card. The color combination is lovely and so is your ribbon treatment! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Crafty Creations said...

You are too funny about the distressing comment!!
What paper do you use for your white embossing? It always looks SO GORGEOUS!!

That heart is beautiful and I love the lace as well!!

Another 12" - 14" of snow is expected tomorrow night! I can give you lessons in driving in the snow if you need :)
Maria

Always Playing with Paper said...

Fabulous as always Lynn! I love it!
Smiles,
Lesley

jojoscraps said...

Hi Lynn
I love the affect you've achieved with this stamp, the lace and embossing. It all came out so well. The distressing? Funny! I don't think you can just distress a little. You have to just "giv'er" lol
Jo xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this great textured card! I am going to CASE it when my nre SU stamp comes in!

Creative Inspirations said...

What a stunning card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Deb said...

This is a really simple but beautiful Valentine card! I really like the strip of lace on top of the ribbon. Such an elegant touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful! I love the embossing and the gorgeous bow! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

maryr917 said...

this is really a pretty card lynn-I was interested that you bought lace at a thrift store- I am going to have to check some of ours out for craft products

Alissa said...

I don't get distressing either Lynn, so you're not alone. Love the lace ribbon. Great touch on top of the red.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great use of the sketch this week and I think your distressing looks just great!

jaydee said...

Lynn,
I think the distressing is just the right amount! You really rocked the sketch. I love all the texture you created with the embossing, the lace, etc.
Another fabulous card!
So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week for our Valentine theme challenge.
Happy New Year
Hugs
Jaydee

Tammy said...

Something must be amuck that your blog doesn't come up when you post. But I am here to tell you your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the lace over ribbon.

Mary Brown said...

Beautifully elegant! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Michelle Forrest said...

Love the CAS card! Very pretty and very elegant!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the textures! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations Paint!
Kendra

TrishG said...

Very pretty Lynn! Nice elegant heart and ribbons. I love the background texture!

E.T said...

You know what helps... with distressing I mean, sometimes (for some cardstocks) you just have to wet the paper edges a bit (with a paint brush or niji water brush) and then distress it. Try it. Do let me know what the end result was.

Kianel said...

this is such a beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paints!
Love from France, Kianel.

Carrie said...

What an elegant Valentine. I love cherry cobbler too. The strip of lace is the perfect addition for this card

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The addition of the lace over the ribbon is really nice. The bow is perfect.