Red flower valentine

I was feeling the urge to work on some valentines, and started poking through my patterned paper to see if I had any that I forgot about.   This paper is one of those that I have had forever.  I love the vintage fabric look to it, but I keep forgetting I have it.  It happened to be very close in color to this punched flower I had lying on my desk, a leftover from my son's art project (his girlfriend doesn't like florist flowers because they are treated with so many chemicals; he made her paper ones).  The rest of the card just came together.
 It's a little squished in the scanner, but it would get squished in an envelope, so I guess it is better to see how it will look to a recipient.  The little heart on the vellum tag is punched from a scrap of the same painted paper - I love painting paper rather than using colored cardstock for a lot of things, but I have both on here.  The sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set I bought several years ago - I have used the doodles in the set, but the words don't often see ink.  it was the only "friends" stamp that was mall enough to fit on the tag, though.  The only thing new on this tag really is the baker's twine.  Well, it really isn't new; I just haven't used it before today.

Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - use your scraps
Color Create - red, cream, sage
Gingersnap Creations - ribbon
Heart2Heart - stamp on tag
Incy Wincy Designs - vintage

Juliet Arrighi

13 comments:

Paige Dolecki said...

Juliet -

Such a lovely card! I have that stamp set too - I think its called Playful Flourishes? Tiny sentiments come in handy! Thanks for sharing your art and playing along at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

Paige-DT
http://www.paigespaperparadise.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Very cute!

Allisa said...

Love your pattern paper! That is so neat that your son made a paper bouquet! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

happyscrapper said...

This is a lovely vintage card. The papers give it the vintage look along with the flower. Thanks for joining us this week at Incy Wincy.
Hugz,
Christine DT at Incy Wincy

Amy said...

Pretty card. Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart this week.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the paper- it does look just like fabric- awesome Valentines card. How sweet of your son to make his GF a paper flower- and the leftover is fab on your card!

Myrna said...

Juliet
I like the whole feel of this card and kudos to your son for his flowers as well.
Myrna

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - I really thought that was fabric x
Great use of our colour combo over at colour create - thanks for playing along x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Beach Cat ! said...

I love the way the little tag is tied on with bakers twine!

Sharon said...

WOW what a great vintage card, that paper is so amazing it really looks like fabric! Love the tiny sentiment stamp.. so cute and I'm sure comes in handy for tiny spaces :)

Thanks for joining us for the Red, Sage and Cream Challenge at Colour Create.

Sharon x

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

I never tire of a little hanging tag with a sentiment! Such a nice touch for a vintage feel card. Thanks for playing at H2H!

Laura said...

Sweet! Thanks for joining us at Gingers.

Carol said...

Lovely card. Great use of your scraps. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x