Shabby Vintage valentine

I love the Tim Holtz paper lines.  I love the colors and the designs, but what I hate about them is that they are such beautiful, strong, assertive designs, I can hardly bring myself to cover them up.  I bought this Shabby Vintage paper pack almost 2 years ago, then despaired of using it, and stuck it in the back of my scrapbook paper file, where I had forgotten it until I was searching for valentine paper.   I don't want to make a card that is just a background paper and a sentiment, but what else to put?
I punched the heart from white, then dry embossed it with a cuttlebug folder I had forgotten I had.  I used the reverse, so the fleurs des lis would stay white, then lightly distressed heart with distress and gold metallic inks, a red heart offset helps it stand out. The sentiment was a leftover from when I was testing my new stamp earlier this week; I got the fancy cut on the ends by weaseling it into a corner punch.  a little gold organza ribbon seemed to tie the whole thing together.  None of it is bold enough to outshine the Tim Holtz paper, though.

Challenges:
 Scrapbook Sisters - sweet Valentine
Gingersnap Creations - Favorite paper
Truly Scrumptious - something forgotten
Alota Rubber Stamps - heart
Artistic Stamper - vintage

Juliet Arrighi

3 comments:

Myrna said...

Juliet
You really did showcase the beauty of the paper and I think the whole thing is very elegant.
Myrna

Michele said...

you've made perfect use of this beautiful designer paper. a charming card. happy valentine's day! xo

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely entry with us this month at The Artistic Stamper.....good luck!
xoxo Sioux