Thursday, February 11, 2016

So In Love Cards for Valentine's Day

Hey chipper gang!  Barbara here, and it's my turn to share a project with you today.  I love February because I love making vintage, shabby chic cards for Valentine's Day.  Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts has the most beautiful collection of filigree and fancy cut shapes that work well for card makers.  Combine that with Graphic 45 papers, and you cannot go wrong.

Painting the chipboard pieces with a variety of distress paints allowed me to achieve a close match to the colors in the paper.  I painted the clock hands, Lost in You, and the lattice hearts with Malted Milk, then Bundled Sage and Salty Ocean distress paint.  The filigree frame, Love, solid heart, and one lattice heart were painted with Malted Milk, White, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Wild Honey.  The key was painted with Tarnished Brass.

Here is an example of how I did not actually blend the colors but dabbed the colors, leaving a mottled, variegated effect, mimicking the colors in the papers.  

Love Card and close ups

Lost in You Card and close ups

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Used:

Filigree Frames Shapes Set

Words & Phrases 1
Border Sticks Hearts
Keys & Plates Shape Set
Clock Hands Shape Set

Other Supplies Used:

5x7 Blank Kraft Cards

Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Paper Collection
Distress Paints:  White, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage, Salty Ocean, Tarnished Brass
Ranger Malted Milk paint dabber (Jenni Bowlin)

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts has more chipboard shapes and designs coming out regularly, so be sure to visit the online store.   For more inspiration from the fabulous design team, be sure to visit the GSL Blog regularly.  Please check out Ginny's blog post that is up on the blog today as well!

Thanks for stopping by, and stay crafty, my friends!


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