Today I'm sharing a special Valentine made for my dear husband Richard. We will be married 30 years this May so I wanted something special to mark the occasion. After almost 30 years, you get to know each other pretty well. And like all couples we've shared a lot of joy and happiness and endured our fair share of ups and downs. Its not always easy, but our shared faith remains the one constant that helps us overcome wherever life throws our way.
To make this card, I began by playing with 1/2" strips, originally thinking that I would basket weave them, but after doing so, they looked too busy. I loved how they looked just staggered in different colors so I went with that for the background. I finished the background off by double matting it for a clean and simple look. Then, I sewed two different hearts together to say that with love, two hearts beat as one. The hearts open to a sentiment that reflects this shared meaning in our lives. I finished it off with some lovely Prima flowers and their beautiful open fret work die leaves. I love the vintage colors of these papers by My Minds Eye. The bold color combination, while subtly vintage, is still quite striking with the black and cream accents.
Using the same MME paper collection, here's one more Parisian inspired 'Amour' Valentine card. This one is available at my Etsy today. Very similar techniques only I used a 6x6 negative heart overlay which is attached to a blank card so you can add your own sentiment.
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this share. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Valentines Day! Until next time ... Big Hugs ~ Dawna