Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saint Valentine's Wedding Day Gift

St. Valentine's Wedding Day Shadow Box

Hi Friends,

Catching up this morning with a few year end posts.  This is a gift I made for our friends Kathy & Charlie who were married on St. Valentine's Day in 1987.  Kathy and I met in 2009 and one of our favorite pastimes is browsing around the antique shops in Old Town Temecula to see if we can find something we can't live without!  lol

 Well over the years Kathy has given me many special crafting trinkets and I took this opportunity to use a few of my favorite ones on their special wedding layout.  Among them is this beautiful tatted cameo and these wonderful gold quilted heart buttons. 

To create this layout I used Webster's Pages "In Love" and  "Post Cards to Paris" paper collections.  I framed the  background by using a piece of black textured cardstock then punched around the page with Martha Stewart's Tear Drop punch and used a Krylon pen to distress the edges in gold.   Then I framed the outer punch work with gold foil cardstock.  For the inside page, I used Martha Stewart's Vintage Lace punch and backed it with red cardstock.  Then finished the inner page off with a bit of zigzag stitching. The dark red and hot pick flowers are hand made rolled flowers and the remaining mulberry flowers are from Wild Orchards web site.
Fir the key to my heart element, I embossed a Kaiser Craft filigree heart and key with gold embossing powder, added a vintage label (with the title work printed from my computer) and did some picture matting for a nice clean finish.

Thank you for dropping by my gallery and if you have a minute, I always appreciate hearing from you.  Make it a happy day friends!  Hugs ~ Dawna

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