Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Valentine for my Valentine

This is the Valentine I made for my husband this year.  I always try to make him a special one, because I love him the most!  This year I put lyrics to a song called "The Book of Love" inside. It's a beautiful song that expresses so much when I hear Peter Gabriel sing it.  My husband and I love music, it's something that brought us together and we share in a special way so I like to use lyrics in my Valentines to him. 

I used Spellbinders Dies (Fleur de lis and Labels 18). Patterned paper is from the French Market Collection by Recollections.  Heart and key were cut using a Spellbinder's die (Antique Heritage).  I cut copper sheeting and inked it using Ranger alcohol ink in Pitch Black, then rubbed across the top with sandpaper.  Inked the edges of the paper with Tim Holtz Distress inks in Black Soot. 

Here's a video of the music and lyrics that I placed inside for my Valentine. <3

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards 2013

I think hand made Valentine's Day cards are a beautiful thing.  Not necessarily because of the skill shown in the card making itself, but because someone took the time to lovingly think about you and make something that is truly from the heart.  They are old fashioned in the best kind of way. The oldest Valentine known to be in existence is from 1400.  In the 1800's in Europe the Valentine Card was the gift one would receive from an admirer.  So in this day of email, text, and skype, I think it's really sweet to make your own Valentines for those you love. 

Here are the Valentine's I have made so far this year: