Friday, February 5, 2010

Reading Angel Valentine

I’m always on the look out for a bargain. One of my favorite shopping spots is Goodwill. I have a great store (about 45 miles from me) who gets all of Target’s discontinued items. Do all Goodwill’s do this or am I just lucky? Anyway, I can usually find some great bargains in the craft aisle, although I do have to do some digging as it’s not always that organized. I’ve found brand new Stamping Up and Creative Memories products for just a few dollars! Today I used a Hallmark Valentine (there were 6 cards for $0.99) that was sold at Target originally. The cards are simple with the preprinted heart ‘flowers’ and verse. As soon as I saw them I knew they’d be a great base for a more personal creation. Plus they came with silver envelopes!

TIP: Stop at your local thrift stores and you might just find inspiration for pennies!

Sketch Inspiration ~ Card Patterns Sketch #49
Color Inspiration ~ All About Pink
Makeup 4 the Weekend Challenge #15 ~ Pink & Bling I used glitter cardstock and lots of Spica on my image to make it sparkle, plus the silver charms shine things up.
365 Cards Day 341 ~ Substitution Please We were to use a heart instead of a flower on card. See the 2 heart flowers dangling from their vine at the top of the card?
CHARMS: I picked up a set of 5 heart charms in the clearance jewelry section at Wal-Mart.

My Creation
I usually work hard to NOT have frayed ribbon, but I really like this look.
TIP: I keep a lighter in my tool caddy and run the flame VERY CAREFULLY over the ends of ribbons that aren’t hidden on the card. This works best on grosgrain and ‘melts’ the ends so they won’t fray.

Image Detail ~ Can you see the sparkle?

INS AND OUTS ~ Reading Angel Valentine
Stamps: Reading Angel (Whiff of Joy)
Paper: Neenah Classic Solar White, DCWV Glitter, Hallmark card as base
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (RV000, 21, 29; R000; Y000, 11, 21; E00, 50; C00; N0), Spicas (Buttermilk, Lavender, Pink, Blossom, Clear), White Gel Pen
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Misc Charms
Card Patterns Sketch #49
365 Cards Day 338
The Pink Elephant Challenge #52
Makeup 4 the Weekend Challenge #15
Flourishes New Release Challenge FTTC52D
Whiff of Joy Challenge #65
Papertake Weekly Challenge
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #68
365 Cards Day 341
CCEE Stampers Challenge
Inky Impressions #29
Your Next Stamp Challenge #9
365 Cards Day 328


  1. Fabulous card, love the colours.

    Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

    Mel X

  2. How cute! Love all the pink and appreciate the tip on the grosgrain ribbon. Thanks for playing in our CCEE challenge!

  3. It is lovely! you used great the color combo!

  4. Your card is darling from the ribbons to the cute image to the charm! Thanks for playing along at Inky Impressions! Beth

  5. Great card, love the sparkles and charms. THanks for joining us at WOJ Challnege.

  6. Sweet image and lovely card! Love that charm! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions! hugs, Angela

  7. OH WOW fantastic job with the colors and sketch!!! Gorgeous image and charms!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

  8. Totally cute card!!! The image is absolutely darlin'....awesome coloring too!!! I like how you added the color pink and the sweet charms!!!

    Thank you so much for adding the FTTC to your card!!! Hugs ~S~

  9. great job!!! Thanks for playing with me at 365 Cards!

  10. This is wonderful!! I love those charms!!

  11. Sweet card - love that image!

  12. Thanks for playing with us on PMS! Your frayed ribbon really looks great on this card!

  13. Lovely card... Thanks for playing

  14. What a pretty card!! Love all the pink and sparkle! Thanks for playing along with Makeup 4 The Weekend!

  15. Such a pretty card, adorable image. Thanks for playing in the Makeup 4 The Weekend challenge.

  16. Nice job on the sparkley and pink challenge with Paper Makeup! I hope to see you on Friday for the next challenge!

  17. Darling! Love your hanging ribbon charms!! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE challenge this week!

  18. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions challenge!!!

  19. Congrats on your great crafting finds! Love the card - such a beautiful image and a pretty charm! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp!


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