Friday, 14 February 2014

Sweet love..with a surprise twist!

Hello Crafters,
It's valentines day today and everywhere it's all about love, roses, pink and red!
I decided to make a valentine card from a mom to a daughter which is why I named it "Sweet Love" and yes by the end of the post, you will see the surprise and this is a twisted easel card!
Pink, red and white are dominant colors here and I have used a cute image from Micia as the focal point here. The main panel has 3 layers of PP from DCWV and have distressed the edges off the white CC and inked it with vintage photo.
 Colored the image with distress inks and given it a lovely frame using Cheery Lynn Cuties (B151) and inked it heavily with fired brick! There are 24 flowers in total!
The ornate corner is from Joy crafts. I have made heart windows on the main panel, the center one is a die cut from memory box and the smaller hearts are punched. Behind the window , I have stuck vellum. Very soon, you will know why!
The base panel has 2 layers, CC and yes, the altered envelope! I have covered the envelope(an old invite cover) with PP from DCWV and distressed the edges. For the flap I adhered a decorative border die cut from Memory box.

An ornate label with the "love you" sentiment is embellished with mini hand made roses and yes a cute little inkpot and feathers from Cheery Lynn(B369). Oh! I soooo love this, it actually makes it very special and it is an indirect hint that you can write some love notes,somewhere with the quills...but where???
The next surprise is when the flap of the envelope is opened, there is a small heart booklet with pages for journaling!!!The cover for the booklet is made with empty cereal cartons.

Ready for the final surprise....
have a look, the reason for the vellum is.....

Some more pics to do the talking!

Hope you all liked it, do let me know. These are my amateur steps in card making and I rally would appreciate feed backs for improvement too.

Thank you sooo much for stopping by.
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling,
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  1. aww..that's such a lovely V-day card for a daughter. :) I loved the surprise element of it---unique for a card ! And the little ink pot and the feather is so cute.

  2. it doesn't seems to be a amateur steps Rupa - it would be a fabulous gift

  3. Ha Ha Rupa no scope for improvement!!! Its already at the zenith!!!

  4. Hey very nice Rupa! The stamp is too cute!

  5. Ohh my ! I am not finding the words, Rupa...stunned ...stumped...and all the that category... :) as always new flowers are lovely !!

  6. Amateur Steps !! R u kidding..Its Fabulous..,hats off to your patience cutting and inking so many tiny flowers .Loved the use of envelope and velum Superb !

  7. A lovely valentine and your extra little surprise is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  8. Cute little card Rupa. Good Luck with your challenges.

    Julie x

  9. Its such a beautiful card..keeping in mind that the card is for your daughter, you have detailed it with so much love...loved the little girly stamp... thanks for playing along in the Kraftzone challenge...The Valentine Connection---DT

  10. Such a clever design and wonderful way to use those Cuties to frame up your card! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week!

  11. This is soooooo sweet! And I LOVE the surprise...your daughter must be so delighted with this beauty!

    Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology!

  12. This is soo awesome rupa.... Soo much effort and thoughts hav gone into making this.... Clearly seen,,, I think it's master piece. Ur card proves that card making has no end to creativity. All the best for the challenges

  13. Amazing creation, Rupa. Your projects have lot of work gone into it and it's so nice to see it at the end,isn't it?. Lovely surprise too :)

  14. Lovely,...and the light effect...awsm..ur daughter must have loved this gift :)
    Thanx for playing along at kraftzone challenge#2

  15. I think you're really clever in how you create & how you show the steps here...I must say, I LOOOVE the vellum idea! Great Valentine's gift ~ & use of the recycled envelope ...thanks for sharing with us at LESSology:):):)

  16. So so pretty, you are so creative! Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!