Thursday 8 February 2018

Patterned Valentine

The Valentine's cards just keep on coming! This one just developed organically as I was going along.

I used a big heart-shaped balloon (Avery Elle) , stamped in red ink. Then I masked off the background and stamped it with a big old Judkins harlequin stamp , using the same ink. Then I masked off the heart balloon and stencilled the background using a Tim Holtz stencil. I used a harlequin pattern embossing folder on the card base and designed and cut the sentiment on the Silhouette, colouring it with the same ink I used for the stencilling. Finally I added sequins.

I'd like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps  holiday
Inkspire Me  Valentine
4 Crafty Chicks  Mardi Gras - the Harlequin pattern is used a lot for Mardi Gras costumes/ masks
That's Crafty  heart
Dragonfly Journeys  love


Mac Mable said...

Loving all the masking and what a fabulous result...Love the theme of the harlequins and the rose. Great use of the heart balloon...all together looks amazing x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty! I like the stenciled background so much!

Carol L said...

Now that is one very special balloon!! I really like the background swirls too! Beautiful card!

Tangii said...

Very pretty card, and pulling in that harlequin pattern was brilliant! Thanks for playing along with the 4 Crafty Girls, hope to see you again!

Donna said...

A Valentine heart, how fantastic, and a great background too, every detail is eye catching on this card Marina!

Nonni said...

Stunning card, Marina. I really love the stenciled bg and the texture in the card base -this card has wonderful detail and beautiful color combo too!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is so elegant, what a beautiful way to share your heartfelt wishes. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty.
Best wishes Tracey DT

Nance said...

This is just gorgeous, Marina! Love the pattern on the heart balloon and the stenciled background. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Tanja said...

so pretty - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

Pia S said...

You’ve achieved a simple look with lots of texture and a warm feel. Love the combo of red and purple.

Jeannie said...

Hi Marina! Gorgeous card and I just love purple and red together. Beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining my L.O.V.E. Blog Challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys