Roxy has a challenge on her Facebook page that runs until tomorrow. It is to make a vintage Valentine using a vintage postcard image and a doily. I love challenges with very open rules.
I have my Valentine supplies in a box on my desk. I find it helpful to have them just shoved in the box so I have to dig through them. That way I remember what I have to use. I usually hate clutter on my desk. Something about it being in a box makes it feel contained so it works for me.
The card is pretty straight forward. I stamped two of the border stamps four times onto the kraft card stock base with unicorn white pigment ink. I cut & attached the vintage valentine paper onto the card with foam tape. I lightly inked it & the heart doily with my distress inks. The Valentine greeting was stamped with Archival ink & cut to fit behind the metal frame. I then attached everything with Fabri-Tac glue.
The seam binding was from a large piece that I dyed quite some time ago. I just sprayed it with mixes of water & Distress reinkers. I used victorian velvet, stormy sky & bundled sage. I scrunched it up with my fingers & dried it with my heat gun.
The bottle cap charm was also in my collection. I had made a whole bunch of them at once. I get the bottle caps from The Bottle Cap Queen in Daytona Beach, Florida. She lists them on Etsy. She has great prices & service. I ordered my bottle caps all ready flattened. I punched a hole in the top & bottom with the Tim Holtz jewelry punch & added some bead dangles I had in my collection. I bought a sheet of vintage images made for bottle caps from KSP (Kitties Scrap Post) which is also on Etsy. I punched them out with my 1" circle punch & added them to the bottle cap on both sides with glossy accents. Then I put a clear domed circle sticker over top of each image. Mine are from Michael's but I've seen them at Hobby Lobby. I added some silver stickles around the edge and let it dry.
PAPERS: Recollections white heart doily, Kraft card stock, Valentine postcard decorative paper, Vintage Valentine bottle cap sheet from KSP (Kitties Scrap Post), Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Tea For Two paper pad
STAMPS: Recollections Craft It Valentine Border, Stamping & Scrapping Greeting stamp set
INKS & PAINTS: Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink, Silver Stickles, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink Pads, Potting Soil Archival ink pad
EMBELLISHMENTS: Seam binding, Bottle cap, Clear domed circle sticker, Metal frame, Spare Parts White, Beaded Micro Flowers
ADHESIVES: Glossy Accents, Foam Tape, Fabri-Tac