Monday, 9 February 2009

A Valentine with Heart entwined envelope


Well following on from the success of my Valentine card last week, I was so inspired this week to create the elements for another Valentine card. I fell in love with the envelope with entwined heart seal which I found on Splitcoast Stampers. To make this envelope is really quite simple, although it looks quite complicated. To fit my card I cut a square 24.5 cm, then folded all corners into the centre. I then scored another line one quarter of an inch inside the first fold lines. I then cut out the corners, and created a box frame that would carry the height of my card with all the elements. I then stamped Stamping Up Always heart several times and attached this to the flaps, only gluing on the left hand side, to enable the hearts to be locked into each other.


I embossed the frame for the main card and another heart with gold. I coloured my image with a mix of Copic pens and watercolours, just to get the right shades I wanted.


The inside of the card has the same hearts joined with ribbon. The papers I have used are a digital download from Katie Pertiet called Engraved Birds from Designer Digitals.


I made the inside of the card up and embossed and coloured all the elements over the weekend and waited for the Papertake Challenge this afternoon to assemble the front of the card. My design I hope is acceptable, although I did not use the squares for the image and the shape underneath, I used the frame and heart instead - I hope no-one minds!!! The card also links in well with the A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge this week featuring doodles and scrolls.




If you drop by and take a look, please let me know what you think, I really do appreciate all the comments. xxx

38 comments:

Kristine said...

This is simply adorable!
Love the heart lock on the card;)
Hugs
Kristine

Sue said...

Oh Ann
this is simly gorgeous, it look exsquisite(spellin) beautiful colours, the hearts dont look easy to me to do on the envelope!lol. stunning stunning card, sue.x

Stephanie Nellist said...

Oh wow!! This is beautiful!! Lovely colours as well!

Stephanie XX

Rach said...

wow this is stuknning, gorgeous papers colouring envelope ...all of it..
boy that envelope looks kinda tricky... beautiful but tricky looking.xx

Tab said...

Ann, your card is outstanding! I adore the colours you have used and that image is just divine! What I beautiful envelope too, wow, can you tell I love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sally said...

That is a beautiful card Madge. I love the colours you have used. I also love the envelope will have to give that one a go. Thank you for looking at my blog.

Benedicte said...

beautiful!!!!

hugs, Benedicte

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Soooo beautiful. I love the shades of blue you have carried through and the embossing is lovely. That interlocking heart envelope is just stunning. It will be treasure by its recipient I'm sure!!

Judy x

shelly said...

oh my! i just checked out almost your entire blog....you do beautiful work! cant wait to check the rest out later with a nice cup of tea.
thank you for visiting my blog :)
shelly

Pascale said...

Another gorgeous creation. I love the frame she is sitting in! Beautiful! Pascale :)

Kim Dellow said...

Oh so beautiful Ann, I love the envelope. Kim

Bev said...

Another breathtaking creation Ann - on my goodness I nearly fell off the chair!! The colours are stunning and your attention to detail is beyond compare!!

hugs Bev x

Sharon said...

Oh wow Ann, this is stunning. So much detail and its beautifully put together.

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is stunning,it looks really amazing, I love it. The colours are super too. Love the envelope too, Hazel xo

Camilla said...

Just love your card! And the lock is brilliant! Pretty pretty;)

Yvonne said...

Oh My gosh, you make the most incredible cards!!! Beautiful creations on your blog.
Hugs from Yvonne

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

absolutely fantastic I love your cards and your envelopes truely beautiful x

Iren said...

This card to was really adorable!

Hugs

Jenni Shawyer said...

WOW! Your cards are amazing - so much detail - I love that you combine digi and traditional too - I think I need to add you to my favs! Congrats on Inspirational!

Mina said...

wow stunning...I love it xxx

Monica said...

I just found your blog through the inspirational blog and WOW!! Your work is absolutely fabulous! I am in awe of this card. It's stunning! I'll be a faithful reader from here out!

Would love to know where you found the envelope idea on SCS? Is there a tutorial there for it?

Monica.. riverviewstamper at gmail dot com

steph said...

Aww another stunner Ann - this is gorgeous! I love the wy you have done your envelope too - so stylish! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge and for birthday wishes! x

Sarita said...

Just stunning Ann. Just seen you on Inspirational-WELL DONE!! So deserved, your creations are always amazing,
Love Sarita xx

Susan said...

I've just found your blog and oh my gosh, my jaw dropped! This card is just stunning and I love every aspect of it. The colors are spectacular and the image adorable. Every detail is so perfectly placed. I'm truly amazed!

Dawny P said...

Oh this is just beautiful Ann. It is one of the nicest I have ever seen - I marvel at your talent, I really do. Just gorgeous xxxxx

Heidi Ann said...

Wauuuu very nice... i am totaly in chock... So pretty..

Peggie said...

Wow! I love all your cards. The detail is wonderful.

Desire Fourie said...

Madge, this is just delightfully beautiful. You have got such a uniqe style. Love the envelopes which are in themselves pieces of art. Will have to give the patterned cardstock envelope idea a go. Hugs from Desire

Simona Štirn said...

Lovely card :) dreat envelope idea!

Jorunn said...

My gosh.... This is simply stunning!!!
Love your work, and the colors you use!
and the heart lock on this card, is just the perfect detail!!!

Hugs,
Jorunn

Jilli said...

OMG ... this is absolutely stunning! I love the colours, your colouring and that envelope is just amazing! Jillix

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carly xx

Steph said...

Wow this is so gorgeous and I especially love the hearts on the envelope- stunning!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Just stunning once again! Love it.

Chris said...

Fabulous work Ann! The interlocking hearts envelope is perfection and your card well, breathtaking! Chris x

Tina said...

I think this one and the one below are just amazing... completely inspirational...absolutely stunning.. Crafty hugs Tina

sugarnellie said...

Stunning, what can I say,very beautiful,I love it.
Karen

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