Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine Blog Tour

A few of us "angels" from Paper Wings (an online community of TAC™ independent demonstrators) are having a blog tour to feature Valentine's Day! Won't you join us? There are some very talented angels involved! I created a couple easel cards that I will be giving out this year. I have been enjoyed making these, they are easy. I just hope the recipients know how to stand them up but I may have to send small pictures with them! Both cards will fit a standard Invitation (A2) envelope. Anyway, on with the projects!

This card uses Cha Cha SWIC, coordinating cardstock, white cardstock, and I Heart You stamp set. I also used the Scor-Pal and Scor-Bug. Images are stamped in L'Amore PH ink. How do you like that heart?

Here's a close-up of the heart. Our local scrapbooking store carries these springs and they are called "Piggy Tales". There are 6 small and 4 large and they have adhesive on them. Just remove the slick backing and stick! How cool!

Here's another view of the heart. I used my Stardust Clear Gel pen on the dots and swirls but it's very difficult to see here. The pen added some great bling!

I made this easel card horizontal. The chipboard letters are inked with Brilliance Moonlight White ink then, when dry, I covered with the Stardust Clear Gel pen. The swirl stamp, from Fancy Curls, is also stamped with the white ink. I again used the Cha Cha coordinating cardstock, L'Amore PH ink, and the I Heart You set for the text.

Can you see the shimmer from the Gel pen?

Anyway, please stop by these talented angels and see their projects! (Just click on their names to go to their blogs.)

Laurie W
Laurie U

We do appreciate hearing from you so please leave a comment about what you think of our projects. We put a lot of effort into them for YOUR pleasure!


Christine Pennington said...

Great project! I love the colors!!

Chelsea said...

I love the heart on a spring!

Chelsea said...

I love the heart on a spring!!!

Angela K said...

Great cards carol! TFS

Anonymous said...

Those Piggy Tales are great - will have to look for them. Great easel cards! rita w

AmethystCat said...

what fun easel cards! And, springs on the back of the heart - awesome! Great cards!

Jen Carter said...

What a super fun way to make a card...with the spring!! So fun!!

Diane said...

Nice job. I like the easel card! :-)

Stacy's Paper Crafts said...

Super cute! Love those easel style cards and love those chipboard alphas too!

Risa said...

Fun cards! I can not wait to try an easel card. You have inspired me.

Chris said...

Easel cards are so fun and perfect for Valentine's Day! Thanks for showing us the spring...its adorable!

Trudy Osborn said...

What great cards, Carol! I love especially love the springy heart and the sparkle on the letters...perfect touches

Suzanne said...

These are great! I never would have thought to use the cha cha paper!

KellyRae said...

Fun cards, Carol. The easel style makes your valentines look so darn cute! (And I LOVE the piggy tale spring underneath that first heart!!!)

Glittered Paws said...

Don't you have so much fun with the easel card - great cards for Valentines Day.

Kim said...

What cool Valentine cards! I love the way you used the piggy tale!!!a friend gave me some for my birthday last year & I have yet to use them... thanks for the inspiration!!! & I really want to try that easel card too! : )

Barb said...

These are great, Carol! LOVE that first one with the springy heart :)

Laurie Unger said...

That heart on the spring is awesome! Great cards, Carol!

Bridgett Owens said...

What a great card! I love the dimension to it! I've not created an easel card yet but I am going to soon! This is really super cute!
Angel Hugs,