Thursday, February 13, 2020

Valentine's Day Card Set with Tim Holtz Geo Frames and Crochet 2

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Hello friends! I had some fun making some heart themed cards using Tim Holtz Geo Frames and Crochet 2 Thinlits die sets. These cards are for several different occasions: Valentine's Day , a Valentine's day birthday and a thank you card. Since I used pretty much the same thing on each card, I made them assembly line fashion.

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This one is for my sister in law's birthday. For each of the cards, I colored a watercolor panel with Distress Spray Oxides in Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick. I blended each panel with Vintage Photo ink and splashed with water and dried. The edges are blended with Black Soot ink.

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I made this Valentine card for my husband's mom and dad--still happy together after all these years!

I used Tim's old Hearts stencil with Opaque Crackle paste and set them aside to dry. I had several Geo Frames hearts already cut from Metallic Kraft Stock in Gold and Rose Gold and one from Tim's old paper stash (below). I had backed one of the Rose Gold hearts with vellum which I splattered with Picket Fence paint. Each of the metallic hearts was colored with Cracked Pistachio paint and Mushroom and Rust alcohol inks.

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This one is for my daughter; it's our special phrase to one another, and I'm so happy to see it on Tim's Metallic Quotations. The bit of basket filler under the heart makes it a little quirky for a young lady in her early 20's.

I cut another heart from water color paper I sprayed with Worn Lipstick DOXS. I stamped the center with  School Days stamp in Hickory Smoke Archival ink and spread it and the paper stash heart with Distress Crazing Medium. When dry, I rubbed with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon to accentuate the cracks.

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This is a thank you card for my sister -- a little late, but she expects that from me. :)

Now that the crackle paste had dried on the background, I did some stamping in Hickory Smoke Archival with stamps from School Desk, Documented, Entomology and my very first Tim Holtz clear stamp (can't recall the name) sets. The Crochet 2 is cut from Rose Gold card stock and colored with Cracked Pistachio paint and Mushroom and Rust alcohol inks. The sentiment is a Clippings Sticker.

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This is for my best friend --she's been with me through thick and thin for over 20 years. Lucky me!

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This is the frame portion of the heart cut from Worn Lipstick sprayed card. I cut a piece of recycled greeting card to mount it on and re-inserted the little pieces. Once I gave it a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte to keep all those pieces in place, I aged it with Vintage Photo crayon and a tiny bit of water on my finger.

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 Here's a Valentine I made from my husband's brother and his wife.

 This heart was cut from thick white card. The pieces stayed in when I removed the die, so I gave it a coat of collage medium on the back to hold the pieces in place. I inked the front with Vintage Photo and Black Soot inks. You can see where some of the collage medium got on the front and resisted the ink (pretend it's a plan). I had some of the rusty Crochet 2 die cut left, so I cut it to fit the heart's center.Another of the Crochet 2 die cuts is colored with Antique Linen DOX spray, mushroom alcohol ink, Vintage Photo crayon and Black Soot ink.

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To say I am in love with what the tiniest bit of Mushroom alcohol ink tapped onto the inky card stock Crochet die cut does to age it is a gross understatement! Oh, and the more I use my oxide sprays the more I am in love with them, too!

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The crackled hearts started to chip a bit when I smudged them with Vintage Photo crayon, so I tapped each of  them with a bit of collage medium to hold all those great bits in place.

I hope you enjoyed my play day as much as I did! Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day! I might be back if I'm happy with the card I'll squeak in for my husband. Sara Emily

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18 comments:

  1. wow stunning, love those TH hearts, not seen them before.
    Beautiful card and design.. Loving what you used for this challenge. Thanks for entering into our HEARTS challenge, and good luck in the draw and hope you join us again.
    {aNNie Designer for Double D challenges

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  2. WOW you've been busy and they are all just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. AWESOME vintage heart creations!

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  4. Wow a wonderful set of vintage looking set of cards!! Thanks for joining us this February at Die Cut Divas.

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  5. You have created a real bevvie of beauties Sara, there are going to be some very lucky recipients. The backgrounds are beautiful, I love those geo hearts and the crackled ones, they work wonderfully well together. Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Anne xxx

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  6. Wow! Your cards are amazing Sara! The geo hearts look fabulous and the backgrounds are stunning! So awesome that these cards are all similar in design and yet you have managed to make them appear quite different. Beautifully crafted!! hugs xx

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  7. Such beautiful cards! The colours look stunning with the heart frames and crackle texture - I love it 😁. I hope you had a lovely week and wishing you a happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous cards with us at Creative Artiste, it's so lovely of you to join in the fun! Hugs, Jo x

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  8. These are sooooo cute. Love all of the texture that you gave these Valentines. Brilliant!! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

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  9. LOVE all the texture and design on these fabulous cards. Really creative and beautiful!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  10. Once again, you are my cardmaking hero, Sara Emily, in getting so many beautiful cards done at once!

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  11. Such lovely heart felt cards Sara Emily, lots of gorgeous textures. Thanks so much for joining our February splatters, splashes and drips challenge over at Country View xx

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  12. These are fabulous ! Thank you for joining us for our February 'splatters, splashes and drips' challenge over at Country VIew Challenges!
    Corrie xx

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  13. WOW Beautiful mixed media cards. I love the colors and everything about them all! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our February Challenge.

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  14. Thank you for joining our Splatters, Splashes, and Drips challenge at Country View Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT xx

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  15. Wow, these cards are amazing! I love all the crackled hearts, especially in combination with the larger hearts and all the texture. You are the winner of our Crack It Up challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!! Please send an email to the challenge email address (its in the sidebar of the blog), and be sure to include your full name, so that we can get your voucher to you. Happy shopping and thank you so much for joining us again! / Anna-Karin

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  16. Loove how you create texture...so awesome! Beautiful colouring and just gorgeous results! ;-)

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  17. Love your valentine set. Great texture and colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

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