Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Music of My Heart; A Vintage Valentine Card


Sara Emily Barker Vintage Valentine Card  https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-music-of-my-heart-vintage-valentine.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart and Organic Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish 1

Welcome! Over at  Frilly and Funkie we are into our second week of the current challenge. Maggi is hosting this time, and she has chosen 'Vintage Valentines' as her challenge theme. Here is her invitation to play:

It's sweetheart time and what could be more fun than creating Valentine's for our loved ones? For this challenge we want to see vintage valentines in vintage colors like pinks, blues, purples. No bright red please. Show us your vintage side with vintage colors and images. If you need some inspiration, click here to link to a great vintage color palette.

As always, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, and the winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie. The next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


Sara Emily Barker Vintage Valentine Card  https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-music-of-my-heart-vintage-valentine.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart and Organic Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish 2

I love Maggi's color palette, and tried to follow it closely, choosing vintage blues and purples with gold accents. So unusual for my busy (LOL) Valentine's card, but I like how it all came together.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Valentine Card  https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-music-of-my-heart-vintage-valentine.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart and Organic Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish 3

I just purchased some of the newly released Tim Holtz dies, and I couldn't wait to try them out. The Faceted Heart really caught my eye, mainly because I love to add dimension on my projects. I've always loved the idea of origami, but I'm a bit directions-challenged. Tim makes it so easy to fold this heart up with his cleverly designed die. Be sure to check out Tim's video with amazing samples featuring this and other newly released dies.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Valentine Card  https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-music-of-my-heart-vintage-valentine.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart and Organic Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish 4

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Valentine Card  https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-music-of-my-heart-vintage-valentine.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart and Organic Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish 5

 Another of his newly released collection is Organic Thinlits. This delicate die cut stepped in as the backdrop to my Mother/Daughter Paper Dolls, as well as a subtle embellishment peeking out from the layers. All I had to do is dip the die cut into puddles of Distress Oxide inks. I've used Chipped Sapphire, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, and Forest Moss to pick up the colors in the Botanical Layers ephemera.  I coated a painted Stacked Postage panel with Distress Collage Medium, and placed the die cut on it; no tedious gluing required.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Valentine Card  https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-music-of-my-heart-vintage-valentine.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart and Organic Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish 6

 I was gifted with some very special presents from my wonderful and talented friend Autumn (SewPaperPaint), and one of her pretty packages held Mini Cabinet Cards. Thank you, my friend! Be sure to check out her blog for details on her card samples she created for Tim's Sizzix Chapter 1 Release. I carefully removed the back from one of the cabinet cards and sanded and colored the framed portion with Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide. I added some music score stamping and arched it over the postage stamp layer.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Valentine Card  https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-music-of-my-heart-vintage-valentine.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart and Organic Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish 7

I colored the Resin Flower Embellishment with alcohol inks and paired it with Funky Florals #2 foliage. Under the postage stamp is a Stitched Rectangle cut from Metallic Kraft Core, a panel stamped  with Lattice from the Lattice & Flourish set, and the final panel is Classic Kraft Stock in a plum color. My lighting wasn't the best for photography today, so it looks brown.

Sara Emily Barker Vintage Valentine Card  https://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-music-of-my-heart-vintage-valentine.html Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart and Organic Stampers Anonymous Lattice & Flourish 8

That's it for me today! Now it's over to YOU! I can't wait to see what you will create for this Vintage Valentine's color challenge. Sending out big warm hugs! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:

Crafts Dreamy Mood Board Challenge January Inspired by the colors and vintage photographs.


Links to products used stocked by The Funkie Junkie Boutique:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Faceted Heart by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die - Organic by Tim Holtz
Sizzix Thinlits Set - Funky Floral #2 by Tim Holtz
Sizzix Thinlits Set - Stacked Postage by Tim Holtz
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Stitched Rectangles by Tim Holtz
Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Lumber
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Lattice and Flourish CMS257
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Cabinet Cards- TH93118
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Botanical Layers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Metallic Kraft Stock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Classic Kraft Stock
Sizzix Sidekick Starter Kit by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Ivory Resin Flower Embellishments
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
RangerTim Holtz  Distress Paint - Picket Fence
Ranger Tim Hotlz Distress Oxide Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
Ranger Embossing Powder - Clear - Super Fine Detail
VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad





23 comments:

  1. I love your card Sara Emily!! The colors you incorporated are so pretty and that background is really great! You've created such a vintage masterpiece!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Once again, another fantastic creation from you, Sara Emily! Makes me want to create something!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Seriously stunning! I am in love with the way you’ve layered the postage and stitched rectangle cuts and of course the organic is gorgeous!!! So much to love about this one! Thanks for sharing xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Absolutely in love with this card, Sara! All the details are so perfectly mixed to build a little jewel, as usual! Huge hugs ❤ Simo

    ReplyDelete
  5. Once again, another fabulous creation! Love the dimension you added with the new faceted heart! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

    ReplyDelete
  6. SE, this is the first thing I’ve seen since I woke up and man is it ever a wake up treat! Girl!!! You are so amazing and creative. I love how you altered all of these amazing elements to make them your own and work together in this dynamic composition. This is beyond beautiful!!! Bravo! Hugs, Autumn

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is gorgeous, thank you for joining us over a Bleeding Art.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx
    Bleeding Art DT

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is so stunning!! The dimension and colors are gorgeous!! I love how you've layered everything and the details you added!! Seriously spectacular, my friend!! And thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sara, your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colours, the background is gorgeous and the dimensional heart is just stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is stunning! I love the colors, that new dimensional die and that ornate oval frame.
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a fabulous mix of elements and design Sara Emily, I love the vintage mixed media style, the gorgeous colour palette and that amazing faceted heart pulls it together perfectly xxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. This really is lovely, Sara Emily! It has a very dream like quality to it. I like the way you used the faceted heart as a vase!

    ReplyDelete
  13. As usual full of inspiration! Love the background and the yummy blended colors! The images are so sweet and the flowers the perfect amount of texture! Beautiful vintage valentine!

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a gorgeous card! I love the different layers and dimension. That heart is pretty awesome. Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you'll join us again soon ~
    Misty

    ReplyDelete
  15. This certainly is a delightful colour palette, I adore those muted colours together. Such a clever use of the heart to hold that sweet bouquet. Lovely to see you use gifts within it from our sweet friend Autumn. A project full of love from start to finish Sara. Thank you so much for sharing with us all.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a beautiful project, Sara Emily and I love how you've used the Faceted Heart, the metal effect looks amazing against the gorgeous colour palette you've chosen! Thank you so much for playing along and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is so utterly breathtaking Sara! The layering and way you've added a vintage feel to each is sublime and the heart and flowers add such a delicate touch. Totally beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Another gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow, I love that gorgeous distressed panel, and the Organic wildflowers in the background look stunning in your chosen ink colours. There's a beautiful nostalgic feel to the whole piece - perfect vintage styling.
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  20. Amazing card!
    Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Place!

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is stunning and thank you for joining us at the Bleeding Art Challenge

    ReplyDelete
  22. You amaze me! I love your work. You choice of colors and layout is great!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful vintage valentine card! The heart is gorgeous! Lovely composition! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts Dreamy Challenge! Hugs Sunila & Aditi

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving your comments...they mean so much to me.