Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Carte D'Amour!



Eek! Valentine's Day is just under a fortnight away (that's two weeks in old money). So best get a wriggle on my Valentine's Day crafting.  You know me...always a day late and a dollar short.  It also happens to be my wedding anniversary too on that day.  The way I look at it, I have at least until the 13th nearing to midnight to get The Man, The Myth, The Legend's card done.  That's heaps of time, right?  So might procrastinate with other projects until then.  *wink*

It's been a while since I tossed a card into The Shabby Tea Room for consideration, and I thought, why not? This week's theme is based on the inspiration photo below with a mail or a postage theme.  How happy was I when I read that?  Like the proverbial pig in poop I was.  So no excuse needed to get crafting.  Off I trotted.



Out came one of my favorite stamps from Unity's Provincial Collection called Carte Postal.  Love.  I also relished the opportunity to use my favorite flourish of all time:  Hero Art's Fabulous Flourish.  Bliss.  Then I set it all on my most beloved colored cardstock from Papertrey Ink called Sweet Blush.  Talk about a dream walking. Then, just for good measure, I dressed the card with the stamps and die cuts from Papertrey Ink's Larger Than Life Set, Tiny Tags I (the Love sentiment on the wee Tim Holtz tag), and the fun stamp from the delightful Postmarks set also from Papertrey Ink.  Heaven.

Well that's this card done and dusted.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  It's always such a thrill when you do.  Here's to a lovely day full of happy mail for us all!  

23 comments:

Elena said...

so beautiful, Jen!

Mayol said...

i love how the flourish gives your lovely card such a softness to it. And that bouquet is so sweet!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love the die cuts used from Life. The pink is so soft with the inked edging.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Jen! Love the white embossed flourish and bundle of flowers!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the flourishes and the colors. Great job.

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card Jen! I love it....awesome job gf!!!

cards by cara said...

Love this - flourishes are so useful and gorgeous, aren't they? Great colour scheme and layout. Yum!

Joyce said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love looking at your cards, because your brain is creative in a way I could never be. Thanks, again, for the beautiful eye candy.

Kerry said...

This is so pretty! I love the soft pink with the flourishs and sweet silver flowers.

Leigh said...

This is so gorgeous, Jen! I love all the texture and prettiness!
(& I love that you called your guy: "The Man, The Myth, The Legend"-- too cute!)

Retro Dolly said...

This is so elegant! Love the delicately cut flowers!

Danielle said...

*Sigh* You always make me wish I could do the shabby/vintage thing...this card is just beautiful!

Cathy Weber said...

Happy Anniversary! This card is so romantic, your husband will love it. The vintage postcard looks so pretty layered over the beautiful embossed flourish. I really wish I could do vintage like you as you always pick the exact right elements to go on your cards to create the right mood.

Michelle said...

I've been doing string like that with big tails lately too. Why cut them short? Why not let them be all flowy like that? And topped with that little love tag....I don't like to leave my ribbons bare either...so topping and tying something on is the way to go! LOL @ procrastinating with other projects; I may start using the whole fortnight phrase....but I think people are going to think I've gone nutty...which I suppose isn't a stretch - heh.

Denise said...

I need to get on the V-Day crafting! You and I should sit in the procrastination car together. ;) LOVE it - absolutely beautiful and your postal element is just perfection.

On a side note: I love the word fortnight. When my husband and I were dating, he referenced it and I smartly asked him, "Do you know how long a fortnight is?" (because lots of people don't) and when he responded "2 weeks" I knew I loved him. ;)

HUGS

Michelle said...

Beautiul! I love that little tag. It just adds that perfect little touch.

~Tammy~ said...

Amazingly beautiful and your bundle of flowers is the absolute perfect touch...and that embossed flourish...amazing...

Karen C. said...

The little flower bouquet is such a sweet touch, Jen. Love the post card details and the beautiful flourish underneath. It's all just so soft and dreamy looking!!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm slowly starting to return to my 'old' self and hope to start doing a little more crafting soon. Have a great weekend!!

Amber said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the embossing!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card! I love the non traditional colors , more soft. Wow you miss out on a day ,having the two days combined. Hope you have a nice Anniversary. Love the post card !

Jeremy and Samantha said...

stunning, truly beautiful valentine

purple_pea_fran said...

Stunning, Jen! Thanks for sharing with The Shabby Tearoom!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous card Jen! Just live the colours and the shabby chicness of it all! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!