Jan 27, 2016

Stamped and Distressed Valentine Card

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 Hello lovelies!  Today I am sharing a fun Valentine project with you, in hopes of getting your juices flowing for my favorite card making holiday!
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 I finally got some of the Tim Holtz dies that I have drooled over for the past couple of years.  I'm always behind on getting the cool stuff because I'm too meditative when it comes to shopping.  I want to buy investment pieces, products that I will love ten years from now.  Ridiculous, I know, but I'm the most frugal person you will ever meet.  :)  This doily die has been on my wish list for some time and I am loving using it!!!  Here I used it to cover the side of a half embossed panel.  I tried embossing cardboard  and loved it!  Will definitely be doing this again.  I removed the top plate from my Big Shot to make squeeze this through.
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I wanted to be able to peel away the layers of cardboard, and reveal the corrugated inside.  This piece of cardboard was white, which made it perfect for sponging Distress Inks over the embossed panel.
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 I made the flowers by gluing layers of small Prima flowers together.  The sentiment is Penny Black.
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 These awesome hearts were scored off of a local CTMH dealer second hand.  I clear embossed over the Fired Brick DI, then cut them out, distressed the edges, and sponged them lightly.  I did some faux stitching with a BoBunny stamp set.  Love it!
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64 comments:

  1. What a lovely card - I really like the distressed look and I love the background embossing - the foliage looks really lovely in the darker red. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #23

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  2. Love how you've used the weathered lace doily - I have that die and don't use it nearly often enough so thank you for the nudge. Fabulous rich red with the neutrals to soften the look - this is a beauty.
    Alison xx

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  3. So many luscious details on this card, fantastic!!!

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  4. This certainly will get our creative juices flowing Autumn, such a great distressed feel along with the rich traditional Valentine colours.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More, Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges.

    B x

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the vintage feel to your Valentine! That doily is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  6. Gorgeous and beautiful card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts
    and
    Penny Black and more;-))m

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  7. Beautiful card love the design and that doily is awesome

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  8. Wow this is one very beautiful card Autumn I totally love the embossed background also the wonderful dies and flowers, this is something rather special I love it
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  9. completely juicyliscious!

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  10. What a pretty valentine - love the different textures you used.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  11. thanks for all the details you shared on making this card. Embossing the cardboard gave an awesome effect and love the clear embossing powder over the hearts. I had forgotten that technique. Beautiful design. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.

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  12. this is gorgeous! the type of valentines I always want to make, but just can't - so styles and pretty, thanks for all the lovely comments you've been leaving on my blog- I greatly appreciate them xx Debi x

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  13. What a gorgeous card this is, Autumn!! I love the amazing texture and the design!! The details you added are just perfect!! What a gorgeous card!! I need to take frugal lessons from you...I tend to buy dies on a whim, use them once and then never again!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Scrapy Land Blog Challenge!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Autumn I am in love! So much details here!! Wonderful Valentine creations! xx
    Hugs and thank you so much for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange!
    xZoey

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  15. Wow what an amazing Valentine card design.

    Hugs Diane

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  16. This is one gorgeous card, love it and thanks for the visit to mine. Angela xXx

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  17. LOVE every single detail in this card!!!! PERFECTION!

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  18. Hi, Autumn! I hope you are braving this last winter storm that hit your region. In the meantime, I've thoroughly enjoyed browsing your blog, and spending a lovely afternoon seeing all the amazing crafting you've been up to. I'm not following you via pinterest, google friend connect and bloglovin so I don't miss any of your amazing ideas.

    This is one of the prettiest "heart" cards I've seen this season! I love everything about it, from the choice of papers, to the placement of your layers and shapes. Gorgeous floral arrangement, too! Thanks for the inspiration.
    How did I find you? Here's how:

    Thanks for playing in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  19. Stunning card! You're the master of dimension! There's so much going on here! Beautiful clustering!

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  20. Gorgeous card -corugated card always gives a good effect on cards,love the flowers,hearts and gorgeous bow
    Carol x

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  21. OOOh la la!! LOVE those polka dots, and that dry embossed background, and those colors! Wow, Autumn - you've outdone yourself here!! And used my favorite On-the-Edge die to boot!! Thanks for such fabulous inspiration for the upcoming February day! xxx Lynn

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  22. Is love in the air? I am with you on buying investment pieces. Have to love it and picture using it for multiple projects before I buy it. Your doilie die is fun and the embossed hearts are sweet. Love the sentiment script! Beauty of a card! BTW-I sold that small canvas you said would make a good gift for someone! You were correct-it's a gift for a lady! Hehehe! :) Hugz!

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  23. Oh my goodness--what a gorgeous creation! That is one beautiful doily--a good purchase, for sure! Takes me forever to use a gc when I win one--almost missed an expiration date--yikes!

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  24. stunning card, you put so much detail into this piece!

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  25. Oh girl, you are inspiring. How cool is this, layer by layer! Ummm... we are kind of like sisters... I'm pretty frugal also, which is why I have been sending loving thoughts your way for telling me about TM... ummm, stamps for $1.49? YES PLEASE. Love your card... looking forward to more of your v-day creations.

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  26. This is fantastic Autumn - love all the colour and texture and general lovely-ness!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  27. Beautiful card! Love the embossed and stitched detail!

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  28. This is beautiful Autumn! xx

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  29. Gorgeous Autumn!! I love the addition of the doily on the side, great bit for a Valentine's card. Great textures and the red against the neutrals works so well!

    Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie! hugs :)

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  30. Love the partial embossing. Just lovely.

    Madelyn

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  31. Really gorgeous card design!! Love all of the elements you've put together to make this Vintage looking! :) HUGS

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  32. Wow Autumn this is beautiful. I love my doily die and have not regretted buying it at all.
    I do love this card.
    Hugs
    xx

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  33. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  34. I think you are very disciplined & extremely wise to not make impulse purchases, (and you won't have so many NBUS like so many of us do). You will use the products in multiple ways, and not forget that you even have it! Good for you. I need lessons! Love this layered, beautifully designed card with the wonderful reds of Valentine. Love that it's paired with other colors & textures so it's not the usual "red, black or white" Valentine look. The embossing looks gorgeous with the doily, the flowers, the distressing, and so pretty with the particular shade of the embossed green cardbase. Great card! TFS & Hugs

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  35. This Valentine is stunning Autumn! I love the gorgeous colors and all of the vintage touches!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  36. Gorgeous! Love the beautiful design!

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  37. So much lovely detail! I need to try embossing on cardboard. Love the little pearls in your flowers and the way the black pops on your sentiment.

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  38. Great mix of wonderful elements, Autumn!!!! So beautifully and artistically put together!!!! The embossed cardboard is lovely and I love your new doily die - for sure a great buy!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Hugz

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  39. Gorgeous work!! Thank you so much for joining joining Scrapy Land challenge Love is in the Air!!!
    Hugs

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  40. Great card for Valentine's Day, Autumn! It doesn't surprise me that this is your favorite card making holiday--it shows in your gorgeous work here! I love all the textures, the amazing doily (seems like a very good investment piece to me!) and your clever idea to remove one of the plates to accomodate that thick cardboard. I love the look of corrugated board! and talk about frugal, I follow the girls around Hobby Lobby and ask if I can have their trash. There's always a bounty of corrugated board to be had there! Tee Hee! You may not be the most frugal crafter--sorry, but I think not! Well, maybe we could be tied! I used to do it because I liked to see what I could make from nothing, but now I do it out of necessity! Big hugs to you on your wonderful Valentine's Day card! Anyone who receives your artwork would certainly treasure it forever!

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  41. This is a gorgeous card Autumn, a fabulous vintage design and great details.
    Pauline
    x

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  42. Stunning card.... Adore the deep tones of red and the random stitching down the LHA really finishes it off. C.xx

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  43. This is beautiful! So much detail and interest!

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  44. Fabulous card and great inspiration. Love all your attention to detail. Great doily die and love how you scraped back the corrugated card. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  45. Gorgeous card Autumn, beautiful use of the doily die and love all those pretty layered hearts and flowers not to mention the yummy distressed, embossed cardboard, what a fabulous idea! Deb xo

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  46. What a fabulous vintage look, Autumn ... such lovely layers and wonderful detailing ... so pretty! Anita :)

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  47. Hey girl, it looks like Tim likes your tag! Way to go!

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  48. Your card caught my eye on Simon Says Stamp. I like the old-fashioned look. You inspire me to make something like this. Thank you, Autumn.

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  49. This is STUNNING Autumn. I am in love with your blog and your cards. Just beautiful!

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  50. Oh, Autumn, this is absolutely beautiful! Your embossed background is ever so striking, and that doily... Swoon! Girl, you've outdone yourself! This is pure deliciousness! Absolutely nothing not to love! WOW!

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  51. No wonder this die has been on your wish list for ages... And it works well with a book page print! Your card is really nice, not overly sweet or cute but still full of romantic touches.

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  52. Gorgeous work! I love the colours and the layering! These hearts are sooooo sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.
    Hugs
    Catherine

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  53. This is the prettiest of cards and I love the shabby chicness of it. Beautiful!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  54. This is very pretty! I love the layering! I love the colors on this! Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  55. Beautiful textures and details! Lovely card!

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  56. Awesome! Your entries stand out right away, I am new to challenges. I love your style.

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  57. Oh, Autumn, this is so beautiful, and I meant to visit and comment the other day and just got distracted. Your attention to the fine details makes such a difference. I just love the colors, the images, and the wonderful texture of your work. I am so thrilled to see how you've grown too in your style. I love everything you do! Sending warm hugs and love, sweet friend!

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  58. Hi Autumn! I sent you an email. Sorry I did not get yours. :(

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  59. You all got to see the picture, but I was blessed to receive this lovely card by my beautiful and oh, so talented sweet daughter! Love you, Autumn, and thanks for the card and a lovely day together!

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  60. Fabulous Autumn!!! LOVE the mix of embossing. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  61. Gorgeous! Love all the layers & fabulous texture!

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