Vintage Valentine

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Happy FRIDAY, readers! What a week! I hope you had a good one and managed to take some time for fun! I’m excited to share with you this fun vintage Valentine card made by the awesome & talented Richele Christensen featuring some fun seasonal Tim Holtz stamps!  Isn’t it just embellished perfectly? Below Richele provides some expert tips, and detail close ups so you can make one too for someone special!


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Hello it’s Richele Christensen today. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s a great time to make a card for someone special.

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Stamp the Valentine Blueprint image “14” twice and the little “heart” with Jet Black Archival Ink onto Watercolor Cardstock. Color the images with Distress Markers and blend with the Detail Water Brush. I love the Detail Water Brush, makes it look like a watercolor artist painted my project. Magic! I also like to add shading around the image with the Pumice Stone Distress Marker this will help the image pop and give it dimension. Trim the “14” image down and mat with Black Kraft’core. Distress the edges with a Paper Distresser and ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Adhere the mat and the main image together. Detail cut the “14” and use foam tape to adhere.

Cut the base card 9” x 6 1/4” score and fold in half. Sand and ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Cut a piece of Merriment paper 4 1/4” x 6”. Distress the edges with a Paper Distresser and ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Use foam tape to adhere the “14” image the the polka dot piece. Color Crinkle Ribbon with Pumice Stone Distress Ink by applying ink directly to your Craft Sheet. Spritz the ribbon with water and wipe the ink up with the ribbon.

Repeat as necessary to color the ribbon. Dry with a Heat Tool and crinkle the ribbon as it dries. Tie the ribbon around the polka dot paper with the Word Band. Tuck the “X and O” Alpha Cards behind the ribbon with foam tape behind the top portion of the little cards. Add the little heart with foam tape. Attach the Locket Key with a Jump Ring to the Word Band. Use foam tape to adhere to base card. Use Chit Chat to add some special words for your sweetheart. Cut a V out of the Chit Chat and ink the edges. Adhere to card. Apply Glossy Accents to the “14 and the little Heart”

Tip – apply a bead of glue to the outside and then ?ll in. Let dry.

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Happy Valentines Day! I hope you will make a card for someone special.

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day!



Thanks for reading today, and thanks so much to Richele for being our guest!


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  1. This card is fabulous! red heart and red numbers catch my eyes! I love the little banners on the side and the soft tones of grey you’ve used!!! BArbarayaya

  2. Love your Valentine’s card, and thanks for the details on how you created it. I love your style with the Tim Holtz products.

  3. Wow what a gorgeous Valentine / Sweet Haret card I love that stamp Tim Holtz is amazing and this stamp was a great component to creating your masterpiece have a great day!

  4. This is such an interesting card, I really like it. Not mushy or flowery like most Valentine cards, but very sentimental

  5. Love the card and the use of all the embellishments. Very creative and thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow, this Valentine card using Tim Holtz’s products is way “over the top”. I love it!!

  7. To be honest, I don’t think Valentine’s Day is the best showcase occasion for TH products. But this is creatively accomplished, nonetheless.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. Great card! Love how you added the love heart, and the x and o cards (somehow I missed that Tim came out with alpha cards). Great work. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

  9. Nice Valentine card, Richele. Like the stamping and distressed ink that adds the vintage “feel.” :)

  10. I love Richele’s card – the distressing is fabulous! You can’t go wrong with Tim Holtz – great job!

  11. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. I have been using TH distress markers more and more and loving them.

  12. I always enjoy seeing cards made with the blueprint stamps and this is no exception! I also always enjoy Richele’s work so double bonus. Thanks!

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