Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Valentine Heart Shaped Box & Greeting Card

Hello everyone,
welcome to INSPIRE.

Gosh can you even believe that
Valentines Day is only a couple of weeks away? 
That is why I am so excited to bring to you may latest project for 
The Vintage Rose Emporium (VRE),
a heart shaped box & greeting card.

I started the project with a paper mache'
heart shaped box as my base, which was part of January featured kit for VRE, and also featured luxurious rhinestone buckles, ribbon, trim, embellishments & appliqués.

I used matte medium to adhere patterned paper that coordinated throughout the design.
I used distressing ink on all edges on the lid and box.

The adorable cupid cherub, also an item from VRE, I wanted to be the centerpiece of the box lid, I first gave it a couple of squirts with an iridescent spray to add shimmer and surrounded it with paper flowers (personal stash), BEAUTIFUL rhinestone appliqué flowers cut from the additional bow appliqué.

I also featured the VRE satin trimmed sheer pink ribbon, for a delicate balance for the lid.
To complete the look, I used flat backed pearl trim lightly "glazed" with the distress ink I used around the edges of the box, and white lace trim, also from VRE, to bring the look together.

For the card,
I used a 5x5 card base, some of the leftover paper, paper flowers and additional VRE ribbon, rhinestone buckle, and appliqué, to coordinate with the box.

I have to say, by far, this has been my all time favorite Valentines Day project EVER!
I hope you find yourself inspired to create something romantic and beautiful too for your Valentine.

Remember, to stop by 
for your vintage, and vintage inspired crafting supplies!

Stay tuned for another posting very soon, featuring additional supplies from this VRE kit.

Until next time,
Crafty Blessings!