Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day card for a little girl

Hello everyone out there in blogger-land.  Hope everyone is surviving the week thus far.  Halfway through to the weekend!

I'm sharing a Valentine's Day card that I have made for my 9 year old daughter.  Like most 9 year old girls, it's all about sparklies and fun, girlie stuff.

I based the layout on the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

For the background paper, I sponged some Victorian Velvet distress ink around the edges as well as on the image panel to mute the bright pink of the cardstock.  I also sponged Barn Door distress ink onto some cream cardstock for a nice light red and used it for the doily die.

Ava, from Bugaboo, was colored with Copics and I added Icicle Stickles to her wings as well as to the three paper roses in the bottom corner.  I hand stitched around all the panels except Ava's, which I only did the corners.  The triple loop bow was made by following Holly's excellent tutorial (which can be found at her blog here).  The BE MINE stamp was done in Victorian Velvet distress ink.  A red velvet heart button stitched to the center of the bow and three shiny-metallic red brads, and I think I'm happy with it.  I think she will be too :)

Full view

And a bit of a close up

Ladybug Crafts - Valentine's Day 2/28/13 
My Mum's Craft Shop - Love 2/28/13
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes
Pin and Tack - Anything goes  03/1/13
DL. Art - Anything goes 

And I dropped a link to Make It Monday as well :)

Product details below.  Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!

Size:  6 x 6
Papers:  basic card stock, My Mind's Eye
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler and Spellbinder's Foliage 2 
Stamps:  Love Messages from Stampendous, Ava from Bugaboo
Ink:  Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress inks
Embellishments:  Velvet heart button and paper roses from Hobby Lobby, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, brads from stash


  1. love love LOVE! Awesome card! fabulous bow! Glad you enjoyed the bow tut! I see you've fallen for RRR too LOL,,,,,

  2. hello jen .Fabulous card and great take on the sketch too.
    Love your colouring of cute image along with the bow and flowers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  3. Oh wow this is beautiful and the bow finishes it off perfectly.
    Happy Valentines Day
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. Sweet image!! Your DD will love it!! I love the added touches of the doily, ribbon, and flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!!

  5. Welcome to the "My Valentine" Challenge at Craft Your Passion... Delightful card! I love the papers, the image and your coloring skills!
    Good luck Jenn! I look forward to seeing your creation next week!

    CYP Design Team
    Personal blog: RubberMAD

  6. Cute as! Betcha she liked that. thanks for my lovely comment; went and look for you on MIM.

  7. What a great layout and such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  8. What a sweet image. Great take on the layout. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion with our "My Valentine" Challenge.
    Anita DT CYP

  9. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley with your cute and beautifully coloured valentine card.

    Lin xx

  10. Darling card! Love your combo of Cheery Lynn die and DP- and the image is adorable! Love the flowers and the cute stitching on the felt heart!

  11. Oh! I so love that velvet button - the texture :) And how sweet is that angel for your very own angel? Thanks so much for getting LOVEY DOVEY with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  12. Jenn, So good to see you at Tuesday Morning Sketches..your card is adorable!

  13. Oh how sweet is your card! I love the lace doily addition. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  14. This is so sweet! I love all of your embellishments, and those big wide stitches are awesome! Thanks for playing at Tuesday Morning Sketches! I hope you'll join us again!

  15. Such a sweet image and wonderful design. Thank you for joining us at PCJ Challenge this week.

  16. Adorable! Love it! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge!!


  17. What a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

  18. Hello again, such a cute card, love the stitching!

    Thank you so much for joining us at One Crazy Stamper again, Good luck!

  19. What a sweet image and such a pretty colour scheme. Thanks so much for joining us at MMCS Challenge this month x

  20. adorable! love the pink!
    Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper Challenge.

  21. Beautiful card, lovely colours and image. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylvia xx
    Design Team

  22. This is so sweet. great colors and perfect card for a little girl
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.


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