Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and I have an elegant card and gift bag set for that special someone in your life.
I wanted this set to be elegant and romantic, and I wanted the Dahlias and Petite Flowers from the Darjeeling Collection, to take center stage. For this purpose, I chose a simple foil embossed and a small print floral paper.
The card base is pre-made from heavy weight card stock in white. I covered it with a piece of the embossed paper and then I created a raised frame with sticky back foam. The layering of the die cut foil embossed and the floral paper, creates a focal point for my flower layers. The wood heart was stenciled with molding paste, gessoed, and a final layer of pearl white paint was added.
I layered the dahlias and petite flowers with the pearl white painted die cut flourish and the gold thread, and then I tucked in the hearts and the mini leaves. These were edged with a metallic paint in pink gold.
The gift bag was made with the floral paper, and I added a smaller diecut rectangle as my closure. Magnets were used to hold it closed. Once again I layered my flowers over the flourish and metallic thread. You can really see the shimmer of the pearl paint on this flourish!!
Here's a closeup of the layered flowers. I made sure to glue my flowers so that they wouldn't interfere with the closure.
I hope you enjoyed! And Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Die
Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish & Fanciful Flourish Left
Martha Stewart Heart Punch
SEI Promise Me Paper and Kaisercraft True Romance Paper
Jacquard Lumiere Paint in Halo Pink Gold & Pearl White
Crafter's Workshop/Balzer Designs Stencil Mini Indian Leaves
Wood Hearts, Molding Paste, Gold Metallic Thread,
Gesso, Magnets, Cardstock, Sticky Back Foam