Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Live simply. Love Much.

Hello again Authentique fans!  Today I bring you a small project made with Authentique's 'Smitten' collection.  What a very cute collection--it's just perfect for all those lovey-dovey Valentine's Day projects.  Lovey-dovey was all I was thinking about when I created this card.  Hmmmm, now I'm not sure what exactly to call this one.  It's a hybrid between a card & a tag.  I keep referring to it as a card-tag & I can't seem to find the right name for it.  Is it a card or is it a tag?  It's technically both...hence the dilemma!  For this post, I'll refer to it as a tag so as not to cause too much confusion.

Here are some details...
The sleeve has a diagonal pouch which is where the tag tucks into.  I've added a couple of stickers from the 'Smitten' collection to further dress up the outside of the sleeve.
The tag comes out of the sleeve.  I've die cut a large heart with a Spellbinders die and the image is stamped & adhered with foam dots to give it a bit of dimension.  I added Glossy Accents to the hearts in the stamped image.  When the Glossy Accents dried it gave the hearts a shiny epoxy sticker look.  I decided not to color the image--I just highlighted all the hearts in the image with red Stickles.
The back of the card has a pocket made with one of the elements from the 'Smitten' collection.  There's a plain piece of white card stock tucked into the pocket where one can hand write a sentiment for that special person receiving the tag.  Cute & simple & does the job!

Hope this inspires some of you to get creative with those tokens of love for Valentine's Day ...thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week.
Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Smitten Collection
Dies: Spellbinders
Stamps: Elisabeth Bell
Other: Organza Ribbon Star Flowers, Clear Rhinestone Stars, Stick Pins, Organza Ribbon, Seam Binding Ribbon, Brad, Doily

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