Romantic Shabby Chic Valentine with Crafty Secrets
Happy Monday, everyone! Are you making the most of this long weekend? I’m certainly enjoying it! Anyway, I have a Valentine to share with you today. I made this one with several digital items from Crafty Secrets, including the Heart to Heart digital art stamps, Be My Valentine digital stamps, paper from the Valentine E-kit, and paper from the Radiant collection. Whew! Have a look:
I started by opening my papers in Photoshop, adjusting the colors, layering them digitally, and printing. Then, I opened my various stamps in Word, sized them, and printed them on pink vellum (Tip: use the “quick print” or “draft” option if you have problems with ink smearing). Then, I had a grand old time distressing edges, inking and spritzing, stitching, gluing, cutting…you get the idea 🙂 The hardest part was arranging all those swirly rhinestones to perfection. I spent a long time arranging those. They were originally one large swirly, but I cut the large swirly apart and rearranged the pieces. Another tip: leave the rhinestones on the plastic backing until you’re ready to place them permanently.
Here’s the inside:
And there you have it! Thanks for stopping by – have a great day!