Romantic Shabby Chic Valentine with Crafty Secrets

Heart to Heart Romantic Valentine by Paper Melody's using Crafty Secrets digital products

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:

Heart to Heart Romantic Valentine by Paper Melody's using Crafty Secrets digital products

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:

Heart to Heart Romantic Valentine by Paper Melody's using Crafty Secrets digital products

And there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by – have a great day!

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