Valentine in Blue


I designed this card for our class to make today.  A slightly less fussy style of Valentine. I made one very similar a few years ago before I started doing the paper craft class. The papers were from the DCWV Tradewinds cardstock pack.  Over the last three years, I looked repeatedly for a return of Tradewinds and could never find it. Guess I’m down to the last bits.  I even checked online and everywhere I looked it said “Discontinued”! How could they?!?  I loved those papers!!

Personally, I had a great time at class today. They actually brought a cake for my birthday! And what’s not to love about chocolate?  And chocolate covered strawberries?  Like I said… a great time!

I started with a 5″ x 6 1/2″ card and envelope set from Michael’s.  The next two large layers (4 1/2″ x 6″ and 4″ x 5 1/2″) were glued together and then placed on the card base with dimensional foam. The last piece was approximately 3 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ and was set up on slightly thinner dimensional foam bits.  All layers were scraped with the edge of a scissors blade.  Below is a view of the interior.  Click on any image to enlarge.2017class-valentine

Our real task today was to work with embossing.  The two heart shapes were cut out with a small Tim Holtz die. A background stamp was used to make the lines across the hearts which were embossed with gold, heated and set, then completely covered in clear embossing powder, heated and set again.  The sentiment piece was embossed with gold. Lots and lots of embossing going on…

Ribbon was a beige satin that I found among the Christmas sale items at Michael’s.  The arrow through the heart is a Tim Holtz Clock Hands embellishment piece.  The stamps on the inside of the card were from a 14-piece set by Hampton Arts that I found recently at Michael’s.

Next week we will all be getting together at my house for our Class Make-Up day.  Only one lady actually missed a class this month so we will think of some other crafty mischief to get into!

Please comment…  I love to hear from you!  Blessings & Hugs, y’all..!!


About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired, never been so busy..! One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! And, actually, all the rest of our home is built around that craft room. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty-five years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg with our circle of friends are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren and four great-grandsons. Two of my three grown daughters and one of my two grandgirls live right across the yard from my husband and I. The youngest daughter, her husband, and our grandpups live in our same town. I have been teaching a paper crafting class for over three years and the ladies in the group have become a second family. We are well and truly blessed with people and critters to love..!
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7 Responses to Valentine in Blue

  1. Charlotte says:

    Great class. Gentleman Valentine was perfect.

  2. Dana Braun. says:

    Charlotte, my dear, you are living a dream….using your classy creativity to bring beauty into your world and the world of others, doing so in your welcoming environment, expressing yourself with completed art pieces as well as your mastery of oral expression and accomplishing it all with ladies who are equally passionate about what you are bringing to their lives AND about YOU! I am so pleased that you have friends who appreciate you- the YOU I am awed to say I’ve known for more than 50 years!

  3. PaperPuff says:

    I really like your take on a Valentine card. The colour scheme is fabulous, and the hearts look great.

    • Sometimes I miss a little something and I missed your comment..! Sorry..! I’ve been checking out your site and really enjoying it. Thank you for the complimentary comment. Best of luck in your crafty endeavors… and loads of Blessings and Hugs!!

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