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Love is in the Air

January 24, 2011

Yes, it’s that time of year, when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of…

Ooops, let’s start that over again.  It’s that time of year when a parcher turns to making Valentines cards to give to significant others, or making a special Valentine for a friend or family member to give to a significant other.

Yes, folks, I’ve been missing in action for the past few weeks, but hopefully I am back with minimal interruptions and minimal family drama. Today’s card and envelope was designed by Linda Williams and is in the January issue of Parchment Craft magazine. I chose to make this for two reasons. First, I loved the saying Linda used, it “hit home” for one of my boys’ girlfriends, and yes, he will probably give it to her.  The second reason I chose this set was for it’s simple elegance.

This is one of the few patterns that I did not change very much. One of the only changes I did do was use the PCA Large V stamp edge as I do not have the Angle Tool Linda uses around the edges of the card. I will say that it is pretty rare that I don’t make changes while working on a pattern, so kudos to Linda for designing a pattern that did not need tweaking from me!

I am also enjoying the recent use of cutting out around letters that several designers have been doing. I think it adds another dimension to the piece.

Note the little tag hanging from the ribbon on the envelope, a lovely 3D element, and quite ingenious, in my opinion. The envelope is colored with an oil pastel crayon, and spread out. The little heart “stamp” matches the heart in the card, with the exception of being perforated on the fine grid.

Now, I realize that not everyone likes making Valentines, but Linda included various other tags with the pattern, such as for a wedding, or a special anniversary, which will definitely come in handy.

If you do have this pattern, hang onto it. It will come in handy for a last minute anniversary or wedding as well as a Valentine.

Have a great day!

  1. January 24, 2011 6:56 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Chiara!! I also liked this pattern when I first saw it in the magazine and I’ve put it in my “easy to find again” folder as I’m sure I’ll be making it one day!!

  2. dorita permalink
    January 24, 2011 8:36 am

    Beautiful, Chiara!

  3. January 24, 2011 8:50 am

    It’s beautiful Chiara, you gold lettering is just gorgeous! I don’t receive that magazine, I receive the Pergamano Magazine. Linda has a beautiful card in there as well, as does Kanny, Anneke, Tatsue and a plethora of other designers. Hope to do at least one parchment Valentine’s card this year.

    • January 24, 2011 9:06 am

      Thanks V, Dorita and Jerri. I had limited funds for magazines, so chose the subscription that was monthly — more patterns for the buck, which is important for us US gals when making the currency conversion. Of course, that will probably change in the (hopefully) near future if I can ever get started on doing my teachers course w/Pergamano.

      For those of you searching for a free Valentine pattern, Kanny has one posted at the Pergamano site that is quite lovely. I’ve printed it out and hopefully will get to work on it soon.

  4. Barbara Hilary-Taylor permalink
    January 24, 2011 8:20 pm

    Hi Chiara,
    Already that time of year!!! I was just thinking that I should get my act into order and make a Valentine for ” Himself”. I just love your card and envelope. Very elegant and pretty at the same time.

  5. January 25, 2011 3:56 pm

    Very pretty and elegant. Your gold ink work is awsome.

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