Valentine Card

The challenge at Gingersnaps Creations is to do a faux technique:

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I did Tim's "distress crackle" technique on the key to give it an antique look. First, I sponged Tea Dye and Pumice Stone on the image, then applied the crackle glaze. Once dried, I sponged Walnut Stain over the top of the crackle and on the edges. It's too bad I didn't take a close-up pic - looks neat!

All the stamped images - postcard frame, heart, key and verse are from a set by Tattered Angels, "Timeless Romance".

Also used were Spellbinders scallop and regular heart dies, fancy tag die, a TH Adage ticket, faux silk ribbon, heart embellie, machine straight and zigzag stitching,  Biscotti Perfect Pearl mist over the background, heart and lace, and Festive Berries, Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick distress inks.

For the "faux lace" at the bottom, I cut a strip of thin paper from a Martha Stewart edge die, and pleated it.



Gingersnap Creations Rogue Redhead Challenge -  Faux Technique

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Inspiration Journal - Put a heart on it

Fashionable Stamping - Monochromatic plus one colour (Reds/Brown)


  1. Love my card Sharon looks much nicer IRL. Thanks

  2. That's a wonderful card, love all the details.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  3. Sharon, your card is very very pretty! I love the vintage feel of it. Your double hearts on the front with the key really is a nice design. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Beautiful card, I love the trim and your key. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. What a beautiful Valentine! LOVE that key--it's fabulous! :)

  6. Great that you have joined in at FSC again Sharon, l love this design and the colours. That vintage key really sets it off.
    hugs {brenda] xox

  7. Beautiful composition and the key is such a special touch.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  8. Beautiful card, Sharon, so pretty! Thank you for joining in at Gingersnap Creations!


  9. Beautiful card! Love all the crackle and fabulous layers! Thank you again for joinging us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  10. A really stunning card Sharon. Love the crackle effects and the gorgeous heart and key.
    Thanks so much for joining in again with the FSC monochrome +1 challenge.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  11. What a gorgeous card, and great techniques! Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations!