Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A VALENTINE’S CARD with a handmade background

hello to all who still visiting my blog.
I have made a background for this my card and since normally I used already patterned paper, I though to practice with something “out of the box”.
My Valentine

VALENTINE CARD 010   the size of this card is the standard A2 or 4.25” by 5.5”.
I used a fiskars clear background stamp called “vintage farmhouse” and a a wooden one for the script called “italian poetry” from hero arts. these stamps have been with me for a long while and I do not know if you can find them in the stores.
anyhow, I used some acrylic ink from pebbles and brushed it on the vintage farmhouse. I then inked my italian poetry with a staz on black ink pad--- and what you see is what I got---not bad at all.
not my usual colors but I like how it turned out.
the border strip, the scalloped circle, and the plain circle are from my fiskars punches. the little heart and tag are from a new k&co die cut assortment I just got at michael’s. the leaves I had them from some cricut cut and the stamped sentiments from g-studio dollar stamps.
I hope you like it and get inspire to make your own background for you project.
thanks for stopping by!
note: I have been feeling better. all my tests came back good and that is including my stress test. when the office called me to let me know I told them because the tests were coming back good it did not mean I magically got better. I then told them if it was not my heart, must be my lungs then. the doctor prescribed an inhaler for asthma and I think is doing the trick. I am hardly out of breath despite today it just has been 4 days since I started it. I had my heart surgery way back on 2007 and since then I have been suffering from this shortness of breath/fast heart beats and until now, after many test in between, I have thought of it must my my lungs/bronchia. I still suffer from the gerd but even that is a bit better with the addition of some tums and minor changes to my diet/portions and eating times. we do have to think out of the box sometimes, just like I did with my card today. the norm do not always work I guess.
thanks to all who pray for my health. I am very grateful and I give the praise to the Lord.


  1. Oh my! I love this card dear friend. I love, love the handmade background..so pretty. I always look at stamps an want to make my own backgrounds, but I never do. Yours turned out so good. Glad your test came back good. :)

    Big Hugs, Sheena

  2. LOVE what you did with the background! It is so beautiful! I haven't stopped by for awhile. Sorry to read you haven't been feeling to well but glad you are feeling a little better! Take care!

  3. I love the background! I didnt know you werent feeling good but im glad your doing better. take good care of your self.


  4. Very pretty, the paper is amazing, pretty embelishments.

    I glad to hear you're feeling better, gosh you've been through a lot. Remember to relax.

    Hugs, Lori m

  5. Agnes your card is stunning, the background stamping looks fantastic. I'm glad to hear you are doing better and it sounds like the doctors may be getting a handle on it for you......will continue prayers!!

  6. Your card is very cute, and the background looks professional!

  7. Great card! Nice background stamp! Glad to hear your feeling better.

  8. Fabulous card Agnes,love your background.
    Glad you are starting to feel better.
    Jayne x

  9. This is wonderful...love the "out of the box" Valentine...couldn't find THAT in a store...love it! Hope you continue to feel better! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

  10. Agnes, I think your card turned out beautifully. Love the colors, gray tones are big now, with the black, red and touch of another color...perfection.
    So glad to hear you are feeling better...keep it up and keep the faith.

    Have a great weekend!
    Dee B

  11. Wow! Altered card altered life I am so glad you are feeling better. Asthma in older adults is nothing to take lightly.
    take care of yourself
    Gorgeous card I just love it.
    more hugs,
    DIANA L.

  12. Wow, the background you did looks fabulous!!! Beautiful card!


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