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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Long Distance Love on Valentine's Day







Greetings and Happy Valentine's Day to each of you! For today's post, I decided to craft a Valentine with a story. For the maiden, I chose this young girl in the Generation Redux plate by Artistic Outpost. She seems so wistful somehow. For the man of her dreams, I found him in the Gatsby plate, also by AO. My story is one of two lovers, she stayed back home to help her parents with their family business, he went off to an Ivy League school to pursue law. Though there are many miles between them, and culturally they live in two different worlds, he cannot stop thinking of her, nor she him! As for other supplies, the hand cut heart was cut out around the "Be Mine" sentiment, which comes from the Cutie Pie plate by AO. All the images were stamped with Black StazOn ink and distressed them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. My stamped elements were arranged on a black background, which was mounted to a white card base. I added doilies and part of a recycled printed paper bag, some burlap and a vintage button, seam binding, clip art and pearls. Wishing each of you love in your life. Thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it. Best, Yvonne

8 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card and such a lovely story to go with it. How lovely for Valentine's day.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

lynne said...

Yvonne
I can so relate to your story telling through the craft of stamping as it is something I like to do in my own head.
A stunning piece of stamping with such thought put into its creation. Heart melting.
Thank you for sharing their story. Yes, long distance love, I can relate to that one as been there done that some time ago lol.
Have a great week.
Wishes
Lynne

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne,
Love your gorgeous card with such a beautiful romantic story to go with it. Fabulous stamping and layout. Have a Very Happy Valentines Day. xx

Meggymay said...

Loved the story behind your beautiful card, true romance.
Yvonne x

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the romantic story!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Nancy xx :D

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic creation for Valentine's day, love the story behind it.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous Valentine - wonderful combination of AO images!

Maria said...

Hi Yvonne, I have been browsing through your blog today - I absolutely love your creations, and how you use your stamps. This piece is so romantic, and I love the story to go with it.

Take care.

Maria x