Thursday, 17 January 2019

Valentine's Day card with dove and love letter

For making this card, I used the symbols of vintage Valentine's Day postcards: dove, love letter, forget-me-not flower, love text.

And of course, I used Tim Holtz dies and his new 3D embossing folder.

Here is my tutorial.

I took a light blue textured cardstock and with a Sizzix Rectangle die, I cut out the first layer of my card.

I spritzed with water and embossed it with the Botanical embossing folder.

I smeared white acrylic paint onto the surface.

I inked the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink, then with white acrylic paint. I also splattered the surface with diluted Frayed Burlap Distress reinker and white acrylic paint.

I drew a circle and started to glue the pieces of the wreath one after another. For the greenery, I used the Mini Holiday Greens and green textured cardstock.

When I was ready with the wreath I cut out 4 flowers using one of the smallest dies of the Small Tattered Florals and for the middle one of the little flowers of Funky Florals 1.

I cut out the dove from 300gsm watercolour paper with Enchanted Doves Bigz die and inked the edges with Frayed Burlap.

For the text, the number and the love letter, I used the Valentine Side Order die set.

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Enchanted Doves by Tim Holtz (661607)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Mini Holiday Greens by Tim Holtz (661597)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Florals by Tim Holtz (662700)

Sizzix Side Order die, Valentine by Tim Holtz (662710)

Sizzix 3D Texture Fades, Botanical by Tim Holtz (662716)

Ranger Distress ink (Frayed Burlap)

Ranger Distress paint (Picket Fence)

textured cardstock

Ranger Multi Medium (Matte)

3D foam adhesive tape


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

With my card, I would like to join the challenge of the Frilly and Funkie: Vintage Valentines

And since I used the leftover papers, from my messy desk for all the cutouts, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Recycle Something


  1. beautiful card and great use of those left over papers, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  2. Lovely vintage Valentine, Monika! I love the botanical folder used here with the blue and white combination. What a great design! Thank you so much for playing along at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  3. Sweet card. Love the dove and wreath against the textured background. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  4. Such a pretty card - the background is gorgeous, and I love the delicate leaves in the wreath.
    Alison x


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