Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Canvas Corp Valentine Card

Welcome to my very first post as part of the Canvas Corp Crew! I announced my spot on this team back before the Christmas holidays, but this is the first time I have had a project to share! I hope it is worth the wait!

The entire Canvas Corp Crew was asked to create a Valentine to share on the Canvas Corp Blog, and this is what I created. I love to mix red and pink with black and ivory, but how often can you do that?! Valentine's Day is the one holiday that allows for such an interesting color combination! 

I created a 5" x 7" top-fold card from black cardstock. I then distressed a piece of Canvas Corp Red and Ivory Toile cardstock and attached it to the front of the card. 

To create the main background, I used a Deco Art stencil (Distressed Harlequin) and a sheet of Canvas Corp Black and Ivory French Script cardstock. I taped the stencil (which is 12" x 12") to the sheet of printed cardstock. I rubbed over the stencil with Spun Sugar Distress ink. I then lifted the stencil and slid it over to cover the inked portions. I sprayed the newly exposed cardstock areas with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist.

I trimmed the altered paper to size, distressed the edges and attached it to the card front. It is hard to see here, but the "white" diamonds are very sparkly! 

I curled the edges of the script paper to reveal the toile beneath. (I know, I wasted a 5" x 7" piece of the toile! But it was worth it!) The sentiment is a 7 Gypsies wood stamp (You + Me), 

To create the heart embellishment, I used a Couture Creations die template to trim a heart shape from Canvas Corp C-Flute Tiles (corrugated paper). I sprayed the heart with Tattered Angels Vintage Pink and Pearl Glimmer Mist. I allowed the paper to air dry. I then die cut a plain heart from the Red and Ivory Toile paper and placed it behind the corrugated heart.

I created the flowers by stamping and die cutting scraps of the Red and Ivory Toile with Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms stamps and dies.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my shabby chic Valentine card! Visit the Canvas Corp Blog for more inspiration!

Contest Details

1. Create a Valentine board on Pinterest (if you don’t already have one).

2. Find 3-5 of your favorite Valentine cards HERE and pin them to your Valentine board using the hashtag #myfavoritevalentine. 

3. Place a link to your pinboard in the comments!

Somebody’s going to walk away with a $50 gift card to the Canvas Corp Brands online store. So kick up your feet, find your favorite valentine and get pinning! (Contest closes on Monday, February 9 at 10am. Open to international contestants. Must be 18 or older to enter.)

Canvas Corp Brands:
Canvas Corp Red and Ivory Toile cardstock
Canvas Corp Black and Ivory French Script cardstock
Canvas Corp C-Flute Tiles (corrugated paper)
Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist
7 Gypsies wood stamp You + Me

Other Products:
Cardstock: WorldWin Black, Ivory
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Leafy Branch, Ariana Blooms
Ink: Ranger Distress Spun Sugar, Fired Brick; Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button: stash
Stencil: Deco Art Americana Decor Distressed Harlequin
Die cuts: Heartfelt Creations Leafy Branch, Ariana Blooms; Couture Creations Sophia; Spellbinders Nestabilities Hearts
Gems: Want2Scrap
Tools: Prima paper distressing tool; McGill flower shaping tools, hot glue gun
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; hot glue sticks


  1. Your card is gorgeous! Loving that pretty cardstock and corrugated! Of course I love your flowers too!

  2. Gorgeous card!!!!Awesome work,love the colors!!!!

  3. This is stunning! Wonderful design and love the sentiment.

  4. Gorgeous card congrats. on being part of the Canvas CorpCrew a friend of mine here in Nova Scotia Can. is one of the crew too her name is Sherry Jackson

  5. What a beautiful card!

  6. What a beautiful creation! Lots of wonderful technique and awesome composition and color integration. Very nicely crafted indeed!
    Chana Malkah Harris

  7. Gorgeous card! Love all the layers and textures. Those flowers are gorgeous!

  8. Gloria, this card is such a beauty!! Love it!

  9. I love this because it is so pink...and I know you are not much of a pink lover! So it makes me smile...but then when I see how you created the background paper...I am in awe. It is gorgeous. Way to knock it outta the park, girl!