I've learned something about myself.
I'm inclined to think that the simpler I make the cards, the better I like them.
It's not that I don't like lots of layers -- it's just that unless I have just the right materials, I don't think I do them so well.
So, as they say -- "KISS" -- Keep it Simple, Stupid!
These are a few of my new valentines. You saw this one unadorned...
And finished. Just a few buttons. I thought about lace and words. It didn't work for me.
I do find music makes a beautiful background and I was lucky to have a songbook with some romantic tunes.
But I really liked what happened when I added the tea-bag hearts and some antique trim I found at a French flea market a couple of years ago.
The same with this little girl -- here she is plain.
All she really needed were a few buttons and a shiny rhinestone heart (which for some reason looks yellow here -- it must have picked up the light oddly). Too much would have been -- too much.
I do like "before and after" shots!
I've also been doing some watercolor valentines -- just setting them off with ribbon and elevating with pop dots.
I have a few more Valentines to share with you that are much different. They're very simple, and some incorporate tags. Coming soon!
(Speaking of love, don't forget to check out Diane Keaton's memoir on Chopsticks and Strings. I loved this one!)