Here are a couple of simple, yet elegant Valentine's cards.
The Love heart stamp is from the Love Always set by Stampin Up. I stamped it with Red Riding Hook ink, cut it out and layered it onto black cardstock which I also trimmed. I added some glossy accents to the dots on 3 of the swirls just for some bling.
The red background is embossed with my Hearts Cuttlebug folder, I lightly sanded the paper to give a little more contrast to the hearts. The flowers are from a Bucket of Blooms I purchased from SimonSaysStamps. They are made by Prima and I can not believe the variety and the amount of flowers you get in the cute paint can. I purchased the white ones and just airbrushed the smaller flower red to match the paper. The branches are a Martha Stewart punch. Pretty easy.
This next card also relies heavily on embossing. I started with Cryogen white paper which I embossed with my Textile Texture Cuttlebug folder. I think it has such an elegant look to it and the shimmer from the Cryogen paper really plays that up.
Next I used my With Love embossing folder, also from Cuttlebug, to create the band across the card. On retrospect, I think it would look better if this were lowered. But I changed my mind several times and have a small tear in the background I needed to cover up (oops!)
The heart is from Magenta Rubber Stamps, a very baroque image. All the paper matches on this card, I hate how scanners pick up reds.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have found some inspiration.