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Monday, February 22, 2010
Creativity from a good friend
Just had to show you all what a dear friend did with a vintage Valentine she found on my blog. This Valentine is a favorite in my small collection. My friend borrowed the image I had posted
The original Valentine image
and made an Artist Trading Card out of it. I'll let her tell you how she did this in her own words: "I saved, printed and cut out the Valentine card onyour blog and glued it to a piece of cardboard that I hadcrackle painted. ... It looks a little faded on thescan but that is because the cardboard curved slightly asthe paint dried so it didn't rest flat on the scannerbed.Anyway, you get the idea. I used red flocking onthe bow, Stickles gold glitter around the heart and Iaccented the flowers with gel pens."
The finished Artist Trading Card
"I also took fine sandpaper and went over the edges andcorners of the cardboard after the paint had dried to makeit look more worn and old."
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.