Friday, February 8, 2008

It's All About LOVE Countdown - Day 8

Much of this card's detail is lost in the photograph. The sentiment reads, "I love you to the moon and back again to infinity and beyond forever and ever." Also, Stardust Stickles on the little flowers create a subtle shimmer. The sentiment is mounted with foam tape.

Trivia: The first American publisher of valentines was printer and artist Esther Howland. During the 1870s, her elaborate lace cards were purchased by the wealthy, as they cost a minimum of $5, and some sold for as much as $35. Mass production eventually brought prices down, and the affordable "penny valentine" became popular with the lower classes.

Wow, $5, even for the rich, would have been a lot of money back in the 1870s.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Black, and Baby Pink cardstock, Black ink pad, Papertrey Out on a Limb stamp set, Versa-Mark Ink, White embossing powder, Embossing gun, Stardust Stickles, Corner rounder, Scotch 3M Mounting Tape.

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

Sigh...I'm really thinking I should get this stamp set...you enabler you! LOL

Great card! {as I have come to expect, tee, hee}

Tickle Me Pink said...

Everytime I get a chance to visit your blog I'm always so AMAZED at how much you get done!! I'm sure I've said that plenty of times before, lol. You've made so many awesome cards for your love countdown, but this one is my favorite!! I love the start black and white contrast with a little pink! I've been wanting this stamp set too, lol. Lovely work as always!!

*hugs*
Marjorie