Wednesday, February 13, 2013

King of Hearts

It's almost Valentine's Day (or the day after my birthday as I call it). I have seen a few cards and tags made with cards or stamps made to look like cards (including Tim Holtz's Tags of 2013 for February) and wanted to give it a go myself.

For some reason I have an abundance of unused decks of cards...and ever the frugal crafter (NOT) I thought I would try and use some on cards and tags myself. I thought the King of Hearts was very a propos for Valentine's Day.

Other than the King of Hearts himself, all the supplies are SU. I couldn't wait to use the new honeycomb embossing folder (I just got it yesterday)!! Cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso. I ran the biggest Cherry Cobbler layer through the CB with the honeycomb embossing folder then sanded it lightly to make it look a bit more worn (I didn't use the coordinations cardstock).

Because the card has a hole in the middle of it (I think they punch them at the casino once they've been used???) I tied Early Espresso scalloped tulle ribbon around it. And...of course...I distressed all the edges.

Thanks for lookin!!


Anonymous said...

Awesome job Donna!! Very cute.

Barbara Godden said...

I looked at the Tim Holtz's tag and thought, I don't have an image for a playing card, DUH never thought to use a real one. Fabulous job on it.

Amy V. said...

Great card! So smart to use a real playing card!!