Romantic and Elegant “Love You” Card

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, today’s offering is a romantic and elegant “Love You” card. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Elegant and romantic love you card

This week, the sweet and talented Joanne has a very timely theme challenge for us:  “To The One I Love”.  My mind turned immediately to elegant and romantic. While my card has a vintage, Victorian vibe,  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

elegant and romantic love you card

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elegant and romantic love you card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I love creating romantic and elegant cards by using one of my favorite “card recipes”.  I begin with a dollop of Very Vanilla cardstock and add a heaping helping of embossed texture. Next, I blend in a few metallic die cuts, followed with one or two floral sprigs.  Finally I season to taste with a pinch of sparkle.

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  1. This is gorgeous. So elegant looking.
    Thank you for the nice comment you left on my entry this week.

  2. Ann, this is gorgeous, elegant and has just the perfect amount of shabby Schach-tastic chic! Love the mix of embossing folders you used for all of that fabulous texture.

  3. Ann, this is so elegant and beautiful! All these different textures make me smile! Such a fabulous way to showcase all those different folders. I love it! The gold and the flowers are just so perfect on this vintage beauty!

  4. Ann, I just love all that gorgeous texture from the embossing folders. Another beautifully elegant card.

  5. Beautiful. Elegant indeed. Love the Vintage /Victorian look; makes for a lovely wedding card
    Enjoy your week and be safe when you are out and about and going to them dog shows.
    Hugs to your 4 legged babies

  6. You have given me some ideas for our 50th anniversary coming up in May.

  7. You do such elegantly beautiful cards Ann. I love this!

  8. Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

    This card is just stunning Ann! I would never have dared to mix 3 different textures, but what a wow it adds to this card! I love the brushed gold base and foil detailing too. This is such a special card that I’m sure the recipient will treasure!

  9. Beautiful and elegant. Love all the texture. TFS

  10. You had me at “vintage”….but all that embossing and gold really makes this beautiful card shine even more!

  11. Beautiful card!!! Love all the textures!! i need to use mine more!! Hope y’all have thawed out some!!

  12. Beautiful card, Ann! I love all the texture from the EFs!
    Great anniversary or valentine card!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Your card in stunningly beautiful!

  14. Texture for the win! It makes for such a lovely, keepsake card :).

  15. Very beautiful. You are great with those embossing folders!

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