Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine's Grunge Blog Hop with A Jillian Vance Design!!!!


Welcome to the Valentine's Grunge Blog Hop featuring A Jillian Vance Design! This is my first week with the design team and I am so happy to be part of this amazing group!

Since this is a hop you will need the lineup!

And here is my project.....

I decided to do a "grungy" card using two of Jillian's stamp sets, A {Little} Love and Sending My Love.

To make this card I used a small piece of corrugated cardboard that I tore the top layer of paper from in random places. I then inked the entire thing using Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Victorian Velvet and Barn Door. To darken it a little I lightly misted it with Graphite Glimmer Mist. I inked the edges with one of the Tim Holtz Season Distress Inks-Festive Berries.

Using A {Little} Love, I embossed the larger heart with ZING! Silver Embossing Powder and trimmed around the edge. Then using a craft knife I trimmed the heart from the middle of the stamp. The center of this stamp fits PERFECTLY with Epiphany Crafts Heart Shape Studio. I used pop dots to raise the embossed area and then dropped my heart in the middle.

The sentiment on the front of the card is from the Sending My Love stamp set.

I used the Tim Holtz Ideaology Seasonal Paper Stack. I carefully tore around each of the vintage-looking valentines and then inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then crumpled each one before putting them on the card. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to adhere them to the card front.

Inside, just a simple stamped sentiment and heart.

And there you have it! Keep reading below for your chance to win some blog candy!!!

Click here to continue on to Bunny's blog...the next stop in our hop!

And now for some BLOG CANDY.
Here is how to win some blog candy
There will be two prizes given out...
1st way to win some Blog Candy......
* Enter Challenge, leave a comment on this post, subscribe & become a follower to
You will have until Saturday January 21st @ midnight
to Link your project, and you can WIN Stamp Sets
"A {little} love" , "Sending my love" & Pear Pins.

2nd way to win some Blog Candy .......
* You must comment on every blog in this hop and subscribe & become a follower to You will have until Saturday, January 21st @ midnight to have all of your comments in! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE LEAVE A WAY FOR US TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE WINNER'S!
and you can WIN Stamp set "A {little} love"




Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Such a fun grungey card! The peekaboo window is wonderful!!!

Can't wait to see all of the fun creations!

Bunny Vance said...

I love you card! The torn paper, embossing and then the little valentine picture are perfect! Welcome to the AJVD design team!

Tanya said...

Love this, its really cool!

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Jan Garber said...

Love all of those layers and cute images!uncoapo

Trisha said...

Way cool card. These sentiments are great and love your choice of torn papers. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Handcrafted Simply by Us said...

Wow! love your card, I love the valentines pictures all around it.


AmyJRockstar said...

Wow, this is super cool and so unique! Love all the different techniques you used here. If I get those stamps I am so getting the epiphany punch too. Love 'em! I used to be on Jillian's DT and had so much fun. They will always have a special place in my heart. Congrats! Thanks for the chance to win. I've become a new follower. Would love it if you stop by and say "hi" sometime. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Jillian Vance said...

I love this! Its very grunge and I love it! I love the torn paper!
God Bless,

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is great! Love the papers!

Beth Hillier said...
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Beth Hillier said...

Great card!!

Beth Hillier

Anonymous said...

Cute Valentine card.

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Becki said...

So pretty, love what you did with the heart stamp!

Cassie Box said...

This is fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues! =)