Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tilda's World - Valentine Postcard Tutorial

I've got another simple Valentine-inspired tutorial for you!  The Tilda's World Winter Memories paper pad I purchased is full of inspiration with soft winter colors.  There's plenty of pink in there, too, for Valentine's Day.  Here's a layered postcard I recently made:

There are several pieces I used to put it together.  Most of them are from this paper pad I got at www.MarthaPullen.com:

The steps are pretty simple.  First I cut out the pink postcard from the paper pad.  The trophy chipboard came from the Etsy store StudioCee.  (Before starting this project, I had already painted the trophy chipboard white and sprinkled white glitter on it while the paint was wet):

In the corner of the postcard, I glued on a folded corner of a paper doily plus a tiny paper clothespin (from the Tilda paper pad):

Next I gathered this paper ticket from the Tilda paper pad, as well as some paper roses I got from the Etsy store 32 Degrees North.
The paper roses were originally a bright pink, so I had lightened them up in a quick (10 minute) bath of tea.  It makes them appear like vintage millinery flowers:

The roses were hot-glued to the back of the white trophy chipboard in a pleasing bouquet:

Next I glued the trophy onto the postcard, and tied the paper ticket to the postcard with thin twine through a small hole in each (I made the holes with a thick needle):
finished result!

I think the postcard looks pretty set up on our dining room shelf, along with some of the other Tilda Winter Memories paper pad cut-outs:

These animals are just adorable:

The soft pink roses are refreshing in the middle of winter:

Hope you are enjoying crafting this winter, too!  We're expecting snow tonight, so that's how I'm filling some indoor time.  :)

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Bente said...

So very beautiful.


Denise said...

Hi Susan,

I love your Valentine postcard!! I really love the look of vintage Valentine cards, and this is sooo pretty with the lace border and the pink, paper roses. I also like the bit of paper doily at the edge of the postcard. You did a great job; it's just very creative!

Thanks for sharing the tutorial and thanks for visiting me from Pink Saturday. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Denise at Forest Manor

cmoh said...

Oh so pretty and elegant and lovely. The simplicity and the colors are perfect. Wonderful creation!


It's me said...

Lovely card !!...love from me...xxx..

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So darling! What a wonderful resource. You put it all together in such a charming way.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh wow...so sweet dear Susan! i can see that you are getting much use out of your new Tilda's book. i adore the touch of "blush"....so springy...feminine ...and sweet! we're due for another Pickah Sistah afternoon ! ;)

Vintage Market Place said...

Very sweet Susan!
Oh snow!! It is 70* here, I sure doesn't feel like winter anymore.
Enjoy it for me.

Donna said...

Your postcard is gorgeous, Susan! I love the flower filled trophy. Great idea to tea dye the flowers. That little deer is just adorable, too:)

Robin said...

so fun and pretty. I think I need that paper pack! LOL. I adore the animals, too cute.

June said...

This is so lovely Susan! You and I are on the same wavelength I think. I just made a quilt from Tilda fabric today. I should say-quilt top. I am totally head over hills for Tilda anything right now.
sending hugs...

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love how you lightened those roses--they look great! Such pretty projects :)

Anne said...

So beautiful Susan!Your vignette on your table is lovely too!

Victoria said...

That is such a beautiful Valentine's card! You did an amazing job!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This is just the sweetest!!
With all the snow coming Friday, I'm sure you'll be busy crafting all day!

Heather said...

This is so, so sweet! I love the shade of soft ballet pink you used. All this Tilda stuff is so fun! I cant wait for the fairytale book to be available! You're going to be so ready for valentine's day!

Renata said...

Oh,how I would love to receive such a sweet postcard such as this.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so so pretty, love the little lamb and deer, too!!

Heather said...

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Carolyn Robbins said...

What a great tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by
my blog and for your kind

Bear Hugs

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just darling. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!
Bear Hugs,

Nancy Lee said...

Lovely Tilda makes! My new Tilda book arrived yesterday. Bliss! I am loving just about everything in it. Pure eye candy... But the miniature animals are calling to me. Have a great day!

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