Valentines day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“).
What a heartfelt holiday, indeed. What better way to show my love then with a Valentines card…Steampunk Style!
I used a variety of Canvas Corp Brand products including burlap, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Barn Red, High Impact Metallic Paint= Antique Gold, Vintology & Co.’s, Steampunk Gears by Candy Rosenberg, Cherry & Kraft Hearts patterned paper, twine plus a few feathers, alpha stickers and a metal file tab.
To get the ruffled burlap look that creates the intense dimension on this card, apply a liberal amount of wet adhesive around the back side of the hand cut heart and make a ruffle on one side, then take a second piece of burlap and make the ruffle down the other side. To adhere it to the card, apply wet adhesive to the back side of the burlap and place down on the card.
The chipboard gears were covered in Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Barn Red and High Impact Metallic Paint in Antique Gold, then inked the top of each piece once it was dry to give it a more aged look. Glimmer Mist and the Paints are amazing on chipboard.
The inside of the card, simple kraft cardstock and alpha letters for the sentiment.
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