Saturday, January 26, 2013

Victorian Fringed Valentines Day Card

A few years ago I received a wonderful reproduction of a Victorian Fringed Holiday Card.  I instantly fell in love with the romantic card, not just because of it's look but also because I just have this image in my mind of what it would be like to be handed one of these by a Butler.  Like in The Count of Monte Cristo when he sends out his invitations.
So I decided to host a swap with the Circle of Friends with the theme being Victorian Fringed Cards with a Valentine theme. 

So I started with an idea of creating the card and putting it into an envelope to mimic the Count of Monte Cristo Card. 
Well sometimes good idea's don't work.  My card was too big and puffy so the envelopes struggle to stay together.
But then the real issues started...I had some pink and red fringe, well when I put it on it looked like a cat had gotten to it and played for hours and hours.  So that came off and I had to turn to my standby (or overused) seam binding. 
Next came the issue of not liking the layout, I made the card too large for what I intended to put on it :( And since the fringe was already attached it was too late to downsize.
Same problem on the back, the card is too large and everything is way too spread out.  In other words I don't like my creation and I'm bummed because everyone else's is really good!
If you are interested in any of the images that were used on this card, guess what, they are all mine.  Yep I made every single one and I have them for sale as Digital Collage Sheets in my Etsy store. 


Donna Humphries said...

This looks like it took some time. I love it. x

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of our favorite movies - those invitations were superb. Love your fringed Victorian cards - they look lovely,

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I'm sorry you're disappointed in your Valentine. I think it's pretty! Great idea for a swap, and I know all the participants have had fun creating and receiving.


Jess said...

It looks great Caroline! It is nice to be done though. It is hard to do a swap when your ideas aren't working. Mine will be in the mail Monday.

Monica said...

Caroline, I love your card! I wish I had joined the swap, but knew I wouldn't have time this go-round. I really like your color combos!