February is the month we celebrate LOVE. We should celebrate it every day in little gestures – and what better way to celebrate your loved ones than with a handmade card or love letter. We are celebrating a vintage Valentine with the cool Grungy look thrown in for interest – all brought to us through a local range of paper. I love the grungy design and look of this range of papers. The beautiful swirls, the soft grey hues and the abundance of hearts is a real winning combination. This range is perfect for beautiful layouts celebrating love and for every day cards with a special twist. Vintage Love cards
To add a bit of vintage to the funky Grunge Love papers I printed some vintage postcards onto mat cardstock and used them as the focal point for my cards. The background paper offers a neutral backdrop for the vintage elements and at the same time perfectly complements the images – this shows you how versatile this paper range really is.
How to implement colour into a design?
I used the mostly grey coloured papers in the range for the backgrounds. I knew I wanted to add some red so I first matted them onto red cardstock which immediately lifted the grey a bit. I then chose vintage images with the same hue of red as my cardstock as well as some grey, green and pink in them. To pull everything together I added some flowers with pink and green in them, and a hand dyed ribbon incorporating all the different colours. And that’s how you can throw things together that initially doesn’t seem to work at all. Take a risk and try this colour combination for yourself using the stunning Leah Donna range of papers.
beautiful elegant swirls...
beautiful shades of grey (no not 50) rust, red, creams and soft greens
Hand coloured seam binding ribbon to perfectly match my colour scheme - there's nothing better than doing this and getting your fingers dirty...
A little extra… Cover wooden washing pegs in strips of the Leah Donna Grunge Love papers to hold a love letter and chocolate together for your love ones this Valentine’s day.
I designed a little dimensional heart shaped booklet type card especially for you, our loyal Wholesaler customers. The easy to use template lets you turn and ordinary heart shape into a dimensional card with loads of space inside to write a special love letter. Simply print out the template onto the lovely Leah Donna Grunge Love range of papers and cut out, score a few lines and decorate to your heart’s content. We hope you like this little project, and we would love to see what you have done with yours.
To download your Valentine Freebie Template please head on over here
Leah Donna Grunge Love Collection [G002]
Leah Donna Grunge Love Collection [G005]
Leah Donna Grunge Love Collection [G003]
Prima Encore B Flowers 
AC Cardstock Red
AC Cardstock White