Well, over at A Jillian Vance Design, the challenge this week is to make a "grungy" Valentine's card! Now, I can do Classic, and Vintage, and Modern; but Grungy took a bit more thought.
I kept going to the "pretty and the old-fashioned sweet".... veered from the DARK side.
But eventually, I came up with this. The problem also arose that I have only one Vallentine's stamp set. (An older one from Recollections)
I wanted it to be a bit edgy with the black lace and embossed medallion, but couldn't resist throwing the resin swan piece on there! All the reds match, I can assure you. Don't you hate it when one surface reflects the light diffently than another? ugh...
The black and gold Prima flower added a little grunge, too. Don't you think?
Check out the stamps at Jillian Vance's store! She carries terrific products, and I especially love the sentiments stamp sets and we can all use more stamps!
This card also qualifies for the challenges at:
Paper Sundaes (Favorite Challenge #92, Black, Flowers, and Distressing)
The Crazy Challenge (Tic Tac Toe / Lace, Image, Pearls)