a caged heart
I wanted to use some traditional love imagery in a couple of my valentines, and by chance, I found two discarded keys in a desk drawer. Perhaps they opened a padlock or mailbox at one time.
Old keys take us mysterious places. So I followed that notion with one my my paper heart shapes. I’ve been using a heart-shaped candy box as a template to cut my valentine shapes from junk mail card stock. I covered one side with an old Italian map, pure romance! Then wove a string cage on top….
and finished knotting all around the edges adding a dot of glue at each tie.
Then added that touch of mystery. A gilded key (really just glitter spray, but gilded sounds so much more mysterious).
I tied the ribbon through corrugated cardboard with a piece of hand painted art paper covering the top. Glued the pink heart to the map heart.
voila ~ a caged heart with a gilded key.
The back side is covered with plain brown paper (used grocery bag) to write my valentine message.
Hope you’re having a wonderful week and please check back for more valentines in progress!