I love Valentine’s Day because of all the wonderful ways of expressing how we feel towards friends, family and loved ones. It’s also a time when I made lots of cards, treat holders and other love-themed projects.
Today’s card is pretty clean and simple. The large amount of white space really helps show off the pretty paper used for the heart die cuts. Let’s talk about how it is made.
The card base is A2 size, 4.25″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5-1/2″ I cut it from a sheet of Powder Pink card stock (144244) as I wanted something subtle so as not to take away from the focal image. The focal panel is a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card stock (100730). I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (143666) using Versamark ink (102283), covered it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder (109129) and set it with the Heat Tool (129053).
The hearts were made using Painted with Love DSP (145580) and Color Theory Memories and More (144210) paper cut out using the Lots to Love Framelits Dies(145653). Before adhering them to the card front panel, I laid them out to see where to stamp the flourish from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set (147239). Once I had the placement correct, I inked up the flourish stamp in Calypso Coral ink (126983). For a bit of variety I then reinked just the top half of the flourish stamp with Melon Mambo (126948) and stamped over the top of the original one. Love the depth it gives this “tail.” I then stamped the little flowers from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set (147239) using Versamark ink (102283), Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109129) and heat set it with the Heat Tool (129053). The centers of the flowers are Pearl Basic Jewels (144219) colored with Stampin Blends in Calypso Coral Dark (144044) and Rich Razzleberry Dark (144583).
Now I was ready to adhere the hearts. The purple one is glued down with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) and the pink/gold one is propped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).
For the inside of the card, I stamped the coordinating sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (143666) using Melon Mambo ink (126948) onto a 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel of Whisper White card stock (100730). I then adhered it to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).
And there you have it! This card also works for weddings and anniversaries. I hope you will give it a try. As always, if you have any questions at all bout how it is made just drop me a comment below. If you need to order any supplies, you can click on the Shop Now button in the upper right corner or click here; that will take you right into my store. Ta for now!
Time for this month’s blog hop – yay!!! This month it’s all about celebrating and since I am knee deep in Christmas cards, I thought I would make a card to celebrate weddings. We should all have some of these in our stash.
Isn’t it gorgeous? It took way less than time than I was expecting since the card focuses on the beautiful foiled holiday paper that came out this year. But enough gushing, let’s get down to how it was made.
The card base is top-folding 4-14″ x 5-1/2″ using Basic Black cardstock. Next is a mat of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ to leave a thin border of black to balance all the glitz. Next I cut a length of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and wrapped it around the center of the mat, securing to the back using Fast Fuse. On top of this came a layer of Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon wrapped around the mat and secured with Fast Fuse. This was adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Love how it helped break up the busy patterned paper.
Then I cut a piece of Champagne Foil measuring 2-3/4″ x 4″ using a stitched rectangle die and embossed it with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. Love how embossing the foil gave it added dimension and interest. This was popped up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set using Versamark, covered it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool. The oval was die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot. It looked great, but needed a little extra to help it “marry” with the foil layer so I rolled the edges of the oval across my Versamark pad, dipped it into the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and again heat set it. I did this twice for a thicker layer and it was well worth the effort. Gorgeous! This was popped up on the foil panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The finishing touch was the addition of the gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.
And there you have it! It probably took me less than 30 minutes to make the card so is great if you need a last minute wedding card.
I hope you enjoyed this card and will give it a try. If you need any help with it just pop a comment below. You can order the materials by clicking on the Shop Now button in the upper right corner.
Now to continue the fabulous hop, click on the Next blog button below or the Previous blog button if you started with me. You can also click on any of the links in the list to go to a specific person’s blog post. Ta for now!
- Karen Finkle
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Julie Johnston
- Mary Deatherage
- Sue Prather
- Linda Richenberg
- Jari Francis
- Jackie Trimble
- Amy Koenders