This is a card my girls made at the January 2019 Stamp-In Workshop. I practically begged them to give me extra special creative credit for this card. Why?
If you remember, in several posts this Holiday season, I used the following stamp. Quite a lot. It is such a great ornament, perfect for so many uses.
I just really wanted to get some more use out of it before I packed it away until next Christmas card season. I wondered how I could use it for something more timely.
A light bulb actually went on at that exact moment. I rushed into my little room where I store all my dies, knowing exactly which set I was going to use: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (page 220 of the Annual Catalog). I'd used the heart die a few times in the past, and that is what I planned on using for my Valentine.
It took some experimenting with variations of papers with the dies.
Until I was finally happy with:
So, does the design on the heart look at all familiar? Revisit the second photo in this post! Yesss!!!
My completed card showing us its best side:
I will gladly share with you how to make a card similar to this. Read on!
Whisper White cardstock
Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Beautiful Baubles stamp set (page 10 in the Holiday Catalog)
Stitched Shapes Framelits (page 220 of the Annual Catalog)
Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (page 220 of the Annual Catalog)
Small Hearts embossing folder (retired, but hopefully you hung onto yours!)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot inside the falling hearts embossing folder. Remember to orient the paper so the hearts are falling vertically. Adhere this piece to the card base.
Stamp the pretty ornament onto a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. With the heart shape from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, cut a heart from this ornament. Using Stampin' Blends, color in the solid heart portion as desired. From a 3" x 3" piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut the heart shape once again. Discard the center or keep it for another project. (My girls planned to make a card with the reverse of what we used in the workshop: the outside of the heart from cutting the stamped heart, with the solid heart just cut inside the printed frame.)
Cut a 3" circle from Whisper White with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Onto this circle, adhere the sketchy heart with the colored solid heart in the center. Use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to attach it to the embossed piece, leaving equal margins on the sides and the top.
From Rich Razzleberry cardstock, die cut the word "love" from the same die set. Using glue sparingly, adhere the word to the bottom of the card
I had meant for the girls to use the card they made as a Valentine. However, it would be perfect for other occasions, such as a wedding.