Have you tried our new Blending Brushes yet? I love them, they are super soft and make making beautifully blended backgrounds much easier than using sponges as they leave no lines.
For this card I’ve used the Detailed Hearts Die as a stencil instead of a die. I first used the brushes to blend a layer of Flirty Flamingo all over the card. I then place over the die, held in palce with washi tape and used the brushes with Real Red, making the blending darker down the centre of the card. I love the effect this has created.
I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day from the Heart to Heart stamp set onto a label cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I added a little touch of the Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon to the edge of the label and finished the card off with some of the little Real Red Resin hearts from the Snail Mail Suite.
I love the new Detailed Heart Die and have seensome gorgeous cards made with it, check out Pintrest if you don’t believe me! Today I’m sharing three cards I’ve made using the inlay technique where you add some of the die-cut off cuts back into the orginal die cut. I love doing this as I find it very calming and thearputic, something which is much needed in this household at this time of year.
This first card was very quick to put together using a Merry Merlot card base and a single Gold Foil die cut of the Deatiled Hearts Die, I left this one I’m empty so you can see what a great die this is all on its own. I simple greeting from the Heart to Heart stamp set stamped in Merry Merlot and punched out with the Story Label Punch and the card is done.
For the second card I used Very Vanilla as a card base and added Pretty Peacock into the colour scheme also. I used Gold Foil again to cut my main die image but also cut a one from Merry Merlot and Pretty Peacock. I then inlaid some of the left over heart back into their slots on the gold foil outline. I’ve used some old Multipurpose adhesive sheets to stick my die cuts down, this makes the techinque nice and clean as your basically just playing with stickers.
For my final card today I used Very Vanilla as a card base again but used Merry Merlot as my outline die colour. I then filled in every heart space with either Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacok or Gold Foil. I love how this card turned out, I think adding Pretty Peacock into the mix has made the card elegant and suitable to give to anyone.
Hope this has inspired you to pull out the Detailed Hearts Die and have a play.
I’m getting all loved up with the Forever Lovely stamp set today and sharing with you two Valentine’s cards which I’ve made.
I chose a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick which are all colours from the coordinating All My Love DSP.
Firstly I took out my Big shot and cut out seven of the 3cm squares in whisper white and then seven scalloped squares in Lovely Lipstick. I stamped hearts in Flirty Flamingo on each white square and glued them to the scalloped squares.
For the first card I stamped a boarder of hearts down the left hand side of the card with Crumb Cake ink. I then added three of my squares at jaunty angles down the boarder and finished the card off with a greeting at the bottom.
For the second card I stamped the Crumb Cake hearts in opposite corners and then arranged four of the squares in a grid pattern in the centre of the card. I finished the card off with a sentiment running across the middle of the grid.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s two Valentine’s cards and pop back tomorrow to see what else I have created with the Forever Lovely stamp set.
This little project was actually inspired by my husband, he has often joked about us not buying gifts but making promises and requests to each other. His favourite request being a home cooked roast lamb dinner, this happens very rarely as I hate the smell of cooking lamb.
Anyway I decided to produce something I could write these little promises on as a gift for Valentine’s Day. This little pouch was very quick to make and could be embellished any way you like. Continue reading “Sealed With Love, Love Notes Pouch”