Valentine’s Day Easel Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a beautiful Valentine’s Day card featuring the Beautifully Happy stamp set! Since flowers are big for Valentine’s Day, why not send a card with a flower image? The Beautifully Happy stamp set is a set that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying $100 (USD) product purchase and while the set also includes some great sentiments, I thought I would use the set to make a nice Valentine’s Day card as a fun alternative way to use the Beautifully Happy stamp set. Even though there is a little bit of die-cutting, dry embossing, and punching, this is an easy easel card to make. I will also show you at the end the alternative card I made using Sweet Sorbet ink and DSP from the Country Gingham 6” x 6” DSP!

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock cut a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the second from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut from this design from the Vellum Layering Designs.

2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flower outline image in Crumb Cake ink, stamp the flowers in Polished Pink ink, the large leaves in Granny Apple Green ink, and the smaller leaves in Soft Sea Foam ink. I used my Wink of Stella pen on the flowers and then used the fourth from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut out. This will be layered on the above vellum piece.

3. You will need enough Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon to tie around the above layered piece into a bow.

4. You will need enough Linen Thread to tie another bow around the ribbon bow.

5. You will need two 6mm and one 5mm Opal Rounds, not pictured.

To assemble, adhere the two die-cut layers, tie the ribbon around the layers into a bow, tie the Linen Thread around the middle of the ribbon bow into a bow, and use a glue dot to adhere the ribbon bow to the cardstock. This piece is then adhered to the embossed cardstock base layer, place the Opal Round as shown, and this is then adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”—only apply adhesive to the bottom 4” x 2 ¾” panel:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Polished Pink ink and for the “stopper”, stamp the sentiment in Polished Pink ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the small oval to punch out, and use the large, scalloped oval to punch out of Polished Pink cardstock from the Double Oval Punch. These ovals are layered together and use dimensionals to adhere along the end of the cardstock:

For the coordinating Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, stamp the small outline flower stamp in Crumb Cake ink, the petal stamp in Polished Pink ink, and the leaves and flower center in Granny Apple ink:

For my alternative card, the basics are the same, but used Whisper White cardstock, Sweet Sorbet ink, the Sweet Sorbet design from Country Gingham DSP, stamped the flower outline stamp in Soft Suede ink, and used Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, which I used a Blending Brush with Sweet Sorbet ink to “tap” the ink in places along the ribbon:

How sweet are these Valentine’s Day cards? I love how they are both unique, but similar! One tip I can pass along when using Photopolymer stamps like this, if your stamped image is blotchy (I always test first on scrap paper), I used the backside of a spoon the “push” the ink down (or away from the top), which you will see the ink pad lighten, and then ink and stamp again. I did this with the Sweet Sorbet and Polished Pink ink pads and I could have done it with the Granny Apple Green, especially using Crumb Cake ink to stamp the flower outline stamp!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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