Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner. Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my card creation with you today!
This year for my Valentine’s Day cards, I chose the Lots of Heart Bundle, along with the Love You Always Foil Sheets, Love You Always Specialty DSP, and the True Love DSP! For me, the Lots of Heart Bundle is perfect for sending those “non-romantic” Valentine’s Day cards to family and friends, which I do every year! For today’s card, I chose to use the Oh So Ombre 6” x 6” DSP (which you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase) along with the Love You Always Foil Sheets. I will also show you a couple of different variations for the card front and inside to give you some additional inspiration!
The base layer is this design from the Oh So Ombre DSP, in Blackberry Bliss, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” (horizontal), and is embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I first trimmed ¾” along the side, turned the DSP to the 6” side, and trimmed 2” off from the lightest end of the ombre. This will give you 4” x 5 ¼”, 2” x 5 ¼”, and ¾” x 6” pieces of DSP:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Stamp the sentiment from Lots of Heart on Sahara Sand cardstock in Blackberry Bliss ink and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.
2. Use the Classic Label Punch to punch out another piece in Blackberry Bliss cardstock and cut in half. This will be adhered to the back of the punched-out sentiment piece, with a little bit of each end sticking out.
3. Use the small butterfly die from the Many Hearts Dies to die-cut from the Sahara Sand Foil Sheet, placing adhesive sheet on the back before die-cutting, twice for two butterfly die-cuts.
4.Use the dotted heart die to emboss a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and then line-up the second smallest heart die to die-cut out.
5. Use the flower detailed heart die to die-cut out of Sahara Sand cardstock, placing adhesive sheet on the back before die-cutting.
6. Use the large heart die to die-cut from Rococo Rose Foil Sheet.
7. You will need two 3mm and one 4mm Pearl Basic Jewel, each colored with a Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends (not shown).
Remove the adhesive backing from the Sahara Sand die-cut to adhere to the middle of the large foil heart and use liquid glue to adhere the Blackberry Bliss cut punched pieces to each end as shown. The two 3mm colored pearls are placed in the middle of the two small flowers and the 4mm in the middle of the large flower:
The large foil die-cut heart is adhered to the embossed DSP base layer, the smaller Blackberry Bliss die-cut heart is adhered with a dimensional, the adhesive backing is removed from the foil butterflies, and the sentiment is adhered to the embossed DSP base layer, as shown:
This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” (horizontal), stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, the small heart in Blackberry Bliss ink twice, and adhere the ¾” x 6” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:
I also “dressed up” the envelop by stamping the dotted heart stamp from Lots of Heart in Sahara Sand ink two times on the envelope front and used my Stamparatus with the “hinge step technique” to stamp the line of hearts from Lots of Heart in Blackberry Bliss ink on the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP and trimming to adhere to the envelope flap:
Here are a couple more variations for the card front: the pearls are not colored or are colored with Dark Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, heat embossed the sentiment or used the Rococo Rose Foil Sheet to layer under the punched sentiment, and different sentiments for the inside:
These are such sweet cards to send out to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! I absolutely love the Love You Always Foil Sheets and the Love You Always Specialty DSP, especially the Rococo Rose! These beautiful sheets can be used for any occasion to give your cards and crafts that extra “wow” factor!
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