Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentines Cards

So I've started to work on some Valentine's cards, just playing around and have come up with a few.  These first two used printed card stock by Recollections (Michael's) mounted on red on the left and pink on the right.  For the card on the left I used my Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder on the patterned paper before mounting it on the red paper and ultimately on white card stock as my background.  I cut a small heart, also embossed it with the hearts folder used above, and stamped it You & Me and added some pink pearls to give it some bling.  For the one on the right I used my Tim Holtz rosette die and cut the rosette out of a pretty pink glittered paper scrap from the My Minds Eye paper stack.  I added a couple of jeweled hearts one of which had an arrow through it and some other bling.  I also added the matching jeweled arrow heart in the inside next to the stamped sentiment.

This next card I was trying a different color from the standard pink/red theme usually associated with Valentine's Day.  I layered on top the same patterned paper used above, added a text block on the front with some white pearls and a glittery pink ribbon along the edge.

For this last card I used my Sizzix Texturz plates, the Retro Hearts one and embossed a piece of white card stock.  After cutting it down to the size I wanted I mounted it on pink card stock, I used the Colorbox Cranberry ink pad which looks somewhere between red and pink when sponged onto the raised hearts.  I then used some pink ribbon from my stash that's printed with the words I Love You and hearts.  On the tag (Cuttlebug tags die) I stamped You Complete Me from the My Creative Time, "Turn That Frown Upside Down" set of stamps.  I love her stamps, they are small and petite and you can fit them in small spaces on your projects.  A touch of bling on the bottom of the sentiment tag and we are good to go!

That's it for now!  Imagine, Create, Enjoy!

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