Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Love You Always: Heartfelt Valentine

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   My BFF and I have been hosting a Sale-a-Bration stamp camp for almost 20 years. The last in-person stamp camp we had was in February 2019, just before the days of COVID. We bit the bullet and held our stamp camp virtually and it was a smashing success! We were really nervous because we're not the most proficient at technology--but we made it work. Our participants had a great time and they actually liked the virtual forum. Hmm...the pros were that we didn't have to worry about the weather and no one had to clean house or cook meals for the guest. The cons are the usual COVID cons--no in person interaction. Soon, though. soon.

One of the projects that I created for stamp camp was a Valentine's Day card using the "Heartfelt" stamp set from the Annual Catalog and a few items from the January to June Mini Catalog. Wanna see it? Well, OK!

I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Basic White Card Stock. I randomly stamped three different heart images from the "Heartfelt" stamp set in Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, and Memento Tuxedo Black along the right side. I adhered this to a 4" by 5-1/4" Basic Black Card Stock mat. Then I adhered a 1-1/2" by 3-3/4" strip of True Love Designer Series Paper to the left side. I wrapped a length of Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon (love that glitter!) around the card and then adhered it to a Blushing Bride Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped the lacy heart image in Tuxedo Black onto Basic White and punched it out with the scalloped heart from the Heart Punch Pack. I stamped the heart "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment in Rococo Rose and before the ink dried I sprinkled on Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Tool. I punched that out with the other heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack. I adhered the embossed heart directly to the black scalloped heart.

I stamped the arrow from the set in Tuxedo Black onto Basic White and fussy cut it with my Paper Snips. I adhered this to the card with two mini Black Dimensionals--one on the feather side and one on the pointy side. Then I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the heart assembly on top. 

I finished the card by added three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I even stamped the inside of the card! I stamped two images from the "Heartfelt" set onto a 3-3/4' by 5" Basic White Card Stock panel and then layered it onto a 4" by 5-1/4" Basic Black mat before adhering to the inside of the card.

I hope you and your sweetheart have a wonderful Valentine's Day (even if your sweetheart is your kitty)! And I'll see you back here soon with some more projects from our stamp camp! Woot!

Stay healthy! Stay safe!

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