Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A Heartfelt Valentine

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   When my boss suggested that our work group hold a virtual morale building activity and she suggested that we could make Valentine's Day cards, I was so thrilled to help my teammates create their first hand-made card! I wanted the design to be easy so that even a beginner could make it. But you know what? That's what I love about making my own cards--they look beautiful, but they're so easy to make! My teammates all enjoyed their card making session and some of them quipped that it brought them back to their kindergarten days because the only skills they needed was the ability to use a glue stick and a pair of scissors. Here's the card we made together.

I started with a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic White Card Stock mat. Onto that I adhered a 3" by 3-1/2" floral piece of the True Love Designer Series Paper. I adhered a 1" by 3-1/2" striped piece of this DSP to either side of the floral piece and then one down the center. I adhered this to a 4" by 5-1/4" Basic Black Card Stock mat.

I wrapped a length of Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon around this before adhering everything to a Real Red Card Stock card base.

Next, I stamped a the heart with the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment from the "Heartfelt" stamp set in Real Red Ink onto Basic White Card Stock. Before the ink dried, I quickly sprinkled on some Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Tool. I punched this out with one of the Heart Punch Pack punches. I stamped the lacy heart image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Basic White and punched it out with the scalloped heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack. I punched one scalloped heart from Basic Black Card Stock and one from Vellum Card Stock. I punched a Real Red Card Stock heart, as well.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the stamped heart to the stamped scallop heart and then onto the card front. I adhered the Real Red heart directly to the velum piece and I adhered the black heart and the red/vellum heart to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the arrow in Tuxedo Black onto Basic White and fussy cut it with my Paper Snips. I adhered the pointed end and the feather end to the card using Mini Black Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish the card I added three red Resin Hearts. Isn't that a sweet card? Come back tomorrow for another Valentine!

Stay healthy! Stay safe!

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