Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Valentines Day---Late!

Happy Valentines Day, a few days late.  OK, I had this blog entry almost ready to post for you, and somehow forget I had not completed it and set it to show up.  So, it's late.  But I like this card so much I still want to share it with you.   I hope each of you had a wonderful Valentines with your "sweetie."  My husband and I are pretty low-key, so we ran out for a pizza to avoid all the crowds in upscale restaurants.  We'll do a nice meal later.... Later I'll share the card I made for my hubby, but today I want to share the one below.

 I made for some of my other "valentines"--my sisters, and one for friend Holly. They always enjoy my cards, so I try to make them special ones for each occasion.    

Recently I saw a card I liked with two sizes of stars cut out.  I now cannot locate that sample picture I saved, but it did not have the artist name on it.  Anyway, I got to thinking, if stars were nice (it was a congratulations graduation card), how about hearts for Valentines.

I made the card from Real Red cardstock and layered it with a printed designer paper.  I cut a piece of Pink Pirouette with heart shapes.  The trick on this one is to use 3 sizes of hearts dies.  I cut 3 hearts from both sides of the Pink Pirouette--the larger two sizes.  I cut one of the largest size and two of the middle-size heart die.  Then I cut 3 hearts using the two smaller hearts from Real Red cardstock.  These I put on the card using dimensionals.  I did sponge red ink around the cut-outs on the Pink Pirouette and around the hearts.  This give the card more depth.

I think one added little feature that makes the hearts pop are the little pearl jewels I added to each heart.

On this card, I added "be my valentine" at the bottom.  I also sponged red around it.
Here is the inside of this card.  I used a scrap of the front designer paper to tie the inside to the front, and added another little heart which I punched out.
Here is the same card using some Stampin' Up! designer paper.  On this one, I stamped the sentiment, "Just for you" so that the card can be used for other occasions, not just for Valentines.
I hope this card has inspired you.  It is still February, after all!!  Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles, Laura

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