Welcome back to my blog! Are you staying warm? It is cold, cold, cold here in my town! This morning it was -2 degrees, with about -20 degrees wind chill. Needless to say my dog and I went for much shorter walks today than normal! It's time to focus on some cute projects using some great products to celebrate love from Stampin' Up. That will warm us up, right? I have two cards to share today. The first was inspired by a sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog. I missed posting it in time for the contest, but I still enjoyed designing with the sketch.
And, here is the card I made. I started by using the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die on the three colors of Core'dinations Card Stock from the Spring Mini: Pool Party, Primrose Petals and Real Red. Then, I sanded the paper to let the embossed designs show through. I put all of these hearts in a vellum pocket (just two pieces of 3"x4" vellum stitched together on 3 sides at first, and then stitched the fourth side shut. I added some white baker's twine which I tied some thin strips of the More Amore Designer Fabric to, and then attached it to the card front with some of the Designer Series Paper adhered to the front.
Then, I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day stamp in Real Red first, then repeatedly in Basic Grey on a strip of Very Vanilla. I applied the red heart pattern from the More Amore Designer Fabric to a sheet of Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive. I trimmed the strip and a notched end, and then applied it to the card. Then, I adhered the greeting with Stampin' Dimensionals. I finished the card with some of the Pool Party buttons, one of the freebies you can get with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration! They have twine tied in them and are adhered with glue dots.
Here is my second project for today, another love or Valentines card, but one that isn't too "foofy"! This might be a good card to give the man in your life. My card base is made from the Pool Party Core'dinations card stock. I stitched a rectanglle of Vellum Card Stock to the front of the card on my sewing machine. I stamped several of the hearts from the Hearts Aflutter stamp set onto Vellum Cardstock and stacked with them hearts diecut from the More Amore Designer Series paper. Then, I stitched down the columns through two hearts in a row.
Here is a close-up of the stacked hearts. Cute, eh?
Well, that is all for today. See the supply list below. Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for another Artisan project.
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes,You Are Loved
Ink: Real Red, Pool Party, Primrose Petals
Paper: Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock, Vellum Cardstock, More Amore Designer Series paper
Accessories & Tools: Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies