Saturday, 9 February 2013

Valentines Card

Hi all,

Two posts in two days, that must be some sort of record for me!

Today I am sharing the Valentines card I made for my partner last year. I haven't been well enough to make this years yet!

I started by cutting out the kissing squirrels using my Cricut and the Give a Hoot cartridge. I then adhered all the layers together. I cut a large heart out of red cardstock using my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I ran the heart through my Cuttlebug in the D'vine Swirls embossing folder. I swiped Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink over the embossed surface to highlight the swirls. I adhered the kissing squirrels to the heart to finish off my focal image.
For my background I used my Cricut to cut a piece of black cardstock using the Elegant Edges cartridge. I matted it to my red card base and used my Sakura Clear Star pen to highlight the hearts.
I die cut two JustRite custom Spellbinders tags from fuchsia cardstock and stamped two of the sentiments from the Waltzing Mouse Sweethearts stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I inked the edges of the tags using Memento Ladybug Red ink. I adhered my focal image and sentiments to the card front using foam dimentionals. 
I decided afterwards that it looked a bit plain and I thought it needed more sparkle. In order to make the glittery hearts I adhered some double sided tape to fuchsia and red cardstock and then punched out hearts in two sizes. I peeled away the backing from the tape and dipped the hearts into Tourmaline and Garnet Martha Stewart Glitters. I tried to place the punched hearts randomly while still maintaining the balance of the card.
Finally I die cut a small JustRite custom Spellbinders tag so I could put my partners name on it using black peel offs. I used silver thread to attach the tag to the top of the card, I just slipped it through one of the hearts and underneath the black cardstock. The adhesive that was sticking my black mat down held it in place. I finished off by adding red rhinestones in several places.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed my card today!

Until next time,
Lucy x

Supplies: Inspire Me paper, Cricut Paper, Cricut, Give a Hoot cartridge, Elegant Edges cartridge, Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, Mememto Rhubarb Stalk and Ladybug Red ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Martha Stewart Glitter, Waltzing Mouse Sweethearts stamp set, Heart punch in two sizes, Silver thread, Black peel offs, Sakura Clear Star pen, JustRite custom Spellbinders, Tombow Mono adhesive and Annabelle Stamps sprinkles.