Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine Countdown: Day 2

Many of my designs are simple – one or two colors, and simple embellishments.  This Valentine uses black and white to play up the rich violet color of the cardstock and ribbon.  The embossing on the heart gives the card some texture and warmth.  This one is a good candidate if you need to make a number of cards and can make them all the same!
CARDSTOCK: Base: Purely Pomegranate (SU!) 4¼” x 11 - scored at 5½"; Lace layer: Whisper White (SU!) 5½" x 2"; Image layer: Basic Black (SU!)
STAMPS: Always (SU!)
INK: Versamark Watermark Ink (Tsukineko)
ACCESSORIES: Heart border punch (Fiskars), Detail White embossing powder (Stampendous), Heat Gun, Deep rose grosgrain ribbon (Ribbon Retreat), Black grosgrain ribbon (Ribbon Retreat), Glue Dots (Zots), Foam tape (3M), ATG with ¼” adhesive (Scotch)
LACE BORDER: Punch one edge of the white strip of paper with the heart border punch, and mount it to the middle of the card.
HEART IMAGE: Stamp the heart on the black paper with the VersaMark ink.  Cover the stamped image with the white embossing powder, then tip all of the excess powder off the image.  Heat the image with the heat gun just until it appears smooth.  Trim the image, leaving a narrow border around the heart.
ASSEMBLY: Fold the base card on the scored line, and mount the white lace layer across the middle of the card horizontally.  Then adhere the black ribbon across the white layer.  Mount the heart with foam tape, and add the knotted rose ribbon with a glue dot.  Trim the ends of the knotted ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by & be sure to check back each day for a new Valentine!


ThreeSmartGuys said...

I really like the lace. Very nice card.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Lisa,

Love this heart card, and I normally don't like hearts. Your design sense is really appealing and tasteful without being gushy. It's artistic. Thanks!


hlm said...

Wow! This one is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Anonymous said...

very simple, but elegant. i love this card. it is so nice. you could give this card to a guy.

Cooper Slay said...


You are so talented! Everything that you do is great.

Belle said...

The color scheme makes the design especially outstanding.

EzySetup said...

I agree with anonymous, even appropriate for a guy. Very nice.

a simple offering said...

love this. black, red and white-very crisp and bold but has a warm touch.

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