Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine Countdown: Day 5

20080204_FallingHearts_Valentine Inspiration
Here’s a card you could make for anyone on your list for Valentine’s day.  It keeps the hearts theme going, but not with a “little girl” feeling of the last 2 cards.  The Cuttlebug is great for quick embossed mats, and I really couldn’t get by without my rotary cutter with different blades.  For this card, the image mat is cut with the Deckle blade (it’s my favorite)!
NOTE (2/6) - I received a message from another stamper that she posted an almost identical card on Splitcoast last month. I didn't see it when I was working on mine, but her creation is really beautiful - take a look:;ppuser=89160
CARDSTOCK: Base: Whisper White (SU!); Embossed Mat: Regal Rose (SU!); Image Mat: Rose Red (SU!); Image: Whisper White (SU!)
STAMPS: Holidays and Wishes (SU!)
INK: Rose Red (SU!)
ACCESSORIES: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Embossing Folder – Stylized Flowers (Provo Craft),  pink heart brad (unknown), Rotary trimmer (Fiskars), straight and deckle blades (Fiskars), ATG with ¼” adhesive (Scotch), deep rose ribbon (Ribbon Retreat), 1/8” hole punch (Fiskars)
BASE CARD:  Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 5 1/2” x 11, and score it in the middle at 5 1/2”.
EMBOSSED MATS: Cut a rose layer measuring 5 1/4” by 4”.  Place the paper in the embossing folder, and run it once through the Cuttlebug.
IMAGE MAT: Cut a deep rose rectangle with the deckle blade on the rotary cutter.  This rectangle measures 2 1/2” by 2 3/4”.
IMAGE: Stamp the falling hearts on white paper, and trim it to 2 1/4” by 2 1/2”.
ASSEMBLY: Fold the base card on the scored line; this card opens vertically – the scored fold goes at the top of the card. 
Then adhere the pink mat to the lower portion of the front of the card.   followed by the patterned paper. 
The ribbon is added in 2 pieces: Cut a short piece (3”) and lay it vertically on the card.  Mount a 5 1/4” piece of ribbon ribbon across the middle of the card horizontally, across the small piece of ribbon, forming a cross.  Then tie the small piece in a knot and pull it tight. 
Mount the mat and image to the left of the knot.
Punch three holes in a row, and add the brads.  (Hint: use small plastic canvas normally used for needlepoint as a template to mark the three holes in a nice straight row – then punch the holes!)
Thanks for stopping by & be sure to check back each day for a new Valentine!


Anonymous said...

i love this card! this is one of my favorites so far! not too mushy so if you wanted to give to a guy it is ok but also perfect for a girl!

Marisa said...

Nice case of my card...

ThreeSmartGuys said...

I think that this one is my favorite so far.......while I am thinking about it after you do the valentines cards you should do a card in honor of Pat Summit's 1000 win.....go Vols.

Belle said...

This card is very pretty. The framed group of hearts makes me think of a beautiful flock of birds! The textures are especially nice. Great valentine card!

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