Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Patterns


Another Valentine – one inspired by a sketch in the Summer 2008 Take Ten magazine – a Stampington magazine that always has great samples.  They publish hundreds of cards in each issue, many made with popular stamps that lots of folks use.  I always enjoy seeing how others have used the same stamps I have on my shelf at home.

For this card, I used a mix of patterns – a lot of variety on one card – especially for me!  I found the pink/green paper with hearts and lady-bugs at Joann’s – it’s a heidi grace design.  Once I picked that paper, I dug through everything I had to find other papers that matched.  Here’s the result.





Note: finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

  Off-white textured card stock (Marco’s)

  5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; score at 4 1/4”

  Gable Green (SU!)

  5” x 5”
  2 1/2” x 5 1/2”

  Baby Girl Glittered Paper (heidi grace)   2 1/4” x 5 1/2”

  Pink hearts patterned paper (unknown)

  4” x 4”

  Whisper White (SU!)   2” x 3”


Versamark (Tsukineko); Rich Cocoa (Memento)


Always (SU!) ; Hugs & Wishes (SU!)


Eyelet Circle Nestabilities and Plain Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Grand Calibur die cut machine (Spellbinders); Clear embossing powder; heat gun; pink ribbon; Bow-Easy; Glue dots; Foam tape; Scor-Pal; Adhesive Transfer Glider 714 (Scotch); Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars); Scissors



Ink the heart image stamp with the embossing ink, then with the brown ink, and stamp it on the white cardstock.  Emboss it with clear embossing powder, and the heat gun.  Trim the image closely.

Stamp the greeting in brown on the lower right corner of the base card.


Mount the strip of green paper across the middle of the base card, and layer the patterned paper on top of the green strip.

Cut a green eyelet circle using the largest die, and emboss the shape.  Cut a circle using the plain circle from the pink hearts paper.  Mount the plain circle in the middle of the green eyelet circle, then cut it in half.  Mount a half circle at the left end of the front of the card.

Mount the heart over the edge of the circle, using foam tape for a little dimension.

Finish off with a “Bow-Easy” bow mounted with a glue dot just below the top of the heart to finish it off.

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