I'm late posting Valentine's cards - I made 3 special cards this year (not my usually stack!) - so you will see 3 extra posts this week! I'm starting today with the card I made for my DH, Joe. He's a dancer (West Coast Swing), so I always like to make cards with a dance or music theme. This one was fun - and I really like the black sparkle embossing powder from Sweet Stamps for the dancers image.
Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"
|Because of You (Gina K)|
|Happy Valentine's Day (Stampendous)|
|Border Builders (SU!)|
|Baja Breeze||7" x 10" scored at 5", and |
4"x 4", and
3" x 5" (2 pieces), and
3" x 3"
|All Dressed Up stack (DCWV)||4 7/8" x 6 7/8" (2 pieces)|
|Memento Tuxedo Black|
|Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Fancy Tags 2 Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)|
|Nestabling (Want 2 Scrap)|
|Heart charms (unknown)|
|Sew Easy Fancy Floss (We R Memory Keepers)|
|Black Sparkle embossing powder (Sweet Stamps)|
|Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)|
BASE CARD and MAT LAYER
Cut a piece of blue card stock measuring 7" x 10", score it at 5", and fold. Cut the designer paper so that the swirl pattern is in one corner, and the piece measures 4 7/8" x 6 7/8". Mount this on the card front with the swirls in the lower right corner.
Tie pieces of the sparkly floss to each heart charm. Use a glue dot to hold the heart charm where you want it on the card, and tape the top of the string to the card. Make sure the top of the string will be under the heart when you mount it on the card.
Stamp the dancer image with Versamark ink on white card stock. Heat emboss with black sparkle embossing powder. Trim the image with a narrow margin around the edges. Cut/emboss a medium scalloped heart from blue paper, adhere a matching Nestabling heart sticker. Mount over the strings of the heart charms, using foam squares. Mount the trimmed dancers image over the heart center using foam squares.
Cut/emboss a fancy tag from the same blue card stock. Stamp the sentiment in black ink in the center of the tag. Adhere a matching Nestabling sticker, and mount in the lower center of the card front.
On the inside, cut and mount the same mat layer as you did on the front, except now put the swirls in the upper left corner. Cut/emboss a smaller scalloped heart, and stamp the sentiment in black ink on the heart. Because my sentiment fit better by placing it on the right of the heart instead of centered, I stamped some tiny hearts with blue ink that matches the card stock. Mount this on the upper right of the card inside. Cut and emboss a matching tag and mount at the bottom of the inside - it doesn't give you a lot of space to write much more than "I love you", but I think that's all you need!
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