Monday, January 29, 2018

Blue heart card without a greeting

I have been working on cards with hearts for Valentine's Day but have created a few of them in non traditional colours and without greetings to provide them more versatility.  This one features a blue heart die cut from a collaged ATC from years ago.  I layered it onto a light blue heart die cut and went looking for a way to display it.  I decided to use an embossed frame which I manually embossed from an embossing folder.  I manually embossed it because the frame is surrounded by stars which I did not want around the frame.  I trimmed the frame by hand, added a length of blue ribbon to which I tied a short piece using a single knot to simulate a bow and then mounted the double heart focal element using 3D foam tape.  I found some coordinating cardstock and embossed a background using a heart embossing folder.  I trimmed it to 4" x 5.25" and adhered it to a white card front and finished off the card by adhering my framed focal element.   Certainly suitable for a variety of occasions and does Valentine's for anyone who loves blue!!                  Therese

Fun with digital stamps and heart punchies!

Looking for inspiration for Valentine's cards I got distracted with this hexagon digital stamp (SU - Lemonade Stand).  I created several honeycomb patterns using the single hexagon in the digital set and added greetings and images from a image font (2Peas - Peas).  The fun part of using an image font is that the images are instantly colourable!!
For the first card,  I added the "much love" image and coloured it red and left the honey comb pattern in black before printing it.  I trimmed it to size (4" x 5.25") and added heart punchies in each hexagon in a variety of red colours - the dark ones are actually shiny red which adds some fun to the card.  Thinking it needed just a bit of something I did some manual embossing with a hammer around the edges and near the greeting using the Swiss Dot embossing folder (CB).  I glued this embellished layer to a red card front.  A great card for anyone on Valentine's Day!!
For the second card I added a cute little daisy image and a font birthday greeting, laser printed it and trimmed it to size.  I added three little heart punchies and watercoloured the daisy to coordinate.  Did a little manual embossing with a hammer before gluing it to a purple card front. 
Had fun with these backgrounds!!  I have two more printed so they will show up in the next little while!!                   Therese