I am thrilled to be a part of the Growing in Unity blog hop! For this hop, I decided to go with a heart theme. I mean, it is time to start working on valentines, right?
For my first card, I used the kit “Wooden Heart.” I love the pretty sentiments and adorable wooden heart image. I thought this rustic image worked well for a masculine card.
I started by stamping the solid heart image twice in Concord and 9th’s Dove ink. Then I stamped the wooden heart in Concord and 9th’s Mushroom ink. The main sentiment was stamped with GinaK Cherry Red ink. The “xoxo” was stamped in Mushroom ink and then cut out and placed in the card. I cut the whole panel with a stitched rectangle and placed on some fun plaid paper. This card would be an easy card to mass produce for all of your valentines.
I made a card similar to this layout a few years ago, so I thought I’d make another one. I really like the plaid paper mixed with the stamped text background. I stamped the Giving it all Meaning background in Momento Tuxedo black ink and die cut with a stitched rectangle. Next, I die cut a large, wonky stitched heart. To create my design, I trimmed off part of the heart so it would line up with the edge of my background. I then stamped the sentiment from the November 2017 kotm and and heat embossed it with Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder. To finish my card, I layered everything and adhered it all to my top folding A2 card base. I also think this card would be easily mass produced.
This card is my favorite! I love the sentiment from the …so very grateful stamp set. Dont you think the font is so pretty?
To begin, I die cut a stitched rectangle and stamped the sentiment in Momento Tuxedo black ink. I then stamped the heart image from the November 2017 kotm. Next, I stamped the heart on GinaK masking magic and cut it out. I placed my mask over the heart and decided to stencil the rays surrounding the heart. I blended Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Ink to create the rays. I popped off the mask and then adhered my panel to some heart, patterned paper and then my side folding, A2 card base. Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to the heart to give my card some dimension and shine.
I hope my heart themed cards inspired you to get started on your Valentine cards. I’m excited to mail these out to my friends 🖤
Hope you will hop along with us today!
Shannon – https://olasmoon.blogspot.com/
Michelle – https://annemichellecreates.com/
Jennifer – https://jhammond0128.wixsite.com/