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You’re My Gal

Hello and welcome back. The Hugs Release is now available from Simon Says Stamp and my cards today feature one of the new stamp sets, “You’re My Gal.” It is such a fun set, especially for making cards for your gal pals!

I wanted to make a quick Valentine and this set makes it super easy. To create this, I die cut a white panel with one of my stitched, rectangle nesting dies. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the You’re My Gal stamp set with Moment Tuxedo Black Ink. Then, I die cut a little envelope and a little heart. I adhered the envelope above the sentiment and then added the heart. Lastly, I adhered the white panel to an A2 top folding card base. Easy peasy!

To start my card, I stamped the little envelope image from the stamp set in GinaK Soft Stone Ink to create my own patterned paper. Next, I stamped “Hey Girl” in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide. I set the ink by drying it with my heat tool. Then, I stamped it again (using my MISTI) in clear embossing ink. I sprinkled Picked Raspberry Distress Embossing Glaze over it and heat embossed it. I love that you can still see the background through the sentiment. Next, I stamped the smaller sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I decided to add a few small hearts. I made those by inking and embossing a piece of paper to match the sentiment. I die cut the heart and added them to the card. Lastly, I adhered the panel to an A2, side folded card base that I made from Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.

This one is my favorite! To create the background, I misted a panel of Canson Watercolor paper with water and then sprayed it with Tart Cranberry Mica Stain. I set that panel aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card elements. Next, I used the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts die to cut out the grey heart pattern. I adhered it to the red panel and kept one of the little hearts in place. I added red Wink of Stella to that small heart to give it some sparkle. Then, I cut a 1″ x 5″ piece of vellum. I used my Rabbit Hole Cottontail Embossing Tool and then stamped the sentiment in embossing ink. I sprinkled Ranger Black Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. Next, I figured out where I wanted the sentiment and then folded the excess vellum around the back of the red panel and adhered it on the back. Lastly, I adhered the red panel to a white, A2 top-folding card base. I love how this card turned out!

Which card is your favorite?

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