I can't believe this year is almost over, that means Valentine's is just around the corner. I noticed they already have the candy out in the stores. So I better get moving.
Today I have my first Valentine card inspired by the sketch from My Favorite Things. I decided to go the traditional red, white and black route, with a sprinkle of gold. I did use foils and glitter though. I think it works for masculine as well as feminine.
I have a few elements going on here. First I created a background overly from a DS image shown here:
I also widened the edges to allow me to cut the image down to size with my stitched dies.
The middle of the image has a line through it so that is covered by my sentiment strip. My fishtail strip is from a modified image in DS, also.
The letters are cut in DS with the font "Impact", which I sized about 1.75", this was about the size of the heart die I was using. I cut 4 layers, 3 in black card stock and 1 in black glitter card stock.
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps, Thoughtful Messages. I stamped it in Versamark and used WoW Rich Gold Fine Detail embossing powder. I applied this with foam tape (AMZ).
I had some foiled red hearts card stock in my stash which I probably picked up ay Michael's when they have a sale.
The arrow came from the MFT Die-Namics Tag Builder Blueprints Set #5. I cut the arrow in half and then placed it behind the red heart. These stitched heart dies I picked up cheap on Amazon. You have a long wait, but for the price you can't beat it.
I liked the first one so much I made a second. This one is for an anniversary or wedding.
I used an embossing folder on the white layer, then cut the letters from the same silver as the background layer. I used a diamond ring as the "o", instead of the heart. The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs, Wealth of Wishes and embossed i Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder.
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Thanks for stopping by and here's wishing you a prosperous and happy New Year!