Good morning! I have been busy working on Valentine’s Day cards. I always seem to be running late when it comes to holidays, so I figured I would get a jump on Valentine’s Day!
The perfect set for Valentines Day? Stampin’ Up’s Bloomin’ Love stamp set, with coordinating Bloomin’ Heart thinlits.
I realize I have shared this bundle already, but it is one of my favorites from the new Occasions Catalog and the first one I reached for when starting my cards.
Now, I am not typically a “girlie-girl”. It is difficult for me to come up with an idea using pink, hearts, etc. I actually made one before this one, and I finished it, all proud of myself, came back to it the next day and put it away. Not happy with it at all. But I love this one! Simple, easy, and fun to make.
I die cut the floral heart out of a sheet of Love Blossoms DSP, using my magnetic and precision plates. A few rolls with the Big Shot Die Brush popped out all of those little inside pieces quickly for me.
I also die cut the flowers from Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstock, adhering them onto the heart die, and adhered some of the Pearl Basic Jewels. I have been using those pearl embellishments a ton! Need to restock soon.
The gold heart under the die cut heart is from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit. It is a heart doily, with pretty scallops around the edges. Using it as it was over powered the card a bit, so I carefully cut the scallops off of the heart, leaving just a pretty gold solid piece.
I stamped the banner on a piece of Whisper White and fussy cut it, then stamped the XOXO from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set on top.
I adhered the gold heart, then the die cut heart onto a piece of Whisper White I cut to 2 inches wide. I trimmed the end using the Triple Banner Punch.
The Gold Metallic Thread was looped around the bottom quarter of the panel of Pink Pirouette that was trimmer to 4 inches by 5.25 inches, four times and adhered in back.
I mounted the banner with the hearts onto the Pink Piroutte panel, then using dimensionals, I adhered the banner over the heart.
The completed panel was mounted onto a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, that was trimmed to 4.25 inches x 11 inches then scored at 5.5 inches to make a top folding A2 size card.
You can see what is left of the doily in the below picture
If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!
Have a great day!