Wednesday, January 20, 2021

love...

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Rosemary here with another card perfect for Valentine's day.  I had planned on making at least one more Valentine's day card here on the blog, but not until the beginning of February.  But then I saw this video by Jennifer McGuire and decided to give the techniques she shared a try.  I failed with part of the technique, but had success with the other part.   I used the Grande Greetings Love die, as well as the new Stitched Dot Heart Background dies and a sentiment from Happy Hearts.


If you watch the video you will see that Jennifer uses lots of sentiment stamps to create a background.  Now there are lots of sentiments in the Happy Hearts stamp set and I did try creating a background, but I didn't like how it turned out.  Even though I didn't like my background I continued on with the other technique and completed the card.  I still didn't like the card so I created the one you see above minus the stamping technique.   Because I still wanted a nice backgound I decided to go with patterned paper.  I still have a few sheets of a pretty Valentine paper from Echo Park and used one sheet to cut the front panel and the heart from that panel, as well as the front of my card base.  If you watch the video you will see that after she stamped the front of the card base she die cut a window and then used a smaller die cut and a large word die to span the opening.  This makes it look like the center die cut is floating and gives the word die something to adhere to.  I really like this technique and want to use it again with the Grande Greetings hello die in the future.    After die cutting my heart window into the patterned paper and card front I adhered the panel to the card front.  The Grande Greetings love was die cut from some light pink glitter cardstock that matched the patterned paper perfectly.  I was worried that the word would get lost, but I love how things turned out.  I die cut a piece of white cardstock with the Stitched Dot rectangle die for the interior of the card and adhered that.  Since I had the large patterned paper heart I die cut the smaller one from that to float behind the word and adhered those together and in the opening.  I used the large red heart that I had on the inside of the card.  Jennifer shows a technique for getting everything perfectly aligned in the video as well.  I then finished off the interior of the card with additional die cut hearts.  One in white for the sentiment and two more hearts for the floating heart.  


Despite the little setback I had with the first card I'm glad that I moved forward to complete it and then create this second card.  I absolutely love how it turned out!   I learned something and will give the background stamping technique another try in the future.

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4 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

I think what you have done is stunning. I Love every part of it.
Faith x

Greta said...

WOW! Glad you kept going as your first card is so beautiful with that great printed paper background! Love the font of the love die cut! Maybe I need to watch that video! The second card is wonderful, too!

Lisa Elton said...

I see no failure here, Rosemary! This is a pretty Valentine!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful Valentine, Rosemary - love the floating hearts design!!