Do you have Valentine's Day on your mind? There is something about a craft table spilling over with pink and red this time of year that put a smile on my face. Today Leslie and I are sharing a few cards that embrace the theme of love.
First up, Leslie created two cards full of beautiful layers and a great way to use Lily Bee's cardstock stickers.
To create the heart embellishment she stacked punched hearts, folding and gluing each
one down the center. Once they dried, she fanned
them out to add dimension. Using the same color, yet different patterns, really
sets off the effect.
Supplies: Persnickity (Index Journaling Cards, ABC Stickers), Christmas Cheer (Frosty Paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Mixed Stickers, ABC Stickers)
Leslie's second card is just as amazing. She loves hearts and finds ways to use them. For these “love” cards, she wanted to use hearts and colors you wouldn’t always see on a “Valentine” card. So from little to big, red to multi-colored she incorporated hearts in such a creative way.
Supplies: Pinwheel (Cartwheels Paper, Lime Rickey Paper), Persnickity (Clear Stamps, Index Journaling Cards, Mixed Stickers, 6x6 Tiny Tablet), Autumn Spice (ABC Stickers)
To create the heart shape on this card, simply freehand cut from paper and cover in strips of Lily Bee paper from a variety of collections. As I was flipping through papers I pulled out paper that had pink in it. Once the heart is stitched, I backed it with cardstock and hand cut a scallop border around it. Inked the edges a bit to allow it to stand out and backed with foam adhesive. Stamp a few pennants, hearts and doilies and assembled to create a banner using pink wire.
This card also features hand cut elements in creating the flower stem, leaves and petals. By cutting circle shapes in a variety of sizes, fold each petal four times, ink each crease light to bring out each fold and adhere layers using foam adhesive and/or craft glue. Use the same technique to create the leaves.
Supplies: Victoria Park (Raspberry - paper, bag of bits), Persnickety (clear stamps),Christmas Cheer (Figgy Pudding - paper, Mrs. Claus - paper)
Thank you for stopping in today! Enjoy creating a little something special in the name of "LOVE" today.