Happy Valentine's Day! Sally Merla (CraftyMerla) is the featured stamper for this week on SCS. Congratulations, Sally! You have a wonderful gallery and I selected this wonderful Valentine card to case. The commonalities of our cards are a large heart as the main feature and small pink hearts around the card.
I die cut the Hero Arts swirly heart and used it as a stencil to apply three different pink inks onto a piece of white cardstock. I ensured the die cut heart was also covered with the inks. After stenciling the heart, I attached the die cut heart over the stenciling and die cut the piece with a HFC heart die. I applied glue and glitter to the heart. Although the glitter was glued to the paper, it still fell off somewhat. To prevent this, I brushed Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre' over the heart. When dried, no glitter fell off.
I dry embossed the negative white cardstock with a hearts embossing folder. I adhered microbeads to two embossed hearts and attached a few crystal hearts on other embossed hearts.
The CottageCutz "Love Phrase" die was used to die cut the sentiment, love, multiple times from pink cardstock. I adhered the layers together and attached the sentiment to the card. It is a little difficult to see the remainder of the sentiment, YOU SO MUCH, that I embossed with pink embossing powder, cut out with an ODBD die, and attached to the card.
Sallie, I hope I did justice to your wonderful Valentine card!
I am also submitted this card for today's WT727 challenge to use four-letter words. Obviously, my word is "love".
Thanks for viewing and leaving comments! They are greatly appreciated!
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 GMT Views: 1003
Registered: November 7, 2009 Location: Sacramento Posts: 33219
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 9:05 AM
What a gorgeous heart die cut and beautiful Valentine card. Beautiful details on your large heart and I like the glass beads on your smaller hearts. I really like the font of your love die cut as well.
Registered: December 30, 2017 Location: arizona Posts: 930
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 9:10 AM
SO LOVELY! i just love all the details, wonderful details that are always the key for me, so much interest to look at : ) beautiful pinks that are combined, too. a really special gift to someone. thanks for all the explanation, wow. Teresa
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Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 67198
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 10:01 AM
Thanks so much for the details on this lovely card. Great idea about securing the glitter. What caught my eye was the tiny microbeads you adhered to the hearts. It's all those details that make your cards outstanding. TFS
Registered: August 27, 2014 Location: Santa Rosa, Texas Posts: 10311
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 12:07 PM
My oh my, this scalloped die cut heart is gorgeous, and what you have done with it has made it priceless. I like all of the glimmer and shine on your card. Having the patience to adhere micro beads in pink and red to two hearts just shows how much you love this person. Someone has got to be smiling from ear to ear today. Thank you so much for participating.
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 51853
Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 6:08 PM
Do you ever look at a card and immediately know it's going to cost you money! That sparkly heart had me carefully reading your description. Everything about this is beautiful Bev, I can't stay and chat...i have some mod podge gloss lustre shopping to do my friend.
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