Sunday, January 3, 2016

Love is in the air...

I know Christmas is barely behind us and the winter blahs have started to set in, but it is time to start thinking about Valentine's Day! Today's new colour challenge from Sunday Stamps is sure to have you feeling the love...check it out:

Here is my project for the Design Team, featuring some of my FAVOURITE new products from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue...

Wedding/Anniversary/Valentine's card featuring the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die and Bloomin' Love stamp set (available January 5th!!)

Isn't that die-cut heart just to (pardon the pun) die for???  It is simply gorgeous and, with the Precision Base Plate and new Die Brush, cuts like a dream. No more dryer sheets or waxed paper for this girl!  Woohoo!!  I am in love with both of these products and how much easier they make my life. That die brush is THE BOMB...where has that puppy been all my life? So many rolls of waxed paper could have been spared if that nifty little tool had come into my life sooner.
Anyhow, on to the project. To achieve the gradient of colour on the heart, I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and then sponged Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Crumb Cake before die-cutting my heart. MUCH easier than trying to sponge that delicate die-cut after the fact. I added even more yummyness by brushing the whole thing with my Wink of Stella glitter pen. Oh. My. Gorgeousness. The photo really doesn't do it justice. The entire heart just shimmers and is simply heavenly.

To make the heart pop more against the Crumb Cake background I cut a second heart from Whisper White card stock and layered it behind the sponged one, offsetting it slightly. I did the same thing with the "love" die-cut, cutting one from gold glimmer paper and then one from Whisper White card stock on which to layer it. The sentiment is from the Bloomin' Love stamp set and is stamped in Rose Red ink. I used some Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim and a few pearls by way of embellishment.

On the inside I stamped the floral heart image from the Bloomin' Love set in Blushing Bride ink. The sentiment is from the For the New Two stamp set and is stamped in Crumb Cake ink.

I am so loving this colour palette...stay tuned for more projects to get you in the mood for all things Valentine's :) In the meantime, give it a go is a sure way to beat the winter blahs.  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and post your completed card over at Sunday Stamps. 

Here are the currently available products I used on this project:

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Katie...I'm liking that effect too! Time to play with it some more :)

  2. Leena, thought one of us would use this lovely heart die,and you did a fabulous job! Love the layered look of it! Nicely done.

    1. Thanks so much Annette...I am so in love with this die!

  3. Such a sweet card!! Love your offsets and all the sparkle! And the layered stamping on the inside is my new favorite technique!!

    1. Thanks so much Shannon. I just can't seem to make a card without at least a little sparkle...even my man-cards need a little something! My hubs is getting used to it ;)


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