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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Continuing my theme of using nontraditional colors for valentines, I made this one for my husband with a new Close to My Heart paper pack, Ivy Lane.  Of course the love of my life deserves something special, so I used this tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers to make a three dimensional card.

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the flower ((page 69) and hearts (page 26) and the Artiste cartridge to cut the leaves (page 54).  I sponged all the edges except those of the flower and card base with Smokey Plum.  I love the small sparkle flourish and am so happy to see that they are now available in black (even if I didn't use them here).  Just to make sure there was enough sparkle, because you can't have too much, I put one in the middle of the flower and some bitty sparkles down the side panels.  The inside was as much fun to do as the outside.

Did I mention that the theme of this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is "Hearts Galore?"  You know that I will be entering this card in it!  Thank you for stopping by.  Now please head on over to see more hearts.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Ivy Lane with Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, White Daisy and Bamboo cardstock
Ink:  Smokey Plum
Stamps:  Scandinavian Wishes (retired), Happy Valentine's (retired)
Embellishments:  Small Sparkle Flourishes, Bitty Sparkles, Clear Sparkle
Other:  Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cartridge

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful card! I love how you used the Ivy Lane papers in this wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing! I would love to have you visit my blog: http://karenscreatingwithpaperworld.blogspot.com/ and see what I have been up to. Thanks again.