Cards: Valentine’s

Valentine’s day is just a few weeks away so today we are sharing a few lovely cards with you!

First, we have a beautiful and colorful heart background card from Lisa:MySweetCard1

I loved the 12×12 Heart Pattern cut file, but wanted to use a smaller version for this card. I deleted some of the rows of hearts and reduced the overall file slightly to fit in a 5×5 square before I cut it out.  Then I used small scraps of papers from Love You More and Sycamore Lane to fill many of the hearts. I adhered the die cut to a card stock base using foam adhesive for added dimension. A few of the small tags from the Love You More Bits & Pieces finish off this simple card!

MySweetCard2Supplies: 12 x 12 Heart Pattern Cut FileLove You More Paper Collection PackSycamore Lane Paper Collection PackLove You More Bits & Pieces

Next, we have Danielle with a gorgeous card set using a stamped resist technique:watercolor embossed cards2 720withsig Thank You card detail2 - 720withsig Kiss Me card detail- 720withsig

On these two cards, I used a resist technique with heat embossing by stamping the hearts first from the January stamp set onto watercolor paper with Versamark ink, then pouring on white embossing powder over the hearts. I shook off the excess powder and heated the powder up with a heat tool. Next, I added watercolor paint over the top of the hearts with a paintbrush. The embossed hearts resist the paint, creating such a pretty look! I tried to get more of an ombre effect by starting out at the top with more saturation with the watercolor paint, then adding water to my brush as I went down the card to get a lighter color of paint. When dry, I added a few layered die cuts, wooden veneer that was painted and some twine and sequins over the top. I love layering, and this technique really gives you that look without a lot of bulkiness to your cards!

Supplies: A Bushel and a Peck Stamp Lots of Love wood veneer, Love You More – Bits & Pieces, Love You More – Lil’ Snippets: True LoveLove You More – Lil’ Snippets: Labels, Hello 2015 Stickers

And finally, I created a simple card using the love cut file:love card 0128I cut out the word ‘love’ directly on my card base, then covered each letter with a different patterned paper. I then stitched around the word with the sewing machine. This turned out a little messier than I would have liked but the more I looked at it then more I decided to just embrace the messy stitching (it adds character, don’t you think? ;)). Finally, I stamped the word you and added some little wood veneer and hand cut hearts.

love card detail 0128Supplies: January Digital Cut Files, A Bushel and a Peck Stamp, Love you More Paper Collection Pack, Lots of Love Wood Veneers

Thank you so much for these amazing cards, ladies!!

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  1. Awesome cards, ladies! I love that stitching with the patterned paper behind it, gives it that quilted look. So cute! And Lisa, the cut file with the colorful hearts is adorable. So creative to use a 12×12 cut file on a card! I would have never thought of that. 🙂

  2. These cards are all so amazing and inspiring! Wow! Love the watercolor resist technique, Danielle. I will have to try that!

  3. Kimberly says

    GORGEOUS Cards, I especially like the first one with the cut out hearts!

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  5. janetd says

    Love every single one! so creative!

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