Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Valentine's Card

I know Valentine's Day was a week or so ago so maybe I'm a little late... I think we are all used to that with me. I'm a procrastinator and a perfectionist, so it's a wonder I can get ANYTHING done at all.

This card was really simple to make but I think looks so effective.
It's a tri-fold card that was pre-die cut with the heart (The outer heart). I sketched a cutting line inside the die-cut heart then cut the strip off to give me a smaller heart. I added a zebra stripe insert which I sealed inside the card, folding the front flap over so no one could see my handy work. I then adhered the shrunk heart into to centred of the die cut hole.
For anyone who is not a card-maker or scrapper, this just shows you that you can make something that is handmade that looks great without having much more than a pair of scissors.
This is tent-fold card (folded on the top instead of the side). On top of the card base I have layered a piece of white cardstock which I distressed the outer edge with Brilliance Ink - Red Rocket (a favourite of mine). It doesn't show that clearly, but the distressing reaches in 1/2" - 1".
In the bottom left corner I also stamped a flower stem in a dark forest green ink.
I then layered a thick white vellum which I had run though my Cuttlebug machine to dry emboss.
I finished the front of the card with a simple white paper flower and bling flower.
Inside the card I adhered an insert of white cardstock onto which I hand wrote the sentiment "You set my heart all a flutter!"


Lainie said...

Thanks for the compliment and for visiting my blog Paula. I'm loving your sketch book!

ScrapFX said...

Thank you Lainie. I really enjoyed doing the Sketch Book, it was something different for me in so many way. And I loved being able to do so much experimenting as well LOL. Might have to try some of the techniques in my personal scrapping and for some classes.