I just love to send Valentine Cards, and this year I’ve made and sent well over a dozen. As you might imagine, the two cards I’m sharing today are cards I made at least a week ago so they could get in the mail in time to arrive on February 14th. But I waited until Valentine’s Day itself to share them here just because I wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day right here on my blog!
Both of today’s cards are made using the same Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies. And besides the different colors of cardstock and ink, the only big difference is in the technique that I used for showing off the gorgeous detailed heart from the Thinlits set.
For the top card, I cut the heart using Wild Wasabi Cardstock, and adhered it to the Whisper White Cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue – just a dot under a few leaves around the edge, the flowers and a few other places in the middle. Then I stamped the flowers in the stamp set using Berry Burst Ink and cut them using the dies in the Thinlit set. I applied those using Mini Glue Dots, and added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the center of each flower as an embellishment.
For the bottom card, I centered the heart left to right on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and die cut it using the Thinlits die. Then I took the piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhered it to the Marina Mist Cardstock. Once I had the heart all cleaned up by getting the cardstock brushed out of the openings, I applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue as I did in the first card and carefully replaced the heart inside of the area from which it had originally been cut. This makes such a lovely card front! While I could have die-cut some white flowers and placed them over the flower areas in the heart, I chose just to add some Marina Mist Enamel Shape circles.
While these are meant to be Valentine Cards, with different sentiments (including the one in the bottom card) these could be cards for any occasion. Right away I can see their use for weddings and anniversaries. But they could also be used for Get Well, Sympathy, or just generally a “Hi, Thinking of You” card.
I hope you’ll remember this stamp set when you have a reason to make a card that says, “love” of any kind at least for the rest of this season. I do hope that these sets make it into the next Stampin’ Up! catalog, but one never knows. Here are the links to products I’ve featured in this blog post. Just click on any of them to go to my personal Stampin’ Up! website to learn more about them and even buy them online, any time 24/7.