You are the Sweetest
by Janet Katz
Today's your lucky day! Even though it's Friday, the 13th, I'm serving up this colorful, glittery Valentine's card. I started with the new Vintage Scalloped Heart die set. I love that this comes with 2 dies: the heart with the 'sunburst' slits in it, and the bigger scalloped heart background. I cut the heart from fine, red glitter paper, and contrasted that with a brushed gold cardstock for the scalloped shadow.
I wanted something different for the background so I turned to my trusty spray stains and created a background on watercolor paper with two blue-green colors and a brown. I heat dried the paper between color layers. For a final touch, and to tie in the brushed gold look, I spritzed my paper with gold metallic spray. I cut that piece down just a bit and matted it on the piece of brushed gold cardstock I used to cut the scalloped heart from - yay for no waste. I glued this onto an 80lb vanilla card base.
I also wanted a unique way to attach a sentiment. I decided on some metal embellishments - heart charms and tiny safety pins. I stamped the You are the Sweetest from the Colorful Life stamp set on a piece of vanilla cardstock with Versafine black ink, cut it out, and then rounded all four corners. I punched a tiny hole in the top left corner and ran the safety pin with the dangling heart on it through the hole. To tie in the red, I added 3 gems from the Christmas Fairy Jewels pack. I decided to use my trusty foam adhesive to give dimension both under the heart and under the sentiment. I did not glue down the little dangling heart, but I could because it has a flat back.
I like to send about a dozen cards for Valentine's Day. Do you send out Valentine's Day cards?
Hi Janet, I love this !! the combination of colours is beautiful and the die-cuts you have used are beautiful and perfect for Valentine's Day. I especially love your colour combination for your background paper, it is fabulous.
I don't send Valentine's cards anymore as my Husband has his Birthday on Valentine's Day so it's a Birthday card for him haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx