Thursday, January 31, 2013

You Are Loved

Stampin' Up! You Are Loved Valentine Card

Incorporating a few simple techniques gives this card some pizzazz. And while it would make a lovely Valentine card, it is also perfect any time of year to let someone know that you love them.

Although this is really just a one layer card, the Sahara Sand scalloped border along the edge gives the illusion of two layers. Create this look by trimming about 1/4" off the card front and attach the embossed strip of card stock from behind. The new Needlepoint Borders Embossing Folders work perfectly for this technique.

Embossed and cut heart shaped image with flower

The heart image from the You Are Loved stamp set looks beautiful when embossed. I took it one step further and used the emboss resist technique: Stamp the image onto Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink, followed by clear embossing powder and heat set. Then simply use Sponge Daubers to add color around the embossed areas. I used Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand, and Always Artichoke inks.

The gorgeous flower is part of the Artisan Embellishments Kit. I simply used a Paper-Piercing Tool to poke two holes for the stem to go through, before attaching the heart to a paper doily (also in the kit or available separately - Tea Lace Paper Doilies #129399).

Punched detail of sentiment

The sentiment image was created by first stamping the image onto Sahara Sand card stock using VersaMark ink and clear embossing before cropping with the Decorative Label punch. The image was stamped a second time onto Whisper White, but using Pretty in Pink and Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Markers to color the rubber stamp. The image is cropped using the Large Oval punch and popped up with Dimensionals.

Not so loved ... Most of my week has been filled with excruciating pain from a back tooth that decided to wreak havoc on me this week. After 8127653895421 ibuprofin and finally a root canal yesterday, I'm much better. Yep, it's been good times here to round out the month. I hope your week was considerably better!


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: You Are Loved (W-123777, C-123779)
Ink: VersaMark (102283), Pretty in Pink (126955), Always Artichoke (126972), Sahara Sand (126976), Pretty In Pink (100045) and Sahara Sand (Neutrals 119701) Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Pretty In Pink (100459), Sahara Sand (121043), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders (129383), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Large Oval Punch (119855), Heat Tool (129053), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Accessories: Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon (121000), Artisan Embellishments Kit (129328)

Stampin' Up! You Are Loved Stamp Set Images
You Are Loved Stamp Set © Stampin' Up!

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