Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Valentine for You

St. Valentine's Day is approaching so I have been making valentines as I enter challenges. I found three challenges that ultimately influenced my card:

1. Color My Heart: Color Dare #176 - White Daisy, Black, Slate & Whisper

2. Can You Case It? #103 - Black & White - Fun or Elegant Theme

3. The Paper Players #278 - CAS Valentine

Five heart frames and one full heart (in the center) were die cut from various papers. One scalloped heart was die cut in white cardstock. Each heart frame was adhered to the white heart, popping up every other frame with craft foam and popping up the center heart. A panel of black cardstock was adhered to a panel of chevron cardstock and adhered to a white card base. The heart was adhered to the card.

I especially like the DSP that is used on the third heart from the center because of the tiny subtle hearts.

The sentiment was die cut in both foam and cardstock, adhered and popped up on the card for dimension. After adding sequins in black, white and gray, the inside of the card was decorated with two die cut hearts left over from the project.

Visit Color Dare #176, CYCI103 and PP278 to join the challenges!

Technique: Die cutting
Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Stamp Set: Stampin' Up! "Lovely Amazing You" (inside verse)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (inside verse)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
DSP: Miscellaneous pieces from my stash
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Hearts & Scalloped Hearts; Stampin' Up! Thinlits Expressions
Misc.: Craft foam, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins


  1. Awe, Melanie I love your card! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

  2. Nicely done, Melanie! I love your layers of hearts! Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!

  3. Very pretty Mel. Love all the layering and design paper patterns in your Heart and love the design paper behind the black panel...very striking. Thanks again for joining us at Color Dare and looking forward to you coming back next week for another nice color challenge.

  4. Melanie, what a beautiful Valentine! Love all the layers and the patterns! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. LOVE! Love all the patterns and layers! So very pretty!

  6. Melanie, just gorgeous, I love all your patterns and layers together. Thanks for joining us this week at CYCI!

    AJ, DT

  7. This is such a pretty card! I love the idea of the hearts with the varying sizes! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  8. I love it! Your heart die cuts and layering are just perfect. Great color scheme too! You're going to smile when you see my card today...apparently great minds think alike. ;)

  9. What an elegant monochromatic Valentine - great layering of those hearts to create interest. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  10. What a great card! Love all the layers of flowers. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  11. Melanie, love your card! Great love the different sizes of your hearts!! Thanks for joining CYCI! Laura