Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Everlasting Love Valentine

02/07/2017 Update: Artist Pick at Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #256!

My card has been made for two challenges - one a sketch and the other a color. I decided to do another Valentine so I'll have a few for my family members.
On a white card base, two panels of cardstock were adhered. On a separate panel of white cardstock, the ink pad was applied directly to the masked paper to achieve the pink color. Above, the panel was masked and dusted with an ink brush for a light touch of color.
A die was used to cut the circular design - once in the aqua color for the frame and once from the designer paper with the writing on it. The DSP was backed with foam tape and adhered. The aqua frame was inlaid and adhered directly to the panel's surface. The hearts were punched from a scrap of inked paper, adhered and decorated with Glossy Accents. The sentiment was cut from a die set and adhered with foam tape. The inside was decorated with a die cut that says, "Be My Valentine," and a few of the punched hearts.
The two challenges are:

1. Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #256

2. Color My Heart: Color Dare Challenge #228

Techniques: Direct-to-paper, die cutting, punch cutting, ink dusting, masking
Size: A2

Stampin' Up! Materials
Inks: Strawberry Slush (sub for CTMH Raspberry)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise (sub for CTMH Lagoon)
Punch: Heart from triple pack
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials
DSP: Dayspring Collection "You Are Loved"
Dies: Lawn Fawn "Be My Valentine," Avery Elle "Hugs," Memory Box "Chesapeake Circle"
Misc.: Glossy Accents, Judikins Dusting Brush


  1. I love it! Those die cuts are just perfect with your design and that sentiment is fantastic! So cute. :)

  2. Wow... wow... wow... I LOVE this... so beautiful and now I'm regretting not snagging some of that paper...lol! LOVE what you've been creating with it. Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you! Next time you're in the neighborhood, stop by and take some of the DSP. I will never use it all.

  3. Looks like your turquoise flourish die cut is and hearts are hugging the circle and the sentiment fits in so well with this design. Not to mention your background is really sharp. You could probably include this with the AHSC this week.

    1. Thanks! May add it to AHSC but have one planned for that already. Depends on time.

  4. Melanie - this is a beautiful card. I love how you interpreted the sketch. Always important to keep those family members drenched in Valentines. Thanks for sharing with the Color My Heart Color Dare.

  5. Beautiful Valentine card! I love how you used the DSP. Great take on our sketch. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  6. Such a fun card! Love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at HSS!


  7. This is one super cool valentine's day card! I love the scripty circle! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

  8. Congratulations Melanie!

    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design in our Sketch Challenge #256! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

    Please contact me for the html for your badge of grab it from our blog site post.

    Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

    Come play again!

    HSS Design Team

  9. Congrats on being a HSS pick this week Melanie! A well deserved honor, your card is fabulous! :)