Monday, January 30, 2017

Valentine XO

My card was inspired by a color challenge using pale pink, aqua and mint. I chose to use Valentine theme.
All of the elements were die cut. The flourish and hearts were heat embossed with clear powder to achieve the shine. All were edge-sponged and adhered to a panel of white cardstock using foam tape. The panel was dusted with a blend of the inks. The "xo" on the largest heart was die cut in two colors and adhered. The white pearls were added to finish off the card. The panel was adhered to a white card base. The interior was decorated with a word die set, "Hugs."
The card is being submitted to:
Color Throwdown Challenge #427:

Techniques: Die cutting, sponging, heat embossing, ink dusting

Stampin' Up! Materials
Inks: Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, embossing powder (clear)

Other Materials
Dies: MFT "Stitched Flourish," Reverse Confetti "Love Note," Avery Elle "Hugs"
Misc.: Pearls, Judikins Dusting Brushes


  1. Lovely card!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  2. So pretty Melanie! The colors are just perfect for your valentine card and those die cuts are awesome! :)

  3. Lovely mix of dies...inside and out! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

  4. Ooh I love this too! And I just love that Hugs Die... I have to take a look at that one....

  5. Love the sparkly hearts, it almost looks like in addition to the heat embossing did it have glitter in it too and love the stitched flourish...very pretty card.