Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Sending XOXO

St. Valentine's Day will be here before we realize it! I have an aunt who is in her nineties and who loves to receive cards and letters. She is the last of her generation in our family and a generous, loving woman. I include her on my card list for every occasion so this is a Valentine for her.

I was inspired by a sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday's biweekly challenge. Below is the required sketch for Challenge #489. The optional twist is to include die cuts on your project. This biweekly challenge runs from Tuesday, January 12, through Sunday evening, January 11, 2021. A new biweekly challenge begins each week so there is always one active challenge underway.

Using a circle die I cut a floral image from a sheet of patterned paper, adhered it to the pink card base, and added a bit of faux stitching with a white gel pen. A strip of metallic gold cardstock was added next and decorated with a tiny scalloped edge along the edge. The backside of the floral image had these casual hearts printed on white, so I matted a strip with dark red cardstock and adhered it to the card using foam tape. With a gold gel pen, I colored in a few of the hearts. To finish the card I added the die-cut xoxo sentiment and some gold metallic pearls. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with the same floral paper.

There are always inspirational cards created by the Design Teams to encourage you to enter the challenges. Check out the
TSOT489 Blog for the sketch and guidelines.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Gold Metallic
Paper: Simple Stories "Kissing Booth"
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Circles, Cutplorations (XOXO), Memory Box (scalloped border)
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Metallic Pearls (gold), Boxun Gel Pens (white & gold metallic), foam tape

1 comment:

  1. So pretty! Love the foil touches, that floral DSP is beautiful too! :)