Hello and Happy Friday! Time for a brand new Festive Friday Challenge. For #FF0051, our festivity is Valentine’s Day, which is coming up on February 14th. Our Inspo List features 10 items you can choose from to create your project. in your project and link up to the challenge! And guess what? Your project doesn’t have to be about Valentine’s Day – at all! The selected festivity is just a unique way to come up with some fun and interesting ideas to inspire your creativity!
My Inspo List Picks: Hearts - Pink - Glitter - Doilies - Red
Although the projects don’t have to focus on the festivity, as soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day card! I’m absolutely smitten with the Heartfelt Bundle from the Stampin’ Up!® 2020 Mini Catalog right now. The Heartfelt stamp set is perfect for Valentine’s Day and the coordinating Heart Punch Pack makes it super-easy to cut out the images. The coordinating ribbon, DSP and embellishments in this suite all use work so beautifully together, too.
The Detailed Hearts Die is also new and is so fun to add some extra pizzazz to cards. You can use the full die-cut image, like I did here, or cut little accent pieces. Don’t forget to hang onto those little hearts that are die-cut from inside the hearts, too. That’s a lot of hearts from one die, that’s for sure!
I cut out two of the die-cut images, one in Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and the other in Sparkle Glimmer Paper. Then, I spritzed a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer bottle to add some sparkle to the Flirty Flamingo Cardstock. I find that using the 70% rubbing alcohol works well to mix with the Shimmer Paints. Higher percentages tend to “clump” the paint.
I adhered the die cut image to the card front by adding Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the solid hearts. Next, I filled in some of the hearts with the Sparkle Glimmer Paper hearts using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. It does take a little time and patience but I just
love the added detail. I also dressed-up three of the Flirty Flamingo hearts with the From My Heart Faceted Gems.
Card Measurements and Details:
- Real Red Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
- Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
- From My Heart Specialty DSP - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
- Tie a piece of ribbon around DSP
- Adhere DSP to Whisper White White Cardstock layer then adhere to Real Red Card base using SNAIL or Liquid Glue
- Die-cut two of the Detailed Hearts Dies, one in Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and one in Sparkle Glimmer Paper (details of this step above)
- Stamp “Happy Valentine’s Day” heart in real red ink on Whisper White Cardstock and punch using Heart Punch
- Punch the scalloped heart out of the From My Heart DSP
- Adhere the two punched hearts to a Heart Doily using Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”
- From My Heart DSP (inside card) - 3/4” x 5-1/4”
Finally, here is a look inside the card. I added a little strip of that gorgeous DSP along with stamped images from the Heartfelt stamp set.
Hop on over to the Festive Friday Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team shared this week. We’d love to have you join us with your project! The challenge is open from today through Monday February 3rd at 8:00 PM CST, so you have plenty of time to play along.
Anne Marie Hile (you are here!)
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Have a HAPPY day today!