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Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
Valentines cards are so pretty and are probably one of the most personal cards we send.
"Love is a symbol of eternity.
It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning
and all fear of an end".
Why not take this special occasion to tell someone you love them?
This stamp set takes the idea of conversation hearts (remember them?) to give you a selection of sweet sayings and hearts to choose for your card.
There's also a collection of coordinating dies in this sweet Suite. (I'm so funny, just like a funny Valentine! Groan.)
It's a bundle you might like to check out for this year's Valentines. You can order it while stocks last form my SusanSalutations online store.
There are quite a few other nice Valentine's sentiments and images in the new Stampin' Up! January to June 2022 Seasonal Catalogue too. You may want to check it out!
Last year I chose the Bloomin' Love stamp set and the Bloomin' Heart die set (both now retired) with some non traditional colours to make my card.
I sponged colour onto Basic White cardstock first with So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky inks before using my die to cut the heart out with my Big Shot machine. I used the Precision Cutting Plate though as this is an intricate die. My die brush made getting the paper chads out quickly and easily.
I finished the card off with the Petite Petals Punch and the Decorative Labels Punch (both retired) and my choice of sentiment stamps. Candy Dots and some White Seam Binding finished the look.
I liked it!
There are some other lovely products available that suit a Valentine's theme too. You may have seen them. They are called the Sending Love Suite. (Retired) Isn't that lovely? Here are some of them:
I chose the faux metal technique to make some cards for Valentine's Day one year. It is quick and rather spectacular to make them. And like so many cardmaking techniques, once you know how to make faux metal, it's really easy to do.
I like to call it the Super Embossing technique.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Valentines Card unless I used a heart on it, and using the faux metal technique really gives the heart symbol a lot of depth and interest.
All you need is a stamp, a heat tool, some embossing powder and a few other bits and pieces.
Something to keep in mind is that the deeper your stamp is cut, the more detail your image will happen to have at the end. The shallower the cut, the more molten or melted the image seems to look.
You Will Need:
Here's What to Do:
Here's how my card turned out
If you try this technique, I hope you will write and let me know. I'd love to see your cards or paper crafting projects using the faux metal technique.
Have a wonderful time making your Valentines Cards. Here is one more I made using stamping, heat embossing and die cutting techniques:
Do you make greeting cards? Please do share it with me.
I find the history of Valentines cards a bit fascinating. Maye you will too!
And you might also enjoy
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Last modified by PaperCraftCentral Susan on 17th January 2022
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