My next Valentine card was for my brother and his wife, and it is from that shaker kit of cards from my sister Heidi Gonzales (My Lil' Scrap Corner.blogspot.com) noted in my daughter's card post earlier this month. Again, as in my daughter's card, I wanted my card to be larger than the traditional cardmakers A2 size (4-1/4" x 5-1/2"), so I decided it would be a 5-1/2" square card. I re-cut the base in a darker shade of pink to match the seam binding ribbon provided. Again, I was able to spread the embellishments out on the card front. I added an extra red heart on the jar lid just because I had an extra cut off the red heart border trim. Because I had the same paper, I was able to cut and add to the gray and white patterned mat layer below the ribbon and the border. I was very satisfied with the enlarged design...very similar to the original design yet more space to admire each feature on the front of the card. I hope Mike and Diane enjoyed my take on their sister's design and my cardmaking.
Recipe: Papers - Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink cs base; Echo Park Yours Truly. Papertrey stamps/dies: Friendship Jar/ Jar & Lid die/ Jar Toppers die/ Fillable Frames #10/ Heart Border die. Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red. Hug Snug Seam Binding ribbon. Stampin' Up punch: Heart to Heart. Zutter Corner Rounder.