Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bloomin' Love & Happy Hearts!

I went to a cardmaking gathering hosted by my Stampin' Up upline, Liz Thayer, where she provided us with three card designs to make as a make-n-take.  It was a fun gathering of just six ladies who made the hour trip south to visit Liz and see her new home that they purchased about six months ago now.  We, of course, each brought a dish of food and Liz provided the beverages.  What a fun way to spend the afternoon.

One of the cards we made was a Valentine card using the new Stampin' Up Bloomin' Love stamp set, with lots of lovely popped layers to which I decided to add a white cardbase as another layer.  This card's colors are soft and elegant and the bottom Crumb Cake layer is texture embossed with the Happy Hearts embossing folder, which adds to the wonderful three-dimensional aspects of the card.  Thank you Liz Thayer for this lovely design. . .it was great fun to make! 

Now on to finishing the inside of the card so that it is ready to send off to someone special for Valentine's Day.  I brought the soft and elegant colors into the inside and embossed my Crumb Cake layer with the same Happy Hearts embossing folder as the front.  I printed my verse onto the Blushing Bride pink layer and added the My Valentine stamp from the Bloomin' Love stamp set.  I finished off the corners with a little embellishment and it was ready to go.

Recipe:  Stampin' Up papers:  Cardstocks--Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer; Love Blossoms dsp stack (2016 Occ.).  Stamps--Bloomin' Love (2016 Occ.).   Ink--Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Rose Red (inside).  Embossing Folder--Happy Hearts.   Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit (2016 Occ.).  Punch--EK Scroll & Hearts Edger.  Pearls.  Computer-made verse.  Size--4-1/2" x 5-3/4".

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