I'm on to my next friend Valentine card. I thought I would try the same layout design, but eliminate the embedded embossing and use one of the cute little journal tags that I found in my Valentine stash. The sentiment is perfect for one of my friends, "I Like Hangin' Out With You."
Next, I began to search for the perfect patterned paper companions that would work well together and with my tag. When I found the Little Yellow Bicycle foil hearts hanging from a curly while clothes line, I thought it was the perfect base. I soon found the other two patterned papers that would work for the banner and its half-circle topper. I decided on the rose-pink cardstock I had used in my first friend card and decided to pair it up with red for the tag and the banner underlays. I used larger brads on this card and I think I like them as well, but the jury may still be out on that one. Take a peek at my finish card and see what you think.
Following my traditional cardmaking routine, I now turned my attention to designing an inside that compliments the outside, finishing it off with my own idea for a verse, using the Be My Valentine stamp from the Stampin' Up Delightful Dozens stamp set, which has unfortunately, been retired. I made my verse using the computer and added the stamp at the bottom in Cherry Cobbler ink. I also decided to color in my stamp heart with the Stampin' Up Rose Red marker.
Recipe: Paper products: Recollections 200 Sheet Pack: Red, Rose pink; K&Co. Little Yellow Bicycle--Heart Strings with Foil; PaperMania--Mini Hearts; WRMK--Love Struck-Forever Yours. SU stamp: Delightful Dozen. SU Ink: Cherry Cobbler (inside). SU Punches: 1-3/8" Circle. EK Stickos: Red Bubble Hearts. SU 1/4" Brads (retired). Computer-made verse. Size: 5" x 6".