Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Love-ly Inspiration!

Project design by Sharon M. Reinhart, may be used for personal use.
Before you know it Valentines will be upon us. Just stopping by to share a little more Valentine card inspiration. Check back soon, between now and February 14, I will be sharing lots of Valentine ideas.

This Love-ly card begins with a pink shimmer card stock base. Cardstock is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches and folded in half. For those of you that are beginners this is called an A2 size card with a side fold. The orientation for this one is portrait like a portrait of a person however it could also be created in a landscape orientation like a picture of the horizon or landscape. Another method of creating the A2 base card for this project is to cut your cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 inches and then score at 5 1/2 inches and fold the card in half creating a top fold A2 portrait style card.

Ok, now onto the decorative part. Layer a 3 3/4 x 5 inch panel of printed paper to a 4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of white cardstock. Then layer onto the card front. I used a memory box die template to create the mesh effect, however if you do not have this die another option is to use adhesive drywall tape, it works wonderfully. A strip of ribbon or perhaps an embossed strip of white cardstock using an embossing folder that has a grid or line pattern would look equally as nice! I am sure you can see that with card making there are all sorts of options. Don't let not having the exact same supplies stop you from creating something beautiful!

The beautiful die-cut heart is one of my favorite die templates and it is from Cheery Lynn Designs it is called Two of Hearts DL128. Again, if you do not have this particular one just layer a plain heart to a decorative edge heart such as a scalloped heart. A plain white cardstock heart has been layered to the decorative pink shimmer cardstock heart. Next for a nice finish here, I have tied a piece of pink tulle into a bow and adhered it to the center of the heart using Tombow Multi Medium. A sentiment has been added by die-cutting the words LOVE and YOU, these dies are from a Sizzix set by Stephanie Barnard #560025 Framelits and Step-Ups. The delicate swirl has also been created with the same die set. To add a little bit of glitz a few pink sparkly gems have been added, these particular gems were found at Dollarama.

Keep in mind that I am using supplies that I have and encouraging you to do the same. Also, I am not being compensated by these companies but will try to list the product names or numbers where possible. I will also try to give you a few creative options just in case and warn you that some of the supplies may not be available but I also know that many of us have tons of wonderful tools and supplies that have been relegated to cupboards and drawers like old toys. Well here is your challenge, pull out those tools and supplies that you used to love so much and have forgotten about and give them a chance to once again be center stage on your creations!

I hope you have been inspired to create!
Creatively Yours,

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