Make sure to come back tomorrow…it is Tour de Freaks Blog Hop time! You'll see some great Valentine cards and projects, I'm sure! I'm anxious to show off mine!
Today, I'm back again with another Valentine Defined card! I just love the variety in this stamp set! My Technique Class did this card in class a couple weeks ago! Showing them how to get that faux embossed look with tone-on-tone punches in the background. I also used this card for a Shoebox swap at Leadership! I think they enjoyed making it, too!
I started with a base of Pink Pirouette cardstock. I layered on some Love Impressions Designer Paper. Along the bottom I used the Tasteful Trim die and cut the large scallops from Whisper White. I added a small trimmed piece of Glimmer Paper, so it really SPARKLES in real life! I wrapped the Whisper White Stripe Organdy Ribbon and tied a knot. At the top, I punched several hearts with the Trio Heart Punch in Pink Pirouette cardstock and layered them on the base cardstock for a embossed look.
I inked up the tree stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Valentine Defined stamp set with Pink Pirouette and then used the Early Espresso and Real Red markers to color in the trunk and a few hearts. It is punched with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch and layered on an Early Espresso 2 1/2 Circle punch. I stamped Love in Real Red and punched with the Small Oval punch, then layered on the Real Red 1 1/4" circle.
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