About Me

I am a new empty nester, and I love to make cards and ATCs. I am always looking for ways to use the product I have, to learn new techniques and ways to do things, and most of all, to have fun with the creating of my art.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Valentine's Mingle Cards

These are a couple of cards that I did for Valentine's mingles this year.  The top card was for a local mingle, so I did a 6 x 6 card.  I started with some Die Cuts with a View cardstock from the Luxury Pack, and cut it to 12 x 6, then scored it so it was a 6 x 6 card.  I then took a 5.5 inch square of white cardstock and stamped the Hero Arts Friend Definition stamp on it.  I took a 1.5 inch  x 5.5 inch piece of cardstock from DCWV The Four Seasons pack, and edged it with a Martha Stewart Doily punch.   I added some scrap white lace underneath  the punched piece, and foam mounted it to the right hand side of the white cardstock.  I then adhered the white layer to the base cardstock.  I took a Tim Holtz Rosette and double foam mounted it to the top right hand corner of the white layer of cardstock.  Then, using a scrap piece of white cardstock, I sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink along the edges in a bit, then over stamped with the small flourish heart from Quietfire Designs. in Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I added the sentiments (Hero Arts and Studio G), in Barn Door Red.  There was still a lot of white space, so I used the MS Doily punch again and punch the bottom edge of the cardstock.  I adhered the sentiments to the white layer of cardstock.

For the second card, I started with black as my card base.  I took a 1.75 by 4.75 piece of white cardstock, and used the retired SU Wrought Iron corner punch to punch a corner.  I used some patterned paper, and rounded the two right hand side corners.  Using scrap white cardstock, I used the Stitched Heart stamp from Hero Arts, and stamped the heart twice in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, and cut out.   With one heart, I stamped the squirrel and partial sentiment in Versafine Black, showing the stitched lines ( Stamps are Hero Arts).  I flipped the other heart over, and trimmed to the second heart, so it was a bit smaller.  I used an Autumn Leaves Alpha set and stamped the U in Versafine black.  I then adhered the white punched corner piece to the patterned paper, and adhered to the base cardstock. I coloured the squirrel in with a marker, then used SU's Crystal Effects to make him glossy.  Once that dried, I stuck the heart with the U on the bottom towards the right hand corner, then foam mounted the squirrel on top of that.  To finish the card, I added some gems.


  1. Cute Card - love that little squiral.
    Thanks for posting and joining me at the Canadian Crafty Blog Hop - I am a new follower.

  2. Lovely cards! I like the fist one a lot.
    Visiting from the Canadian Crafty Blog Hop.


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