I'm posting another Valentine today using the Love Postage die. I just love this die; it's one of my favorites and makes a striking simple card!
To begin, I used a white A2 card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored and folded at the 4 1/4 inch mark.)
cut six red stamps and five "love" words from white card stock and one
from black card stock. I saved the little white hearts from the center
of the word.
This card is pretty straightforward but did
require some math (which I did for you) and some measuring. I wanted
the stamps to all line up and have an equal border. Each stamp is 1 1/2
inches so I could make my borders around the edges and in between 1/4
inch. My white panel for the top of the card measures 5 1/2 x 3 3/4
closely and you will see the pencils lines. I lightly marked
guidelines 1/4 inch on each side and then 2 inches up from the bottom.
(1/4 + 1 1/2 + 1/4)
lined up the stamp bases on the top and bottom using the guidelines on
the sides. For the stamps in the middle I used the guideline at the 2
inch mark. In this way I could get everything to line up with minimal
pencil marks. I then very carefully erased the marks.
finishing the stamps and gluing the front panel to the card base, I cut
a strip of red card stock 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches and glued it to the right
side of the card base. I also cut two of the heart borders from the
Sweet Love Borders die. I needed two since they are not quite 5 1/2
inches long. However, they go together seamlessly when glued down.
gluing the front panel over the card base with strip, I was left with a
1/2 inch strip of red on the side. I adhered the heart borders to
that, bumped them right up to the edge of the front panel and cut off
the excess. For the "Love" word I used my clear ruler as a guideline to
glue those 1/4 inch above the edge of each stamp.
For my last stamp I used the black "Love" and a white heart.
Dies used: Cottage Cutz Love Postage and Sweet Love Borders.
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