Non-traditional Valentine's Card

I thought I'd make a card for Valentine's Day that wasn't so much a Valentine's card as a "you're a great friend".... type card.  I don't know about you, but I just don't have that many people (one hubby, two daughters) that I can send traditional, lovey-dovey type Valentine's to.  However, I DO have a lot of friends that I'd like to say "you're special to me" or "I'm thinking of you" and Valentine's Day offers that opportunity!
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The design and sentiment of this card lends it self to sending to friends. It has the traditional hearts but non-traditional green and pink colors that take it down a notch.  The card is simple to make and takes some time only because you need to let the watercolor wash dry and flatten out.

After I made the watercolor wash background and stamped the hearts I let it dry for a few hours.  Then I adhered it to a card base using Tombow glue and put a shoe box full of dies on it to weigh it down!  I left this overnight and by the next morning my watercolor panel was permanently stuck to the card base.

The main pink heart image was stamped and die cut, then lifted off the card using foam dots.  I used some linen thread in the background to add interest.

I hope you enjoyed this card today.  I have a list of supplies with links to my Stampin' Up! website below.  If you order please use Hostess code 2BQK2KJZ - valid through February 20.  (If you order $150 of products-before tax and shipping-do not use the code so YOU get the hostess benefits.)

When you order $30 of products I'll send you a FREE PDF of project instructions using "Sure Do Love You" and "Heart Happiness" from the new Occasions Catalog.  (If you order "Sure Do Love You" or "Heart of Happiness" stamps I'll also send you detailed instructions on making this card.)

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Stamps: Sure Do Love You, Heart Happiness, Ribbon of Courage
Dies: Lots to Love Box Framelit Dies
Bundle: Sure Do Love You Bundle (includes Sure Do Love You stamps and the Lots to Love dies)
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive
Paper: Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Linen Thread

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1 comment:

  1. Very pretty card, any friend would be happy to receive it 😀