Layered Heart

Happy Saturday. It looks like we may get a wee bit of warmth today - double digits!

I have another Valentine for you today made with an awesome new Caprice Heart Layers die I just splurged on. It's from Birch Press, part of the Memory Box family. It is really a combination of 3 dies meant to be layered. I used MFT Cotton Candy, Ripe Raspberry and Cherry Crisp cardstocks to build the heart. Isn't it awesome?

I think it would look great in monochromatic color too. I'll try that next. The Hey Love sentiment die comes from Simon Says Stamp.

The card base is MFT Sweet Tooth and the patterned paper is Kaisercraft North Pole. I was excited to be able to use some Christmas paper on a non-Christmas card. I decorated the edge with a strip of pink glitter washi tape.

Inside I used some of the scraps from cutting the die for a little flower decoration. I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Forever and Always in MFT Wild Cherry ink.

I am hoping to get to my craft room today, but I have a bunch of chores to do. Tomorrow you may see a Christmas card I never got posted if I can't make something new. Stop back and check in!

Stacked Hearts

I guess you noticed I haven't been around for awhile. I was on vacation in Oregon for a few weeks and then upon my return went straight into surgery for a hip replacement. I am overjoyed to report that I am 150% now and glad to be creating agin. In fact, I have a backlog of cards to share, so come back often.

I made this card for a challenge on a Facebook group I belong too. It will be for my husband on Valentine's Day because he HATES pink. Hmmm, I should make him another card in various shades of pink just to be evil.

I created the background using Brusho on cold press watercolor paper. Instead of spritzing with water, I used Pssst Sparkle Shimmer spray and oh how gorgeous that is. Unfortunately, it just doesn't show up very well in the photograph. I have to get a better photography set-up.

Next I die cut Simon Says Stamp's Stacked Hearts die from MFT's Sweet Tooth cardstock and adhered with Ranger Matte Medium. The sentiment is MFT Essential Sentiments set, stamped with Versamark and embossed with Ranger white detail powder on MFT Black Licorice. The paper was then diecut tih MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips.

Inside I just stamped a beautiful sentiment from Penny Black in the Forever and Always clear set. I used MFT's Blue Lagoon ink. I am so much more confident stamping the larger sentiments now that I have a MISTI. Love it.

Well that's it for today. Come back tomorrow as I catch up on my posting.