Hearts, Hearts, and More Hearts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hi Friends. Whew! This is the last Valentine's card I have to make. Good thing I don't have to mail it, or it would be so late. ;)

This is the Valentine-iest card I've ever made--a zillion hearts, sparkle, and pink and red out the wazoo! But, I know my daughter is going to love it! She is as girly as they come. :)

The layout is from Viva la Verve's February 2013 Week 1 sketch, and it was perfect for this card. Did you notice the progression of hearts in the dp's? The teeny little hearts are on the back layer, on the next layer the hearts are just a little bit bigger, the long horizontal layer is ever bigger, and it's topped off with that pretty lattice heart--kind of symbolic of how my love has grown for my daughter over the years.

I did some distressing, and that was a good thing because my sewing machine went a little bonkers for a few minutes. All that bizarre zig zag stitching was not intentional, but it added to the distressed look, so I kept it in.

I used Corner Chompers to create the Deco and rounded corners, and added eyelets to the middle layer so that I could add a twine bow there. The bow is topped with a button and rhinestone.

I got the idea for the peek-a-boo corner from Kathy at The Daily Marker. She comes up with so many fun ideas! Behind the rolled back corner, I stamped a little "From the heart" stamp, and added Glossy Accents to the heart there.

The lattice heart is backed with a solid heart cut from the bg polka dot dp, and I glued 3 layers of the lattice hearts together for added dimension. Those cute little pink pearls are a Pearl Pen. It always amazes me when they dry in a round shape instead of flattening out.

I used the Photo Cut Corner Chomper to create the photo corners on the inside of the card. On the sentiment panel, I sponged Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress Ink along the inside of the die and drew red faux stitches, then I printed the sentiment directly to the cs. I normally would have printed the sentiment onto a transparency and rubbed it on, and I did try that, but had a little trouble with the red not showing up clearly with that method.

The large die cut heart was cut from white cs. I sponged several pink and red Distress Inks over it, then spread glitter glue over the heart, leaving the edges clean.

Well, I think that will do it for me and Valentine's cards this year. I better get going on Easter cards or I'll be doing the last minute thing all over again!!!

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge: VLVFeb2013 Week 1
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #207: Put Your Heart On It!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Stamps: Tiny Flowers & Tags (Flourishes)
Paper: Sweet Cakes (Doodlebug Designs)
Ink: Distress Ink, Colorbox, Sharpie Marker 
Dies: Labels Twenty-Five, Classic Hearts (Spellbinders); Timeless Amour (Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations)
Accessories: Crop-a-Dile Corner Chompers (Deco, 1/2" rounded, Photo Cut); white embossing powder; rhinestones; eyelets; button; acrylic paint; sewing thread; twine (The Twinery); foam dots; Glossy Accents; Stickles; Pearl Pen; sentiment created in Word
Size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")
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Sue Lelli said...

That's a LOT of hearts but my FAVS are the one peeking out at the corner and that GORGEOUS lattice heart! GREAT card!

Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl! Love the papers and all the layers and fantastic details!

Maria said...

Awwww...so so SWEET! Love all the pink/red and tons of hearts on this darling Valentine card for your daughter! I'm sure she'll love it! Take care and Happy Valentine's Day, hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, neat layering and love the heart!

Denise Marzec said...

SUCH a beautiful card. Love all the layers, and that peek-a-boo sentiment in the corner is awesome! Thanks for joining us at the FTTC. :)

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers Cheryl! Your card is simply stunning! Love the heart die cut and your patterned papers are too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes this week!