Grow a Valentine garden with the new Heart Wave and Classic Stitched Heart Collection - on a background of the Tall Grassy Stems Border. Why grow roses when you can grow a garden of watercolored hearts? Hi - Jean Okimoto here - let's create a Valentine card today!
Paint watercolor paper with Peerless Watercolors. Spritz a few areas with Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Dry the ink. Diecut it with Heart Wave. Stamp "xoxo" - from the So Many Things to Love clear stamp set - on a scrap of the watercolored paper with Gray Flannel Memento Luxe. Emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the smallest die from the Classic Stitched Heart Collection.
Leave a border at the bottom and cut Tall Grassy Stems Border from textured gray cardstock - use the Metal Adapter Place for best results. Trim the border with the small scalloped Stitched Country Borders die.
Cut white cardstock with the 4" x 5-¼" Rectangle Basics die. Curtain rings are a great way to organize layering dies like Rectangle Basics. Clip them together and hang the ring from a hook near your work area. You'll reach for them over and over again - and always find the perfect size and shape!
Attach just the bottom of the grassy border to the rectangle. Dot some glue over the grass tips that will receive a heart - then just attach the heart and the tip of the grass onto the background to secure both pieces. Leave the unadorned grass tips un-glued. They'll be just fine - promise!
Attach everything to a side-folded A-2 card of textured gray cardstock. Add tiny clear sequins.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Have fun with this card - it's hard to stop attaching the hearts once you get started!
Thanks to everyone who took the first GREETINGS FROM THE HEART class on Monday - and to Shari, Jeannie and Becca for helping us find everything we needed - and a lot more!
Want more Valentine ideas? If you're in the Seattle area, join us for another GREETINGS FROM THE HEART class at Impress on January 21st. The class date has been moved up a week earlier - the annual Valentine event will now be celebrated on January 28th. We're making 6 cards on the 21st - including a sweet card with a simple little origami pocket heart and doily dress card. We'll be using some accents from my stash - everyone receives a packet of "stash extras" to make more class cards at home. See you!