201 posts categorized "Valentines"

02/12/2021

Fri 12

Time to Celebrate by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today's card features new products from the 2021 Memory Box release.

I love that Dave included more slimline dies in this release. It took me a while to warm up to the slimline card design, but now I like it!

To make this card, I started by die cutting one of the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles from a piece of watercolor paper.  I used used Distress Oxide Inks to ink the background. Next I spritzed the background with plain water and dried the paper. Once the paper was dry I spattered it with white ink.

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I knew I wanted to use Wildflower and Daisy Stem dies for my card, so I die cut several from white cardstock.  Once I picked the die cuts I was using, I glued them to my background. 

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I know my paper looks very wavy in this picture, but it was still wet. Once it was dry it flattered right out. 

At this point, I felt it needed a little contrast so I die cut a few gray stems from the new solid color cardstock. 

Next, I die cut the Sylvan Butterfly, the background is blue cardstock and the outline is dark gray. I glued only the center of the outline of the butterfly to the background butterfly. I glued black wire to the back of the butterfly for antennas and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card, I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment and added some gray rhinestones. 

That's it for today! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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02/11/2021

Thu 11

Just Add Plaid by Jean Okimoto

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Madras Plaid, Heart Streamer Globe and bold Wooden Alphas create an easy way to design a quick guy card for the 14th.  Loving the new dies, plaids and Color Wheel 6x6 cardstock sets from our 2021 Spring Collection!  

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with one of many cards featuring this wonderful release of dies, papers, stamps and an embossing folder too.  There are so many great designs and colors to chose from I didn't know where to start.  It includes nine 6x6 110# cardstock sets of beautiful colors - every color you'll ever need!  The packs are named Berry Red, Sunny Orange, Lush Green, Fresh Aqua, Ocean Blue, Stormy Blue, Vibrant Violet, Twilight Purple and Earth Neutral.

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Cut Heart Streamer Globe from Berry Red's dark red 6x6 sheet.  Cut the Madras Plaid Coral and Green background with a Nested Globe die.  Cut one large and two smaller Bright Hearts from the red Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Cut Wooden Alpha's XOXO from Sunny Orange's pale yellow 6x6 sheet.  Cut the letters again from the dark red sheet.

Attach everything to a cream A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  

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Let the dies and papers do the work for you when the holiday - or occasion - is almost here. It's easy to coordinate elements and colors when everything is as well-designed as the 2021 Spring Collection is!  It's also easy to have a totally different look with different color combos like peach/pink, bright red/gray or fuchsia/pale pink. Choose the receipient's favorite colors and create a card just for them!

Thanks for visiting - see you again this afternoon with a slimline design from our latest collection...

Jeansignature-3

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02/06/2021

Sat 06

Deep-Emboss the Floral Bouquet Heart by Jean Okimoto

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Dies are great for embossing but they sometimes need a little extra help.  Add extra dimension to your embossed designs with some behind-the-scenes washi tape and a diecut .  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a few techniques, delayed by many hours of internet connection challenges.

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Two special steps in the embossing process create smooth details and minimize splitting and cracking of the cardstock.  First - attach wide washi tape behind the bright pink 80# (or heavier) cardstock to stabilize it and keep it from tearing.  It's on the backside and won't be seen.  Cut it with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.

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Next, cut a scrap of cardboard with the Floral Bouquet Heart - use a metal shim for a smooth, complete cut.  Place the die over the pink heart as usual.  Place the cardboard diecut behind the pink heart so it functions like the bottom layer of an embossing folder. Tape the stack to the embossing mat so it won't shift.  Pressure-emboss it using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Cut Sprinkle Heart Collage from pink cardstock and trim the edges.  Place a strip of the white sheet from the Frosted Glitter Pad behind the cutouts.

Cut BIG Hugs Posh Script from light gray and bright pink cardstock and assemble the double-layered greeting.Attach everything to a light gray slimline card (8-½" x 3-⅝").  Add  ¼" dots punched from the silver sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Embossing adds interest to any project - let your Memory Box dies create focal points and backgrounds to complement your design without overwhelming it.  

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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02/04/2021

Thu 04

Twiggy Hugs and the Stylish Hexagon Trio by Jean Okimoto

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02/03/2021

Wed 03

Love Under the Cherry Blossoms. by Sara Cook

Hello everyone.  I have a Valentine's watercolor project featuring the Cherry Blossom Wreath with a heart opening to the inside of the card.

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Cherry Blossoms:

Gold emboss the Cherry Blossom Wreath on Membory Box Watercolor paper.  Watercolor with Zig Real Brush pens.  Use 025 and 026 for the cherry blossoms.  Use 041 and 047 for the leaves.  Apply clean water with a water brush and apply the lightest color to a non porous surface and pick up with the water brush and add to the image.  Add the darkest color direct on the image where the shadow should be.  To color the background apply grey blue, 092, to a glass surface and pick up with the water brush.  Apply to the background of the wreath.

Heart Cut out:

Take the 2nd smallest die from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut and die cut out the center of the wreath.  Save the heart die cut. Die cut the full wreath with the Cherry Blossom Wreath die cut, making sure the center part of the die is tucked behind the heart cut out.  Use a light blue A2 card base and temperarilly center the wreath to the card base.  Temporarily glue the heart saved from the wreath back into place.  Remove just the wreath, keeping heart die cut in place.  Position the 2nd smallest Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart die over the heart die cut, make sure to have the card open, and run through the die cut machine.  Glue the wreath on the front of the card base, centering the hearts.  Cut off the excess of the wreath hanging off the card base.

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Inside of Card:

Gold emboss Happy Valentine's Day on the inside of the card toward the top center using the Big and Little Valentine's stamp set.  Make sure it cannot be seen through the heart cut out.  Die cut the 2nd smallest Scallop Pinpoint Heart from vellum. Addd glue to the areas that will be covered by the birds.  Glue the heart through the front of the closed card.  Die cut Poppy Stamps Little Hummingbirds from white card stock.  Glue the birds over the vellum heart, positioning to see them through the heart cut out.  Gold emboss 2 of the full cherry blossoms on Memory Box watercolor paper.  Color the same way as the wreath and die cut. Glue them to either sides of the bottom of the vellum heart.  

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02/01/2021

Mon 01

Polka Dot HUGS
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a fun Valentine's Day card perfect for all those posh teens! 

I used the Bubble Border Die and Twiggy Hugs Die, Watercolor Paper and Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.

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When I die cut the Bubble Border I taped the background so they would stay in place when I colored the circles. I used Copic Markers in shades 

RV52, RV55, and RV19 and used an ombre technique. I used the colorless blender, 0, to clean up any color outside the circles.

I die cut the word HUGS and used he same technique.

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I realized the sentiment needed a bit more pizazz, so I die cut the words again using the twinkling jewel Glitter Pad. I adhered the colored letters to the glitter letters.

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I adhered the Bubble Border panel tot he card base than adhered the sentiment. Last, I embellished with some sequins.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Enjoy your week!

Michellesignature (1)

 

 

 

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01/30/2021

Sat 30

Sending Love Along the Way by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a Valentine's scene card.  This can be for any loved one on Valentine's Day.

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Card Base:

The card base will be A2 size out of white card stock.  Cut light blue and light pick card stock to 4"x51/4".  Die cut the 2nd largest Double Stitch Loving Heart out of the light pink card stock, centering the die in the lower half of the paper.  

Scene:

Die cut Woodland Heart Frame tree die out of cream card stock.  Color the edges of the trees with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Drag some of the color across the trees randomly to create the bark of the birch tree.

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Die cut Wild Grass Border out of green card stock.  From the Neighborhood Heart Frame, die cut the bicycle from red card stock and balloon hearts from red and pink paper.  Use a black ink pen to color the tires on the bicycle.  Add Ruby Crystal glitter glue to the red hearts and Berry Mist glitter glue to the pink hearts.

Assembly:

Glue the birch tree to the blue background paper, making sure it is centered to the heart cut out in the pink paper. Glue the grass on top of the tree die cut.  Glue the glitter heart balloons on the grass and then glue the bicycle.  Always making sure the die cuts can be seen through the heart window in the pink paper. 

Add double sided tape to the back of the pink card stock and place on top of the blue card stock, centering the heart over the scene.  Adhere to the white card base leaving the 1/8" boarder.

Sentiment:

Die cut the Sending Love out of red card stock and add Rubber Crystal glue on top.  Once the glitter glue is dried adhere to the top portion of the card.

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01/28/2021

Thu 28

Double-Emboss a Watercolored Crystal Heart by Jean Okimoto

Add a double layer of texture to a watercolored Crystal Heart with pressure- and heat-embossing.  It's an easy way to add dimension to a detailed design...without paper-piecing.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another way to use this great new die from our 2021 Valentine Collection.

Cut the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out from the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Sponge it with overlapping layers of picked raspberry, worn lipstick and ripe persimmon Distress Oxides.  Heat-set the inks.

Pressure emboss it with the Crystal Heart die using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Leave the diecut in the die and sponge it with VersaMark.  Remove the die.  Heat-emboss the VersaMark-ed sections with detail gold powder - the watercolor paper adds texture to the embossing.  Clean both sides of the VersaMark-ed die with a damp washcloth, then dry it with a paper towel.

Cut Crystal Heart again from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Punch a tiny hole near the top center of the watercolored heart.  Tie the hearts together with gold cord.  Curl the cord ends with the side of a bone folder or the plastic flower burnishing tool. P1002843

Press worn lipstick ink onto a large acrylic stamp block then brush the ink onto the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Heat-set the ink.  Cut the paper with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  Attach the rectangle to a top-folded white A-2 card.

Shake Imagine Crafts Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to blend the contents.  Use the bottom of the tube to splatter the painted background with a specks of gold.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentine Words Clear Stamp Set - on the smoother side of the watercolor paper with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Heat-emboss it with clear powder. Trim it and add it to the card.

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Hope you enjoy the versatility of Memory Box dies as much as I do.  They're great for pressure-embossing, cutting stencils and as the actual stencil as we've used Crystal Heart here.  

Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3

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01/27/2021

Wed 27

Love You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone, today I have a simple card using a combination of new and old products. 

I began by die cutting the Woodgrain Heart from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to add color to the heart.

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Next, I created the background using a blender brush to apply ink through a stencil.

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There was ink left on the stencil, so I spritzed it with water and placed it ink side down on anther piece of cardstock. I placed a dry paper towel over the stencil and pressed it into the paper. This way you get two backgrounds.

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I intended to use the first background for my card, but I liked the second one better for this project.

Next, I glued the heart to the left side of the background and trimmed off the excess. Then I adhered the background to a black cardstock layer and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

I die cut the word love from black cardstock and glued it to my card. Next, I stamped the word "you" on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it. Then I adhered it to my card front.

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To finish the card I added a few sequins and that's it.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

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01/26/2021

Tue 26

Be Mine Slim Line Card by Sara Cook

I have a mixed media slim line card today.  A soft mixed media background, featuring the new Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate die.

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Background:

The card stock is a extra heavy white card stock.  Ink smoosh Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Shaded Lilac on a glass mat and spritz with water.  Tap the card in the inks, turning the card each time adding more ink.  Heat set the card and repeat.  Blended Spun Sugar and Wilted Violet on the dried card stock.  To mute the background smoosh Hero Arts Unicorn all over the card stock.  Heat set.  Take a large wet brush and brush water across the card to continue to blend colors together.  Heat set again.

Die cut the paper with the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate die.

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Randomly place the scripted stamped from the Peony Garden Corner set on a plastic sheet. Ink with Shaded Lilac Distress ink and randomly stamp the background card, turning the plastic sheet in-between impressions.  This should be random so the sentiment cannot be fully read.

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Focal Image:

Use the 2nd largest heart die from the double Stitch Loving Heart die set and cut out of a light purple card stock.  Center the die cut in the upper middle of the Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate die and secure in place.  Run it through the die cut.  Ink around the outside of the heart die cut with Shaded Lilac Distress ink.  Add double sided foam tape foam tape the the backside of the heart and then align on the ground. Stamp be mine from the Big and Little Valentines stamp set on white card stock with Shaded Lilac ink.  Cut out each word separately.  Swipe the side of the stamped image directly into Shaded Lilac ink to create a boarder.  Lightly blend Shaded Lilac on the stamped image to tone down the white background.  Glue in the center of the heart.

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Sentiment:

From Big and Little Valentines stamp happy Valentine's Day in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on while card stock. Cut each word out.  Make the boarder the same way as the be mine words.  Glue on the background.  Too high light the sentiments take a white gel pen and outline around the paper.

Card Base

Cut 2 pieces of white card stock to 3 3/4"x8 3/4".  Score 1/2" from top of card and fold.  This will be the bottom base.  Add g to just the 1/2" scored section of the bottom base and place the top card base on top.  Then glue the background card on the top card centering for a white boarder. To embellish die cut Scribble Leafy Branch Outline die from white card stock and Scribble Leafy Branch background from Vellum.  Arrange 3 pcs at the bottom right of the heart and 2 pcs at the top left of the heart.

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