It's definitely time to start thinking about your Valentine cards. I send them out to my family and friends. They like receiving them and being thought of on this love day. So I have 2 cards for your viewing pleasure today. I am using the same layout and mostly the same stamps on each card.
Red Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Red Layer For Image Panel: 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Image Panel: 3 3/8" x 4 1/4"
My layout is from this week's sketch #626 on Splitcoaststampers. I used it on both of my cards.
Once I decided on this card layout, I chose my patterned paper and that determined by card colors. I cut all the layers and then the die cuts. I am using the new Love Bow & Arrow die which will be in the online store soon for purchasing.
Before I assembled my image panel, I stamped my sentiment. The stamp was a bit to long for this panel so I masked part of it off and stamped it on 2 lines. I used my MISTI tool to accomplish this. Although any stamp positioner would work as well. I placed the bottom heart on the panel so I would have an idea of where to place my sentiment.
For the long rectangle strip in the sketch, I used pink cardstock measuring 3/4" x 5 1/2" and a heart embossing folder for added texture.
I added my die cut images. You will notice on the sketch photo they have circles. When you use a sketch it's a starting point. You can always substitute the images. As long as your finished card resembles the sketch your good. After I assembled my card, I thought the image panel looked bare. So I scattered some love words and hearts to finish it off. I was happy with the finished card.
On my 2nd card, I used the same sketch so the panel measurements are the same as above. I changed up the colors to black and red. For this image panel I used a white corrugated paper I found in my stash. And, instead of using patterned paper, I used a hearts embossing folder. The Happy Valentine's Day die is also another new die and will be in the online store soon.
I decided to make a substitute on the circles in the sketch on this card also. I used 2 die cut images and then the "V' from the Happy Valentine's Day die cut served as the middle shape. And that completed this 2nd card. I hope I have given you some inspiration for your Valentine cards. As soon as the new dies are in the store, I will update this blog post.
Until next time..........inky hugs.