Sunday, January 17, 2016

Valentine's Day cards

I'm happy to be sharing a couple of Valentine's Day cards with you.  I finally had a little time to play in my craft room and was glad to get a couple of cards made!

My first card uses a couple of Essentials by Ellen products.  The stamp set Bokeh Dots designed by Julie Ebersole is such a fun and versatile set, it can be used for so many different types of cards.  I stamped three of the scribbly circles in HA pink to red ombre ink. The heart is from the folk hearts die set and the sentiment is from the Love you so stamp set.   Even the tiny little dot that is scattered around the card is from the Bokeh Dots set - I think it really adds some interest to the card.  You can't tell from the picture, but I covered the heart with some clear Wink of Stella before mounting it with foam adhesive.

The second card uses a fun technique that I haven't done in a while.  I first applied a white pigment ink to a heart stencil on some kraft paper, and then shifted the stencil slightly to the right and down, and applied Memento Lady Bug ink over the top.  The result is a fun dimensional look while remaining completely flat.  The sentiment is again from the Essentials by Ellen Love you so set.  I also used Julie's trick of adding stickles to the edge of the panel.  I love the way it adds just a nice finishing touch to your card.

Thanks for checking in!  I know I haven't been posting much lately, but maybe my determination to send out Valentine's Day cards will help!
Have a great day!


  1. Two sweet Valentines, Laura! Nice to see you posting again...glad to see two sweet cards, too! I love that script font on both sweet!

  2. awesome valentine's day cards!

  3. Your first card is full of CAS goodness, and I love the subtle shimmer on that perfect red heart. It has a great design and is gorgeous. I thought you'd added glossy accents to all those hearts until I read the rest of your post!! I am definitely going to give this technique a shot. Love them!! Bev

  4. Two gorgeous cards, Laura! I love how you played with your Bokeh dots and circles on your first one, and how you added dimension with your stamping on the 2nd card! Fabulous CAS designs for Valentine's Day!


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