Friday, February 5, 2016

Lots of Hugs

I'm in full Valentine mode, in case you haven't noticed.  My Mom sends us Valentines each year and I want to continue that tradition, so I make them for all my family, and for friends, too.  Here's the latest, a CASE of one by Lisa Addesa.  I loved her idea, and this was fun to make too!


supplies: white and shades of pink to red cardstocks, Nestabilities scalloped heart dies, 2 flower punches, (unknown manufacturer and as old as the hills), tiny pearls, Hero Arts sentiment from Truly Appreciated

For my heart base, I die cut a large heart, and then die-cut a smaller one from that, to form a rough base on which to build up my flowers.  I must say that as much as I love my dies, it was so much easier to punch out these flowers!   Each flower was shaped a bit before gluing onto the base, and then I added some tiny pearls to the centers of the most prominent flowers.  The heart was then popped up on my card base after stamping my sentiment.  This one is definitely not mailable without alot of extra expense, so it will be hand-delivered to a neighbor or a friend. 

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

just so lovely Lin and that old HA sentiment is still the best!

Heidi Stamps said...

Your wreath is lovely! I am in Valentine mode too. I need to start filling them out and addressing them so I know how many more to make!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful texture Lin, sweet card.

Barb said...

I love this, Lin! So perfect! ♥

Lisa said...

I like your mom's tradition and that you want to continue with it! This is BEAUTIFUL Lin, love the depth in your wreath!

Dawn Turley said...

this is one fabulous card Lin. Beautifully done.

Donna said...

So pretty, Lin. X

Pam said...

Love this! Fabulous idea!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

This is absolutely wonderful!! I'm with you as much as I like my dies - I sure do love my punches especially for projects like this : )

Suzanne C said...

This is so you and wonderful! Love the pretty wreath of hearts!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lin, this is gorgeous, and I just love the heart you've made with these sweet dies and punches and with the pearls! It's such a delight to see and will be to receive! Beautiful, as always! Hugs, sweet friend!

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Lin - love the shades of red and the delicate dimension you have achieved.
Blessings
Maxine