Saturday, August 27, 2016

Just Because

I just recently treated myself to this Concord & 9th Layers of Love die set.  I have always been drawn to hearts and so this 3-piece set just had to come home with me.  I made 3 cards.

supplies: white, Hero Arts Carnation, and a BoBunny dp from their Pincushion Collection, Layers of Love floral dies, Simon's Handwritten Sentiments, Hero Arts pale pink pearls, adhesive foam squares

I don't think I've seen anyone use this set yet with printed papers, so that's where I started.  I love this little pink, green, and brown number, and it had flowers and dots, too, so that was my choice.  The white panel was popped above the card, and I added the flower sprig to the top, along with a couple pearls.

Next, I wanted to use something besides white for the floral heart, so I chose a piece of Watercolor Wash design paper from My Favorite Things.  This card is completely flat for easier mailing.

supplies: white, lavender and MFT Watercolor Wash dp, Layers of Love floral dies, Hero Arts Hello Sunshine sentiment, white pearls and lavender gems

And lastly, I added the striped die to the mix:

supplies: white and Bazzill Robin's Egg cardstock, Layers of Love heart dies, Wplus9 Handwritten Hello die, Spare Parts paper roses

I die-cut my sentiment into the top layer, and saved the negative parts to add after the top white layer was attached to the aqua 2nd layer.  The 3rd layer is the white card base.

I've always been a late bloomer, so I'm late as usual to this Layers of Love party, but I know this will get lots of use all throughout the year, not just for Valentine's Day!

Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your weekend!


Jackie said...

Those are beautiful. I have that set, too, but never think of using it except for Valentine's and such. Thanks for reminding me that it's a good set to use anytime.

Betty said...

3 wonderful cards Lin - difficult to chose a favorite - but really love the middle one with the pearl accents! have this die so must give it a try with pp.

Lisa Elton said...

What perfectly lovely and feminine cards Lin!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, love how you used this die!! Darling--each one of them! It's a great "investment", Lin!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful cards Lin - love all the different uses of this die set.

Dawn T said...

What beautiful cards Lin. That is one very elegant looking die

HJ said...

All of these cards are so pretty. I love that heart die and the different looks you've given it using different papers, sentiments and dies. So pretty. TFS

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lin, these are all so beautiful! You've sure made the prettiest cards with this die set that I've seen yet! I love each one and would be hard pressed to pick one best! Hugs!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your trio of heart cards, Lin, but especially the purple one!!

LaVon Hall said...

The trio of beautiful cards you have created are each one so special and just beautiful. My favorite is the soft blue one.