Friday, February 5, 2021

Some Valentine Cards

 Playing  with some Hero Arts goodies today, products from a card kit from a year ago that have been added permanently to their line in the new 2021 catalog!

supplies: cream, Audrey Blue, Cotton Candy, white, and green cardstock, Hero Arts Sending Love Mail clear stamp set, Fancy Cuts Die Envelope Accessories dies, Fancy Cuts Die Boutique Accessories, Honey Bee Fluttering Hearts cover plate die, Doodlebug heart sprinkles

For this first card I decided to use the rosebud die and this open flower die, along with 2 leaf dies and the envelope.  I cut them all out of colored cardstock to begin, then used some inks and markers to highlight the details in the diecuts.  The background panel was embossed rather than cut.  I think this one will go to my Mom.

My next card could be used for a variety of occasions.  I used pastel colors for spring.

supplies: white, Surf Blue, Cotton Candy, Green Apple, Lavender, yellow, and a rose pink cardstock, unknown text dp, Hero Arts Sending Love Mail (sentiment) set, Boutique Accessories and Envelope Accessories flower, leaves, and cone dies, markers for details, Sunny Studio Eyelet Frilly Frames dies, Honey Bee Stacking Hearts die, Doodlebug heart sprinkle

I cut out a variety of flowers from some pastel cardstock and added a little marker coloring to help bring out the details.  I cut my flower wrap from an old piece of text patterned paper, and then added the flowers.  I liked the idea of a little heart tag to hold my sentiment.  And the bouquet looks pretty against the eyelet background.  I could have chosen any of the pastels for my card base, but today blue appealed to me.  

The stamp set has a nice variety of sentiments for all occasions, and there's a skinny banner die that they all fit into.

If you'd like to see what I did with these a year ago, please visit THIS blog post.   


Cindy C. said...

Both so beautiful, especially the first one! That aqua blue embossed background is just perfect for the lovely bouquet.

Lisa Elton said...

Two pretty cards, Lin!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what beautiful cards Lin - you really do the most amazing paper floral work!
Stay safe

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous cards Lin. The texture on the first one is stunning.

JoAnn said...

Love both your pretty cards. The flowers are pretty and the blue backgrounds make them pop. TFS

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Looks like I've missed a fair few of your posts, Lin - sorry!! Will try to catch up on commenting!! BTW - did I tell you that you enabled me to order that Sunny Studio frilly frame?? Love it and love what you did with it!! That rose bouquet looks amazing too!!