I designed this card for our class to make today. A slightly less fussy style of Valentine. I made one very similar a few years ago before I started doing the paper craft class. The papers were from the DCWV Tradewinds cardstock pack. Over the last three years, I looked repeatedly for a return of Tradewinds and could never find it. Guess I’m down to the last bits. I even checked online and everywhere I looked it said “Discontinued”! How could they?!? I loved those papers!!
Personally, I had a great time at class today. They actually brought a cake for my birthday! And what’s not to love about chocolate? And chocolate covered strawberries? Like I said… a great time!
I started with a 5″ x 6 1/2″ card and envelope set from Michael’s. The next two large layers (4 1/2″ x 6″ and 4″ x 5 1/2″) were glued together and then placed on the card base with dimensional foam. The last piece was approximately 3 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ and was set up on slightly thinner dimensional foam bits. All layers were scraped with the edge of a scissors blade. Below is a view of the interior. Click on any image to enlarge.
Our real task today was to work with embossing. The two heart shapes were cut out with a small Tim Holtz die. A background stamp was used to make the lines across the hearts which were embossed with gold, heated and set, then completely covered in clear embossing powder, heated and set again. The sentiment piece was embossed with gold. Lots and lots of embossing going on…
Ribbon was a beige satin that I found among the Christmas sale items at Michael’s. The arrow through the heart is a Tim Holtz Clock Hands embellishment piece. The stamps on the inside of the card were from a 14-piece set by Hampton Arts that I found recently at Michael’s.
Next week we will all be getting together at my house for our Class Make-Up day. Only one lady actually missed a class this month so we will think of some other crafty mischief to get into!
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