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Belated Valentine's Wishes

Hello there!

I hope that you've been doing well and had a wonderful day full of loving thoughts and feelings on Valentine's Day.  My son and his wife took an extended weekend trip to London and Paris and toured the Eiffel Tower on Valentine's Day.  (My son is in the US Navy and stationed in Sicily at the present time.)  Aren't they just adorable?

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(What could be more romantic than Paris on Valentine's Day?)

I realized on Wednesday that I had made a simple Valentine's Day card for the January meeting of the SASS Stamp Club and forgot to show it to you before Valentine's Day.  Bummer!  However, this design would certainly lend itself to Wedding, Anniversary, or Engagement cards.

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(click on card to see larger image)

I love the soft and pretty colors on this card.  I chose the colors, Pool Party and Poppy Parade, to coordinate with the paper at the center of the die cut heart:  Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper.  This card begins with a card base of Pool Party cardstock.  The Adorning Accents Hearts Textured Impressions embossing folder was used with the Big Shot to emboss the rows of hearts at the bottom edge of the card front.  The Big Shot and the 3" x 3 3/8" heart die from the Hearts Collection Framelits was used to cut the heart from the card front and from a piece of the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper.  Pool Party ink was sponged across the embossed hearts, the edges of the heart die cut on the card front, the edges of the card front, and the heart die cut from the Designer Series Paper.

The edges of a piece of Whisper White cardstock were also sponged with Pool Party ink and adhered behind the card front.  Then the heart die cut from the Designer Series Paper was adhered inside the heart die cut on the card front.  The Valentine's sentiment comes from the Delightful Dozen stamp set and was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Poppy Parade ink.  The sentiment was matted on a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock and adhered to the upper part of the heart with Stampin' Dimensionals.  (The edges of the Whisper White and Poppy Parade cardstocks were sponged with Poppy Parade ink.)  Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon was wrapped around the card front and knotted on the front of the card just below the sentiment.  A Mini Glue Dot was placed behind the ribbon knot to hold it in place at the center.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The bottom edge of the cardstock was embossed with the Adorning Accents Hearts Textured Impressions embossing folder and the edges of the cardstock and embossed hearts were sponged with Pool Party ink.

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The Adorning Accents Hearts Textured Impressions embossing folder was also used to emboss the flap of the Medium Whisper White envelope.  The Pool Party ink sponge was brushed across the embossed hearts to bring them into higher relief.  You can see on the envelope flap, the Whisper White cardstock at the inside sentiment area of the card, and on the card front that the embossing folder tends to create a few very slight "wrinkles" in the cardstock and paper.  When the ink sponge was brushed cross the embossed areas, the "wrinkles" picked up more color than the other areas of the embossed hearts which seemed to create a somewhat marbled effect on the embossed hearts.  A fun surprise!

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(click on envelope to see larger image)

To finish off the envelope, the Valentine's sentiment was stamped at the lower left front corner.

I just love all the new accessories for the Big Shot that are featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  AND, did you know that there are a couple of Textured Impressions embossing folders for the Big Shot that you can select for FREE with a $50 merchandise purchase during Sale-A-Bration?  Just look on pages 13 and 16 in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  Don't have a brochure?  Just click on the brochure located on the left sidebar of this web page. 

I'll be back early next week with another foray into hearts.  Have a great weekend!

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen; Inks:  Pool Party, Poppy Parade; Cardstock:  Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Attic Boutique; Embellishments:  Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Adorning Accents Hearts Textured Impressions embossing folder, Hearts Collection Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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Tanya Boser

Ohhh so lovely!! Love the soft colors and the watercolor feel of that heart!!

Katherine

I love the touches on the inside and the envelope. And what a fabulous picture! I think I need to add a visit to the Eiffel Tower to my bucket list for sure!

Yapha

What a sweet Valentine! I love the sponged embossing, and on the inside, too! Great picture, too!

lynn koepke

Mickey - you give such wonderful complete direction for re-creating your card design!

Sara Mattson-Blume

Love the card! The picture is fabulous!

Shelley Z.

So sweet! Your are right it does lend itself to a good wedding, engagement or anniversary card!

Holly/Rubber Redneck

How cool they got to go to Paris on Valentines Day!! Love your card!

Jen Timko

What a wonderful picture this is!! Beautiful card, as always!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

Simply Beautiful! And that is a wonderful picture of your son and DIL too.

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