Bright, cold and sunny here in Worcestershire today and I hope it lasts into the weekend as it would be nice to get out and enjoy some fresh air as I have felt rather cooped up this week as it's been cold and dank !
The upside of this is lots of crafting has taken place and I had lots of fun putting in a nice big order to SU and I am looking forward to receiving lots of free merchandise and two half price items !!!!
The Valentines I have for you today are quick and easy cards ! I have used the following stamp sets : Valentine Love , Notably Ornate and Vintage Vogue. Whisper white card stock was used as a clean and simple base and I added regal rose and rose red card to accent. The butchers twine is from my own stash and was just right for this card ! The hearts are made using the scalloped heart of hearts embosslit die.
This card again uses the same die as a mask, which was stamped around and over to reveal a white blank heart in the centre when the mask was removed ( use a low tack dry adhesive to attach the heart ). Then I simply stamped the sentiment in the centre.
Here is a little more detail, I added some tiny SU pearls to the foliage for a bit of texture.
I make little flowers ( punched from the itty bitty punch set ) from every scrap of waste card and store them for use later, so I've used some to make a heart. I just drew a heart and made a template and transferred the shape by lightly dotting in in pencil onto my card. Dots don't need rubbing out like a line does and just disappear, which is quite convenient !
Vary the colours and patterns on your flowers and don't try to make a pattern ! Random is best but keep it balanced ; I've added some SU pearls but not to every flower !
There are huge benefits to being a Stampin' Up demonstrator and if you join in the next few weeks there is the additional bonus of an extra stamp set offered by SU ( value up to £44.95 ) and of course there is also the advantage of the Sale- A -Bration at the moment. Too much to detail here but if you are tempted to join my team I am also offering an extra bonus of my own until the 31st March so please do contact me via the e-mail address on my profile and I will gladly get back to you with more details.
Thank you for your lovely comments; they are very much appreciated and I love to read them !
Have a wonderful weekend !
Hugs Jane x