Monday, February 26, 2018

Love and Kisses

Hi everyone - Ann here with a pretty little card for someone special - Love and Kisses.

I'm still loving the white on white effect, and have kept it up with this card, with an embossed layer of white on a white card base.  The Love die comes with a 'shadow' die, or outline die, which this time I have cut in vellum, just to 'smooth' out the embossed background behind the word.

Inside my card, I have repeated the flower, and a few stems - to tie into the front of the card.

These are the steps (and a tip or two) to complete this card:

1.  Cut card base 28 x 10.5cm and fold in half to create a top fold card.

2.  The embossed panel measures 10 x 13cm - the tip here is to cut it before embossing - otherwise the lovely embossed pattern becomes flattened if you cut your rectangle using a die, which I did.

3.  Die cut Love from a soft pink card stock, and the shadow from vellum - of course, you can cut the word from any colour card and mount it on white, which looks stunning.

4.  The flowers are white heat embossed on vellum - I chose two blooms from Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set - and then coloured them with two shades of peach Copic markers on the back.  The tip here is colouring on the back of vellum makes it so easy - no need to avoid the white embossing, so that when you turn it over, the white is clean and the colouring is so soft.

5.  Die cut a few leaf sprays or stems - mine are from MFT Leafy Greenery.

6.  On a scrap piece of white card, 1cm high, stamp a sentiment to complement the die - I used part of a sentiment 'and Kisses' from the Altenew stamp set Heartfelt Sentiments.  This is a wonderful stamp set, with so many sentiments that can be used for all occasions.

7.  Arrange the elements of the card - my main concern was the flower spray, so placing that in the bottom right corner, I fitted the focal Love die just below the centre line of the card, glued it down with Mono Multi glue behind the letters, then attached the flowers and leaves below it.  I tucked the little stamped sentiment below the Love.  Then using fun foam behind the dry embossed panel, I popped it up on the front of the card.  I added a pearl to the centre of each flower.

So there you have it - a new word die for me, and a very pretty embossing folder, to make yet another flower card!  I can never have enough - it seems!

Thanks so much for visiting today, and I wish you lots of crafty time!

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MFT Leafy Greenery die


  1. Perfectly pretty Ann, those vellum flowers are gorgeous!

  2. Love the soft vellum flowers. Great card Ann

  3. Oh wow, that is so so pretty

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous Ann...and so delicate looking...and I just love how you've done the inside of the card as well...very very pretty...!! :)


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