Friday, February 2, 2018

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness

Happy Groundhog Day! I didn't make a card today for the Groundhog but here's to him...
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I did make a card for you to view, however...

Yay...I used up another piece of DSP! It's a retired one from a pack called "Love Blossoms." It fits perfectly in the CFC #192 challenge
 as well as Just Add Ink #394..."Romance" challenge.
My layout was inspired by the FUSION - Stained Glass Hearts challenge. 

I checked out some stained glass techniques at Splitcoaststampers and decided to try them for two of the hearts. One was done on vellum and one on acetate. I scrapped the acetate one because it melted! The top heart is the vellum one and I love the way it turned out. I inked up the heart with Versamark, stamped the vellum and sprinkled red glitter on it, heated it and cut it out. All three hearts are from the Heart Happiness stamp set and are cut out with the matching dies, Sweet & Sassy. The second heart was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Versamark Ink, sprinkled with red glitter and heat embossed. The striped heart was stamped in Real Red on Glossy Cardstock. 

I used two of the dies from the Petal Palette Bundle for my sentiment and its "mat". Love those dies too! The sentiment is from Party Pandas, which is exclusive to the Sale-A-Bration promotion. I stamped it twice in Real Red and added an Enamel Shaped Real Red heart and adhered it with dimensionals.

For the inside, I used the cluster of hearts from Heart Happiness and the large heart and sentiment are from Bloomin' Love. For the clusters, I used Rose Red ink and stamped off once for each set except one, which was full strength to add a little contrast. The sentiment and flowery heart are stamped in Real Red. I mounted the Whisper White mat onto a panel of Real Red and adhered it to the card base.

I think I'll give this to my husband for Valentine's Day. He got his first one from me 49 years ago when he was serving in Viet Nam. We started out being pen pals and the rest is history.

Thank you for joining me today.


  1. What a great card to give to your best friend and love! And - I love your Ground-Palm Day picture! :)

  2. This is brim filled with romance Karen! I love your array of glittery hearts and what a fabulous inside. I'm sure your husband will love it! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Thank you, Mary and Kim, for stopping by leaving such wonderful comments.

  4. Ohhh, What a sweet card, you have a great collection of Heart elements. A lovely card for a valentine. Chantell Just Add Ink

  5. This is so pretty Karen! I love your vellum heart and how well it works with your background DSP and thelovely collection of hearts you’ve paired it with. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. That is such a beautiful card Karen and I'm sure your hubby will love it. How special that he still has your first card all those years later... True love!
    Thanks for joining us this week at JAI - Chlo x

  7. Cute cards! Great story about meeting your husband. So glad you shared your creations with everyone at the CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Such sweet cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion Challenge blog, and at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! :)

  9. Beautiful Valentine Cards! Your stamping is amazing!

  10. Thank you, all, for stopping by and leaving comments. I appreciate it.


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