Monday, 29 January 2018

Sure Do Love You

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a great weekend.

Today's card is another project we had at team training last weekend, but with my spin on it. 

I'm really pleased how this card turned out. 

The object of the three projects we were given,was to show that the Painted With Love Suite wasn't just for St. Valentine's day, but to show that all the products sat just as comfortably as wedding, anniversary and engagement cards, too! 

I started with a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) card base, with a layer of Melon Mambo CS, with a top layer of Powder Pink CS. 

I dry embossed the top layer using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. 

Next I took a 2 3/8" strip of the larger heart design from the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), and added a Rich Razzleberry trim - top and bottom - that I'd made using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. 

I adhered both pieces so the scalloped edge was facing outwards on both sides, and then painted them with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. 

Then I adhered this across the card horizontally, using Tombow.

Next I took a layer of Melon Mambo CS, with a layer of Whisper White CS, onto which I stamped two of the leaf heart designs from the Sure Do Love You Stamp Set, using Melon Mambo Ink. 

I adhered the Whisper White CS layer to the Melon Mambo CS layer, and then adhered it to the card front using Dimensionals.

Using Powder Pink CS and Powder Pink Ink, I stamped two large solid hearts, and die cut them using the large heart die in the Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies. 

Next I ran the hearts through the Big Shot using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder, and adhered them inside the stamped hearts using Dimensionals. 

To create the banner, I started with a scrap of Whisper White CS, some Rich Razzleberry Ink, and the banner stamp from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.

I chose the congratulations sentiment from the Best Birds Stamp Set, and I curved the stamp round on my block so it would fit the shape of the banner stamp. 

It was a bit hit and miss but the way I did it was to stamp an image of the banner on a scrap of paper, and put the stamp on the block at what I thought look right. 
I put the stamp over the banner image so I could see where it needed to be adjustedt, and kept going until I was happy with it - one of the benefits of photopolymer stamps! 

Next I punched the banner out using the Duet Banner Punch, and adhered it across both hearts using Dimensionals.
To decorate the inside of the card I took a layer of Whisper White CS, and stamped two of the large solid hearts, using Powder Pink Ink as before, overlaying and offsetting them so they came off the sheet. 

I adhered this Whisper White CS layer onto a layer of Melon Mambo CS, and then adhered them inside the card.

As I said before, I'm pleased how this card turned out!

Tomorrow I'm hoping to work on the third project which is a box!

Before I go, I want to share a funny story with you about something that happened at Church yesterday! 

A man was giving his testimonial on how and why he became a Christian. He said he went to Church with his new girlfriend - now his wife and the mother of his children - and he was surprised that the men in the congregation were "normal" men! 

I'm not sure what he was expecing, but as you can imagingine, it caused a ripple of laughter through the Church! 

That's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Hi Jan, Lovely card and I would think this would be a great wedding or engagement card.. Thank you for providing us the details of how you did the card it is very helpful... many do not provide that insight. Thank you.

    Bernice P

    1. Hi, Bernice. I'm glad you like this design, and I'm pleased you like to have the instructions, too. Yes, I agree that it would be lovely for a wedding or engagement card! Many thanks. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.