Saturday, January 29, 2022

Sending Love!

Hello friends!  I have another card to share today using products 

I am using Simon Says Stamps Folding Heart and Window Wafer die.  I started with white card stock, gold glitter card stock, and vellum.  This Folding Heart and Window Wafer die  creates three different looks (an outline frame, a solid heart, and a folded heart. I backed the gold glitter frames with a vellum die cut heart.  

I die cut more frames using white card stock to add behind the hearts for added dimension.  I die cut the Delicate Branch die using more vellum. Once all of the elements were ready, I focused on the background.

For the background, I started with white card stock. I ink blended the background using scattered straw distress ink, old paper distress ink, and broken china distress ink.  I used the Berries and Leaves Stencil with a baby wipe to create a white shadow effect.  Once it dried, I shifted the stencil slightly and added old paper distress ink to the top.  This technique is called ghost stamping when using a stamp.  However, in this case, it is ghost stenciling modified with a baby wipe.

Once the panel was dry, I stamped Hero Arts Script Bold Prints background using a combination of broken china and rocky slope inks. I used an artist brush with black acrylic paint to add black splatters. I arranged all of the elements onto the card. I added foam tape to add the panel to a top folding white card stock base.

 For the sentiment, I used SSS Tiny Words stamp set.   I stamped using versamark ink onto true black card stock and white embossed. I die cut using my Paper Rose Studio sentiment strips die.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.

I am playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge  and Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Here is a list of many of the products I generally
use every time I make a card.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Betty I love the non-traditional colours of your Valentine and the detail in creating the background is amazing - so worth it! Thanks for playing along with our current TicTacToe and Festive Friday challenges!

  2. Oh, Betty! WOW! The background you created is amazing! I know it took time to create it, but it was well worth it, as Joanne stated. The yellow and blue are gorgeous together, and I love the touch of bling. I am so glad you shared with us at Festive Friday. Thank you for playing with us!

  3. Love that soft background and the vellum hearts. I also love that you chose to not going the more expected color scheme. The soft blue and yellow is beautiful. So glad you joined us at Festive Friday this week

  4. That is just beautiful. So much gorgeous detail. Thank you for linking up to the Festive Friday Challenge.

  5. Betty I love your background and non traditional colours. I walys love it when people use different colours. Thanks for playing along in the Fest Friday Challenge

  6. This is an absolutely gorgeous creation. I love the subtle background, the color combination, the die cut in the background and those wonderful hearts. Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday.

  7. Congratulations, Betty! Your fabulous creation was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!


Thanks so much!

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