Monday, February 14, 2022

Love You!

Happy Valentine's Day, friends!  I have a Valentine card to share today.

I started with white card stock.  I used PFS Slimline Hearts Builder  Layering Stencil Set.  You can slide the stencils over and line them up to create as large a panel as you need. I combined coral reef, passion fruit, and candy apply inks for the hearts.  I added some Pops of Colors Glitter Snowflake with a palette knife to a few of the hearts after watching Jennifer McGuire's Stepped-Up Stencil Layering.  I must remember to do this more often.  I really like the look.  

I die cut the panel using an A2 Rectangle die.  I ink blended another white card stock panel with more of the candy apple ink to coordinate with the colors of the stenciling. I added the  heart panel at a slight tilt on top then added both to a top folding white card stock base using some foam tape.   Brushed Sentiments Die

  Once the background was done, I focused on the focal elements.  I layered a Stitched Scalloped Circle die, a red glitter card stock layered shaker hearts die, and a Leafy Branch die using vellum.  

For the sentiment, I used the same colors of ink with the Brushed Sentiments Layering Stencils and die cut with the Brushed Sentiments die. I finished the card with a few Metallic Gold Pearls.  

I am playing along with a few blog challenges. Tic Tac Toe, As You See It, and Festive Friday Challenge.

My favorite technique is layering stencils!

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. Fabulous card. I love how all the elements come together so beautifully. The soft vellum leaves are a perfect addition. So glad you shared this beauty with us at Festive Friday this week

  2. So many pretty details, I just love how you added those gold pearls. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday.

  3. So intriguing - I have to try this! It sur made for a beautiful card for us, so much depth, all in one layer! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

  4. Beautiful card! Love all the special touches you add to make your card so spectacular. Thank you for playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge

  5. Wow! Layering stencils make for fabulous designs! This is a stunning valentine card. So intricate! Thanks for sharing your technique with us at As You See It Challenges.

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  7. Layering stencils is something I haven't tried but I love the effect Betty - it adds so much interest and depth to your pretty Valentine's card. Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week - and TicTacToe Challenge and Festive Friday too!

  8. The look of the layered stencils is fabulous! I do like the way you've layered up your focal point as well. It's a gorgeous creation and I'm so glad you shared it with us at As You See It.

  9. Wowza! I am amazed at the stencils that are on the market these days...they create gorgeous backgrounds and are so versatile! This Valentine ticks all the boxes for's beautiful! Thanks for playing with our Tic Tac Toe challenge as well as As You See It this week!


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