This is the second week of my being the Hostess of the month over at: Crazy4Challenges
So my second challenge for all of you who like to play along is to make a Valentine’s Day card. February 9th is actually National Tooth Ache Day! I know! Who makes up this National Calendar of Days? But Thursday is Valentine’s Day! So here’s the steps to my Design Team inspiration card.
Step 1: Cut a rectangle from white card stock that measures 5..75 x 4.25″. Emboss this rectangle using Elizabeth Craft Designs Embossing Folder: 112 – Heart Strings
I used a heavy 110 lb. card stock because I like the deep embossing that results from heavier paper.
Step 2: Create a frame for the embossed panel by taping together, the largest and second largest dies in Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1120 – Stitched Rectangles
Now adhere the taped two dies onto black cardstock and run through your die cutting machine. The results will be a stitched black frame that fits perfectly over the embossed panel. Don’t adhere them together yet.
Step 3: Create a base card by scoring a pc. of white card stock at 5.5″ on the long side. Fold over for a book fold card. Trim to 5.25 x 6.50″. Cut a rectangle from red card stock (any weight} that measures 5 x 6.25″. Adhere to the base card, centered, leaving a 1/8″ border on all sides. Now adhere the white embossed panel onto the red panel, again centered. Now adhere the black frame over the embossed panel.
Step 4: I used a decorator “heart die” from a discontinued set from Karen Burniston, but any small heart die would work or even a sticker. The “XOXO” sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1269 – Love Sentiments
Step 5: This step is optional. For the inside of the card:
Cut a red card stock rectangle that measures 5 x 6.25″ and adhere to the inside right of the base card. I printed the sentiment I created in word on white card stock and then cut out the large white heart with my Silhouette machine. I cut the same red heart as on the front for the little red heart and used black and white baker’s twine to make it look like the red heart was hanging on a string!
Thanks so much for taking a look. Please join us over at: Crazy4Challenges this week! We want to be inspired from your Valentines Card.