Hello! It is Valentine's season and our challenge over at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge can be either for a Valentine, or other special card as the Design Team will demonstrates on the blog. Do go check out their wonderful cards for our theme:
I wanted to create a special Valentine for my husband and using this color scheme makes for a very masculine look.
I just purchased this great die from Sizzix designed by Tim Holtz and thought it was perfect for a shaker card.
- I used the Sizzix Thinlits 66416 to die cut the heart with the heartbeat squiggle from 4" x 5 1/2" grey cardstock from Recollections.
- The front was then pressure embossed with Sizzix 3-D Confetti Hearts embossing folder.
- The squiggle didn't fare so well after being embossed so I die cut another and fussy cut tabs so it could be adhered to the back of the card front.
- A section of acetate was trimmed to fit the heart opening and Darice Adhesive foam strips were used to create the window around the heart. More foam adhesive was put around the outside edges of the card front.
- An A-2 card base was inked with Versa Fine Crimson Red before the card front was adhered. A small amount of heart confetti (manufacturer unknown--too old!) in the spot where the window will be in the card. It is much easier to center the card front on the card base using this method.
- The sentiment is by Technique Tuesday, a set from 2008 "All you need is Love". It is stamped in Versa Fine Crimson then die cut with Lawn Cuts Everyday Sentiments Banners. The custom length is done be placing the die cut piece back in the die to get the diagonal ends just where I wanted them.
Wait, there's more! Here is the inside of the card! I also loved the additional squiggle die cuts and had to use them on the inside.
- The heart and love squiggles are die cut from the same grey cardstock and adhered with very small dots of Zig blue at the tips of the lines.
- The inside sentiment is from the same Technique Tuesday set and is stamped in Vera Find Crimson Red.
- The final touch is a small cupid sequin, again it is so old I have no idea who made the sequins, but they sure come in handy around Valentine's Day!