Love was definitely in the air for our Facebook Live session on 12th February! I went with a ‘Heart’ theme and made 4 cute cards all with hearts that would work just as well for Valentine’s Day or other occasions. I used the Heart Happiness stamp set on all of them and just added appropriate sentiments from some of my other sets. If you missed the broadcast you can watch it back here:
But, the cards! Well, here they are. I think you’ll agree that we were able to create some quite different looks and cards suitable for different occasions from just this one set. Hearts are always good, right? The sentiments were from two of my favourite sets Petal Palette and Happy Birthday Gorgeous. You can find the dimensions and supplies for each card below – enjoy!
Card 1 – Indigo & Lime Hearts
For this first card I used a colour I love but don’t use often enough (Island Indigo) and paired it with one of my favourite colours (Lemon Lime Twist) to create a contemporary masculine card. The combination was inspired by the Peacock card I made last during last week’s Facebook Live, which you can see here The sentiment is from one of my favourite stamp sets – Happy Birthday Gorgeous. I think this card could look great in all sorts of colour combinations.
- Whisper White Card Base 14.5cm x 21cm
- Island Indigo 14cm x 9cm
- Whisper White 13.5cm x 8.5cm
- Whisper White 2cm x 8cm plus scrap approx 10cm x 10cm
Card 2 – Heat Embossed Heart
For our next card, we had fun with the ‘magic’ of heat embossing! I still love that moment when the powder begins to melt and turn glossy – it really is like magic! And the viewers agreed 🙂 The sample card I made in pink and although I hadn’t intended it to, it looked like a Baby card to me, so I decided to do another in blue. I also think this would make a great Wedding or Engagement card if done with black. The sentiment is from another of my favourite stamp sets – Petal Palette. I also showed a great little ‘cheat’ to get the bows without having to do any fiddly bow tying!
- Soft Sky / Blushing Bride Card Base 14.5cm x 21cm
- Whisper White 14cm x 10cm
- Crumb Cake 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Card 3 – Black & Red Hearts
Our third card uses the more traditional red for Valentine’s day. By pairing it with black I think you get a very stylish, masculine card. The black shimmer ribbon adds a great touch of luxury ( I love this ribbon as I think it adds a touch of elegance to any project). Again, you could easily swap the sentiment out for something else if you wanted.
- Real Red Card Base 14.5cm x 21cm
- Basic Black: 14cm x 10cm
- Whisper White 13.5cm x 9.5cm plus scrap approx 10cm x 10cm
Card 4 – Floral Heart Birthday
Our final card wasn’t a Valentine’s card at all and I let you into a little secret! My original sample used White, but when I was preparing for the class I found I didn’t have enough so swapped it for Vanilla. I actually preferred the Vanilla so it was one of those happy accidents that sometimes happens in crafting! I used my Stampin’ Blends to colour the flowers but you could use your markers, watercolour pencils, or any other colouring medium. I love that we were able to create another completely different look using the same stamp sets.
- Very Vanilla Card Base 14.5cm x 21cm
- Old Olive 14cm x 10cm
- Very Vanilla 13.5cm x 9.5cm plus scrap approx. 10cm x 10cm
So there we have it, lots of inspiration from just one stamp set – love it!! I hope this has inspired you and that you have a wonderful valentine’s day, however you choose to spend it.
I’ve also entered these cards into the following challenges:
As always, I’d love it if you purchased your supplies from me. Make sure to use this month’s Host Code for an extra ‘Thank You’. During February, I’m offering 5% off all orders to celebrate my 5th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To claim your discount, email me your order rather than using the Online Shop option and I’ll process it for you.