Be My Valentine

I was first inspired by the new Mini Catalog to make this card. I set out to make the one exactly as seen on page 75.

But then I didn’t have the paper they used on the background and I really liked the idea of a Rococo Rose, Grey and White color scheme. So well, you can see what happened there when I took the road less travelled and was pleasantly surprised when I ended up in a place I never imagined. LOL.

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Smoky Slate Cardstock 4 1/4 h” x 11″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w.
Background: Basic White 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w.
Sentiment Layer: 
Smoky Slate Cardstock scrap.
Heart: Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper scrap.
Flowers & Leaves: Basic White, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey and Vellum scraps.
Inside Layer: Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w.

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Run the Background through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Then attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Attach an Adhesive Sheet to the scrap Love You Always Specialty Designer Series paper and die cut with the Heart.
  5. Adhere the Heart to the Background.
  6. Stamp the Sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Smoky Slate scrap, die cut with the Banner Die, and fold along the score lines.
  7. Attach the Sentiment to the Card using Stampin’ Seal.
  8. Die cut various leaves from Basic White, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey and Vellum scraps.
  9. On Basic White scrap, stamp two of each flower in Rococo Rose ink, use Rococo Rose Blender Pens to color, and then die cut.
  10. Arrange the leaves and flowers and then glue dot in place.
  11. Add Elegant Faceted Gems.
  12. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  13. Decorate the envelope.
  14. It’s Beautiful! Put it in the mail today.

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Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit