This card was the second card I created when I visited Brandi and the one where I felt I started getting my stride. I used the Joie des Fêtes set and decided to ink the Valentine sentiment this time. I flipped the sketch on its side to have the sentiment fit one of the panels.
I liked the colours from the Berry Blossoms Designer papers and thought they would make an interesting Valentine's Day combo. I used two pieces of paper for the panels, and one on the back of the card. If you look closely at that one in the back, you'll notice I scored the left side and folded it over to show the backside of the paper, then I added a scallop edge made out of white cardstock. The flowery panel was decorated with pearls, my favorite detail on the card.
I colored the sentiment with markers and added touches of Smooch pearlized accent on parts of the image. I hadn't tried that item before and when I saw that Brandi had some, I was curious to give it a try. I like the soft shimmer it has and how easy it is to apply. The tip of the applicator is a thin felt tip (reminds me of liquid eyeliner), so it is very easy to apply in small doses and in tight spots. For the card base , I selected a background stamp I don't have at home, Très chic (now retired).
To mimick the oval in the sketch, I added two overlapped punched hearts and decorated them with a button and a bow. The largest heart was stamped with the heart from the Best Friends Forever set.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Joie des Fêtes (Festive & Fun), Best Friends Forever, Très Chic
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Whisteria Wonder
Designer papers: Berry Blossoms
Inks: Old Olive, Basic Black
Punches: Full Heart, Heart to Heart, Scallop Edge
Accessories: Markers, Smooch pearlized accent, Button, Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels,