February 4, 2021

Hugs & Kisses


I have a post up on the Birch Press Design Blog today featuring the Dahlia Heart Layer die set and the Jumbo Lingo Hugs dies. It's so hard to believe that Valentines is coming up soon! I feel like I just put Christmas away, Christmas 2019!!

I am also submitting this card to the Color Hues Challenge #11 - Red & Pink!

I think this is such a fun new challenge but time keeps slipping away from me and then I miss the deadline!

I used the Dahlia Heart Layer dies to create a slimline Valentines card. Using one sheet of white cardstock I was able to make my card base which is 8 1/2" x 7". The remaining piece of cardstock left was 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". I trimmed a 1/4" off of the length and now had the perfect sized mat for the front of my card. 

I started by ink blended a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks--Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries. Once the panel was blended I tapped some watered down Perfect Pearls over the panel to add some interest and set it aside for now.

Using the Dahlia Heart Layer A die, I cut a heart near the upper portion of the 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" panel.

I trimmed my ink blended panel down and adhered it to the back of the front panel that I cut the heart from.

Next I used the Dahlia Heart Layer A die and cut it from gold sparkle cardstock. I added liquid adhesive to the back of the gold sparkle heart and I inlaid it into the heart cutout. I panel was adhered to the card base leaving a small 1/8" border.

The hugs sentiment is from the Jumbo Lingo Hugs die EH|SSS. I cut the base layer from my ink blended panel and the top layer with the same gold sparkle cardstock I used for the heart. It was attached to the card using small pieces of foam tape.

To finish off the card I splattered a bit of yellow gold metallic watercolour on to the card front. Then I embossed the XOXO using gold pearl embossing powder.

Thanks so much for stopping in today, hope the sun is shining where you are!


Cat Craig said...

Lovely colors here Tracey.

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the slimline design and all that glitter.

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty heart and I love what the speckles add! This is wonderful, Tracey!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Tracey
Beautiful is not sufficient to appreciate the card. Today I made a shaker card and thanks to you it came fine. Stay safe and blessed

I Card Everyone said...

Tracey, this is absolutely exquisite - with just the perfect touch of whimsy!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flower in the middle
of the heart. Fantastic idea.
thanks for sharing.

maria f. said...

Just love how you carried the two tone idea through to all aspects of the design.

Nancy said...

How creative is this! I am in love with this design Tracey! The speckled background is just subtle enough and those bold letters are so fun! I am thrilled to see your fabulous work in our gallery at Color Hues, as I know how busy you are, so it is much appreciated! Take care!

Celeste Goff said...

Love this decorative heart but I also love how you kept the card clean and simple!

Linda said...

That dahlia heart is so pretty Tracey. Beautiful card. Hope all is well with you.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful Valentine card! Love the heart and fabulous slimline design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Color Hues Challenge! ❤️

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing pair of hearts...love the inking and all the sparkle!