Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine's Card for Mom

Hello crafting friends. Today, I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog sharing a Valentine card I made to send overseas to my mom.  She lost her Valentine (my dad) 22 years ago! I know that she thinks about him and misses him a lot on Valentine's Day, so I always make a card to let her know that she is loved by her children, grandchildren and great-grandkids :-)

I used the Entwined Hearts from Elizabeth Craft Designs to cut the hearts in red card stock. Next, I cut and embossed the Long Stem Rose from Frantic Stamper. I cut both the line rose and the backing rose in red and in green. Before making any of these cuts, since I was working with delicate dies, I used a Stick-It Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card stock before making the cuts. This also creates a firmer hold when placing delicate dies on embossed card stock.

I used Memento Lady Bug ink to shade in all the embossed areas on the rose.

I used Memento Cottage Ivy ink to shade in the stem and leaves of the line rose and the backing rose.
Once this was done, I assembled the rose and placed it over the entwined hearts die cut. I adhered the rose and the extra little hearts using a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen .  
For the inside, I used the smaller version of the entwined hearts and stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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  1. Lena, this is beautiful. I love the simple colors, embossed background (who makes that ef?) and the rose is the perfect addition. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I see where you used the same ef on a previous card... no need to respond to my earlier question. thanks.

  3. This is so elegant and beautiful!! I love the embossing and the pretty rose!! Your Mom will treasure this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. OMG Lena WOW!! What a GORGEOUS card!! love how you layered Th Sheraton and your flower is so beautiful!! You totally did a Super Outstanding Creative Job !! All of your Brilliant and Ingenious ideas sure make for a Magnificent Card!! YOU so TOCK!!

  5. Oh dear friend, this is elegance at its sweetest. The dies are lovely, made even more beautiful by your magic with them. The background is a stunner... an abundance of hearts will wrap your mom in love. Stunning creation, Lena. You always inspire. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  6. This card is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the pretty embossing and the gorgeous rose!! Have a great day.

  7. Elegant and romantic and fresh. The heart frame die cut is beautiful, don’t think I’ve seen this one before...

  8. I am sure your mom will love this card.
    Can you put the die on my wishlist please????


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