• My Beautiful Pink Valentine

by Sania Khatri February 06, 2020

Hello, My Beautiful!

Who here loves pink? Well, to be honest, it's not really my jam. I had a phase where everything in my room was pink, to hating it in the absolutes, to now starting to accept it back into my life (in short spades, of course). But this blog is not about me. As much as I would have loved to have made this card in any other color besides pink, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and I have to say, I'm not disappointed with the results!

Taking your heart for a loop

Although we love our Altenew stamps and dies, I wanted to use the Concord & 9th Retro Petals Turnabout stamp set. I like to stamp on a 6"x6" cardstock before trimming it down to size, but you could always fashion a jig (or pick one up) and use the exact size of cardstock required. I used the Distress Ink in Spun Sugar for this card.

Cut this panel down to 3-1/4" x 4-7/8". Because I used a 6"x6" panel, I can pick the area with the best stamp impression. To trim this down further, I cut out 1" strips, trimmed off 1/8" strip and repeated the process 2 more times. Be sure to mark the order of the strip on the back to save time in trying to figure out the right order for their final placement. 

Always a little shine, and a little sparkle!

I didn't want to use regular cardstock for the matting, so of course, I picked the shimmery white one. Using foam tape, I added the 1" strips to the shimmer cardstock. Because of the space between the strips, the shimmer adds another element to the card. I stamped a sentiment from the Altenew Inked Rose Stamp set in the same color as the background on the shimmer cardstock (1"x3-1/4"). To add more interest around the sentiment, I used Altenew Coral Charm Stamp Layered Stamp set and stamped the flower and leaves outline on vellum using the Versamark Clear Stamp Pad and embossed those with the Ranger Silver Pearl Embossing Powder.

 

And here is some more pink!

For the final touch of pink, I took a 3-3/4"x5-3/8" cardstock and darkened the edges. This will serve as a background. Using double-sided tape, add the previously assembled panel to this cardstock. I then added the sentiment strip with the vellum die cuts under it. To add some gloss, I also added some Clear Droplets from The Stamp Market around the sentiment. 

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