• My Purple Valentine

by Sania Khatri January 30, 2020

Color Me Purple!

When the season of LOVE is approaching, the color palette that oft comes to mind is red, orange and yellow! We do love our classics (if you couldn't already decipher from our previous posts)!

So with the next card style, I decided to switch out the traditional romantic colors with a darker hue. 

Sparkling your heart

Using the Neenah white heavyweight cardstock, I cut the base (8-3/4"x 6"), scoring at 4-3/8". Keeping this aside for now, I used the same cardstock, cut a panel (3-7/8" x 5-1/2") and using the Altenew Halftone Hearts Nesting Dies, I die-cut a heart shape in the center of the panel. To add another element to this panel, I used an embossing folder to add another element to this panel. To make the hearts pop up more, I lightly grazed the VersaMark Stamp Pad over the embossed area and applied Ranger's Perfect Pearl Powder in Perfect Pearl. Make sure to set the powder with a spritz of water and set it aside to dry. This helps to prevent fallout. 

 Inking it up (Again)!

Being unable to find cardstock in all the shades of purple I would require, I whipped out my Altenew mini ink cubes (Enchanted Garden and Shades of Purple), and created half-inch strips in a purple gradient. Although I used all the 8 ink cubes to create the strips, I ended up using just 6 of the colors. So the other 2 go back into my stash!

Bringing it all together

Using the American Crafts Flip/Side Double-Sided Cardstock sheet in light purple, I cut a panel (5-3/4" x 4-1/8"). To ascertain where the strips need to be positioned, I first kept the embossed panel over the matting, and then positioned the die-cut heart piece to draw and outline in pencil. I also marked the edge of the embossed folder to ensure the strips did not show outside the die-cut area. 

Now to add the gloss

Once I adhered the strips, I mounted the embossed panel and kept this piece aside for now. Using the Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut, I die-cut "LOVE" 3 times and stacked them together, and positioned it within the die-cut heart window over the strips. I added Ranger's Glossy Accents to the center die-cut to enhance the shine of the cardstock. It would have been easier if I had mounted this panel onto the base before adding the glossy accents (you live and you learn!). 

For the final touch, I added some embellishments in various sizes. 



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