Do you remember the lovely Designer Cuts cards and envelopes available in last Spring's catalogue? I came across a few of those in my stash and fell in love all over again. The laser-cut design is no less appealing a year later. I knew I had to use one to make a Valentine card.
Luckily I had a Blushing Bride stamp pad in my stash as well. That's the colour of the envelopes and also the colour that is simply outstanding against the soft Very Vanilla of the cardstock. A design began to form---I was getting excited about this spur-of-the-moment project.
I used a Hearts framelit as my stencil for the inside of the card. With that, I sponged a Blushing Bride heart that was perfectly centred to show off the laser-cut design of the front of the card. This was already looking nice. My next step was to find a frame of sorts for that laser-cut centre heart. What about a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Very Vanilla cardstock with a heart cut into it, framing the laser-cut heart? That would be perfect.
Once I used the Soft Brocade embossing folder on the piece of cardstock and then sponged some Blushing Bride over it as well as around the perimeter and the cut-out edge of the heart, I knew this would be the perfect frame for the laser-cut heart on the front of the card.
To add some dimension and more of the vintage feel, I cut some Brushed Gold cardfstock using my Big Shot and Little Leaves Sizzlits die and divided it into three small twigs. Then I added three of the lovely Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim vintage flowers, rubbed slightly over the Blushing Bride stamp pad. Adhered them to the upper left corner of the heart with my favourite Tombo liquid glue and then adhered the three small gold "twigs" in among the flowers.
My final touch was to stamp the large heart shape from the gorgeous You Are Loved stamp set on Very Vanilla cardstock using Blushing Bride ink. Then I stamped "Just Because" from the Vintage Verses stamp set using Crumb Cake ink. I cut that out using a Heart Framelit and used dimensionals to put it against the large cut-out-heart, in the bottom right corner.
On the inside, in the centre of the sponged heart shape, I stamped the sentiment from the You Are Loved stamp set.
Now, honestly, isn't that Romantic?