A Gift for You.

Welcome back, everyone! Lately I’ve been focusing on Valentine’s Day cards that do not involve a lot of hearts or images that are traditionally Valentine. This card could also be a Lunar New Year card (05 February)–it’s the year of the pig just in case you were wondering.

I enjoyed making this card because there is no black ink or outline stamping. I also really enjoyed all the die cut elements and the texture it creates. I hope to do more cards like this soon.

I started with a red gradient ink blended background on a spare piece of cardstock and set it aside. I cut out the larger circle of the Spellbinders Coin die from a piece of kraft cardstock and adhered the red gradient background behind the kraft. The coin die was cut from a piece of copper foil cardstock with the center square cut out. I glued this die cut onto the center of the red gradient background.

The branch and flower are from Altenew Vintage Flowers. I did some stamping on the flowers with the second layer of the stamp with grey dye ink. I used a gold liquid shimmer pen to add the center detail of the flowers and arranged all the die cuts onto the branch.

The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words. I white heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of red cardstock and used foam squares to give it a bit of rise on the card.

I hope you all enjoyed this card. I like mixing brands together to come up with a unique look. I can’t wait to see what you all create for Valentine’s Day!

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