Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Card Class

For my Valentine's class, I designed cards to "die" for.  All about die cuts and embossing, that is.  Here are the cards from the class...
The first card is a gate fold using the heart set from DeNami Designs stamped in Burnt Umber ink.  I used the 1" and 1 1/2" punches to make the heart discs.  The center frame is cut using the Spellbinders Classic Scallop edge die set.  Love them!  I embossed the cream card pieces using a new Cheerylynn embossing plate.  I have to say I am a big fan of the Cheerylynn dies!!!
 Notice the inside of the card detail.  I've embossed using the Top Score Board template.  Easy Peasy!!!  and it adds such a nice finishing touch to the card.
 This Stained Glass Heart card is my favorite!!!  I could not wait to teach this technique.  I used the Heart within my Heart doily die from Cheerylynn.  Isn't it pretty!  I love this die!!!  You can do this technique with any die by using the negative and positive pieces.  Here's how I did it...
First I die cut the heart 2 times out of black and 1 time out of blue.  Then I embossed the blue pieces using an embossing folder.  Working on the backside of the pieces, I pieced them together (taking out the blue heart and replacing it with the black and putting the blue heart in the center.)  I then took a large piece of double stick tape and carefully taped the pieces in place (from the back).  I turned it over and added glitter to the front openings.  Peeled off the protective layer from the back of the tape and stuck on a piece of vellum.  I colored the back of the vellum with die markers to add color to the heart. I added a black ribbon to the bottom.  Then I attached the piece to a black card.  Last, I scored the other black heart die cut in the center and added adhesive just in the center and attached it to the front.

 This last card is stamped using Burnt Umber ink. the tree, accessory set and triple line stamp are from DeNami Designs.  I also used a couple small hearts I had from Darcie's.  One open and one solid.  I colored using Copic markers.  I used chartreuse & L'Amour red for the leaves, the triple line and solid hearts.
 I pop dotted a few of the bird houses to add dimension and finished it off with stickles.  I love my stickles!
 These are the treats I made for the class participants.  They are valentines pop holders.  I made a variety but here a just a few.  They are really easy and a cute little gift idea. 

I hope you enjoy the Valentine's class cards and ideas!

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