Happy Valentine’s Day!

Can’t sleep – so I might as well do something useful – like updating my blog 🙂

Here is a Valentine’s card I made with the new beautiful Memory Box Dies.  I just love those dies!
There are so delicate and detailed and they cut very well.  Especially since I watched Dave’s video on special cutting techniques (from the Memory Box blog).  One very little useful trick he showed:  you cut your a piece of cardstock with your die once and inspect it for weak spots (where the die did not cut completely through on the cardstock).  You then place some regular scotch tape on the flat (non-cutting) side of the die where those weak spot were located.  I’ve put 2 or 3 pieces of scotch tape, one on top of each other.  I put it through my Vagabond (yes I got one for Christmas and I love it…), rolled it through the machine twice and all those little pieces of the heart fall right out!

Anyway, without further delay, here is my card:
(Did I say that I love those dies?  Isn’t this heart just beautiful?).

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Here is a different view of the heart, with the light shining on it, so that we can see the nice shiny cardstock.  It looks red in the photo, but it is actually fuchsia (more like in the photo above).  The little gems on the stems are also fuchsia and the pearl is kind of mauvy colour.

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Details:
I cut the Memory Box La Rue detailed heart out of pink self adhesive cardstock.
The Grand Heart (solid) is cut out of shiny fuchsia cardstock and mounted on the background with foam dots.
The background patterned paper is, if I remember correctly from the Echo Park Valentine’s collection.
The ribbon is fuchsia satin and covered with a little connecting heart ribbon (not sure of the brand, I purchased it at Bonnidée, my local stamping store).
The card base is thick watercolour paper.  The size of the card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.
To finish the card, I applied Starform stickers gems in fuchsia over the stems and a mauve Hero Arts pearl to the center.
Thanks for visiting my blog!  Merci de votre visite!

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