Hi Stampers. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  For today’s blog post, I’ve decided to play along with the Pals Paper Arts team 2.  Their challenge this week was a sketch challenge.  I chose to use the new Bloomin’ Love stamp set to make a Valentines Day card.

woodgrain-be-mineThis card starts off with a Rose Red card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  I used the Hardwood background stamp and stamped onto it in Rose Red ink.  Next is a 3″ x 4.25″ layer of Pink Pirouette card stock and I used the flower heart and the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Love stamp set (from the new 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog) to stamp onto that layer in Pink Pirouette ink.  This layer was then adhered to the card base with stampin’ dimensionals. I used the banner stamp from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set to stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock with Pink Pirouette ink and and the be mine  stamp to stamp the words in the banner with Rose Red ink.  I then used the banner framelit from the large numbers framelit set to cut it out and adhered it to the heart with a dimensional cut in half (half on either side of the banner).

For the circle in the bottom right corner, I used the circle framelit to cut a 2″ circle (you could also use a 2″ circle punch) and stamped My Valentine onto it in Rose Red ink, stamping a little to the left side.  I then cut a little bit off the right side of the circle and lined that up with the edge of the card (as seen in photo).  I adhered this with stampin’ dimensionals (to maintain the same height as the middle layer, the dimensionals are on the circle adhered to the woodgrain frame.  The final touch of sparkle was added by using a few rhinestones to the center of the flowers.

I happen to have a TON of retired Designer Series Paper, so I had cut it all into 6″ x 6″ squares to make it easier to store and look through.  Those happen to be the perfect size to work with the envelope liner framelit – so I’ve been lining my envelopes of my cards.  Cool idea – don’t you think?

Have a stampin’ good day, my friends!

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