Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the last card of my 2017 Valentine’s series. I thought it’d be fun to design a card to send out to my besties. One of the sentiments in this stamp set called Love Notes from Neat and Tangled caught my eye–it says, “that we are friends.” This is what sparked the idea to send out cards to let my besties know how much I love them.
The coordinating die set is fabulous too because it cuts out the “love” sentiment and also a matte or a shadow for it. A lot of love dies debuted recently, but I like this font the best–it’s so pretty. It’s a set that you can truly use all year round. I try to chose sets for my collection that have versatility.
I did some simple Copic coloring on the love die and the rose. I wanted the love die to have an ombre effect, so I used red and pink Copics. I blended them where they met, so there were no hard lines. I kept the die in the paper to hold it in place while I colored.
The coordinating rose die cut it out right at the edge of the image. I used a Memento black marker to color over the sides, so no white would be showing.
I wanted a scalloped panel to attach all my elements to, but I don’t have one in my stash. I hooked up my Silhouette machine to my laptop and created one. It wasn’t cutting out properly; it didn’t cut all the way through the paper. Then I remembered I hadn’t cleaned out the blade for a while. The thin, white cap unscrews and exposes the blade, so you can wipe it clean from all the paper fibers that build up.
After that, it cut out cleanly again. Here is a free link to the file if you’d like to have this.
Silhouette format download link below:
Silhouette A2 Scallop matte download link
DXF format download link below:
DXF format A2 Scallop matte download link
I glued all my elements onto the pink panel with Multi Medium Matte glue. I don’t bother with putting a needle thin nozzle onto the bottle anymore–I could never get it to flow.
For some sparkle I added some Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine sequines to the card. I also painted over the love die cut with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter brush
Here is the video of how this card came together. You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube channel.
Thank you for visiting Jackie’s Craft Table!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Here’s my supply list:
Neat and Tangles stamps and coordinating dies: Love Notes