Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine...You're an 11

I had the worst migraine for several days...so unfortunately no computer time or stampin' time for me...just hanging out in the dark wanting to gouge my eyes out. Thankfully yesterday I felt good enough to make some Valentine cards. Here is one I created for my hubby.


When I create masculine cards I usually don't do bows or scallops...but couldn't help using the new Adorning Accents Edgelits with coordinating embossing folders and I just HAD to try out the new Heart Framelits...and of course the cutest one is the scalloped one! (plus someone challenged me to use it on a card saying it was too big and could only be used for scrapbooking.) I think it works here, but at just over 5 1/4" I'm sure I'll be using it more for scrapin'. As far as the bow...well...it just needed one! I think it's OK since it's Valentines Day, right?

At least the color combo of Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Basic Black & Whisper White is quite manly. Along with the I {LOVE} Love Jumbo Wheel, I used the Hostess Set Perfect Words for the sentiment...emphasized with a Red Glimmer heart cut using the smallest of the heart framelits.

I have a little trick to share that I've been using to create more sizes to layer using the Framelits. Probably most of you have already thought of this, but in case I'll share anyways...See the Cherry Cobbler heart stamped with the wheel? That was cut using the 2nd largest heart framelit; but the Basic Gray layer behind it was cut by hand simply by tracing around the outer edge of the same framelit I used to cut the Cherry heart, since the cutting edge is on the inside edge of the die. So, if you don't mind a little hand cutting, using the framelits as a template is an easy option to create more layers.
Check back tomorrow for a feminine Valentine. Enjoy your day!

3 comments:

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Lynn,
Your male Valentine card is nice....why are mens cards so darn hard to pull off?
Your card is great...
Your blogger buddy

Beth said...

Oh my! Never thought of using the framelit itself for the template to make a smaller layer! That is absolutely brilliant! Thanks! :)

Michelle said...

LOVE the colours!