Happy Hearts and Chocolates Day!

Part of this post is very old (like, a year old) and part of it is very this-week.  Last February (yes, A YEAR AGO) Lori mailed me some of these gold foil Happy Valentine’s Day die cuts from a die she has in the store, so I could make some cards.  Long before they ever arrived in my mail box, we’d given them up for lost.  Just a weeny little envelope, nothing special for size or markings, but it took 6 weeks to get here!!  So, shout out to the USPS!!  But you get to see the cards they made THIS year.

Let’s have a look see, shall we?


The first two cards have a piece of vellum layered over top to fade the patterned paper back a little.



This card has some vellum too, but I cut it into a scalloped rectangle, using a die I have.  Can you see it?  I used some gold/white wrapping paper I have too, as the backdrop to the gold sentiment and the flower and leaves die cuts.


On this last card, I embossed a piece of grey cardstock with a Sizzix Textured Impressions Roses embossing folder, and kept the adornments simple with just some metallic leaf sequins and some gold acrylic dots.  Such an elegant color combo I think.


Well anyway, you know what they say about better late and all that.

Moving on, I saw this technique somewhere in my wanderings on the inter webs this week and decided to make a detour on my walk that very morning to stop in at the local Sally Beauty store near my house.


This a product I knew nothing about!  It’s this super narrow, metallic nail tape, for doing fancy manicures I guess, but IMO they’re put to way more fun use like this!  I laid down an outline of a heart shape on watercolor paper, using washi tape and then added layers and layers of this nail tape to divide the shape into mosaic-like sections.




Then I watercolor painted.  Once dry, I removed the tape and was left with this fun result!



And then!?  They turned into these cards!



(Can you believe how well those die cut feathers match the painted heart??  Not even planned!)  (Those die cuts are from the Pink Paislee line, called Moonstruck.)


And finally…


Don’t ask me about the flower embellishments on this card.  They are pure Vintage Scrapbook supplies!  SEI and Making Memories I think?  From before most of you were born.  But the Nuvo drops on these cards are current and available in the store!

So that’s it; thanks for stopping by today!

0 thoughts on “Happy Hearts and Chocolates Day!

  • Ooh I love the watercolour hearts. Geometric patterns have been so popular lately…this is such a good idea.

  • Lovely cards.  What a beautiful Valentine’s Day die.
    Thanks for sharing that fabulous technique! Great way to use nail tape. LOL

  • What a wonderful, beautiful set of cards!  I am totally in love with the last ones where you attached the stripes before water coloring–wonderful effect.  Thank you for sharing.

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