Thursday, January 21, 2021

Valentines Card Ideas using True Love DSP

I am just amazed at how versatile the True Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) is. Black and White goes with almost everything. It's been really fun to create these original projects for you this week. Both these cards would fall in the Avid card maker category since there are many steps, but they really aren't that difficult. Just think of it as "Me Time!"

The first Valentines Card is made from a 5-1/4" x 12" strip of the True Love DSP. It's all in the scoring to make this card. Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10". You mount the Gate Folded True Love DSP piece on a flat 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Basic Black piece. Inside goes a Basic White piece 3-7/8" x 5" which you can decorate as you'd like.

The Belly Band is a 1-1/2" x 11" piece of Basic Black, wrapped around the card, but not super tight. We want it to be able to slide up and down with just a little bit of friction. You can use Seal + adhesive to adhere the overlapping flaps together in the back.

Using the Stitched Be Mine Dies, cut the scalloped border out of Melon Mambo, trim to front band width and use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to add those strips to the inner front side of the belly band.

On Basic White with Melon Mambo ink, stamp the Happy Valentines Day from the Heartfelt stamp set and punch it out with the smaller heart of the Heart Punch Pack, and mount it on the scallop heart punched from the Heart Punch Pack out of the Love You Always Foil sheets. 

Using the Playful Alphabet Dies, I thought it would be fun to add some "hugs and kisses" with X and O die cut out of Melon Mambo cardstock scraps. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the letters down. Use Dimensionals to raise up the heart on the front of the belly band. Embellish with Resin Hearts in white.

Finish by adding a 2-3/8" x 6" piece of the True Love DSP to the flap of a Basic White Envelope and with Paper Snips trim off the excess. 

Peek Inside - So Cute!  A different heart was die cut with the Stitched Be Mine Dies out of Rainbow Glimmer Paper and placed with Liquid Glue. Using Melon Mambo ink, stamp the greeting from the Heartfelt stamp set.

The second card I'm sharing today could definitely be a Valentines card, but it could also be a Wedding or Anniversary card depending on what greeting you stamp inside. 

Start with a Melon Mambo 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card base, scored at 4-1/4".
Cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of True Love DSP.
Cut a 1" x 5" strip of Melon Mambo and adhere diagonally to front of DSP with edges hanging off. Trim off excess, then adhere layer to card front.

I've used the blending brushes again that I introduced yesterday here on my blog to color the fussy cut flowers from the True Love DSP.  I started with Blushing Bride Ink then added a smidge of Melon Mambo. Dimensionals were placed on the back.

I had die cut out two more hearts with the Stitched Be Mine Dies out of Rainbow Glimmer Paper and scotched taped them together, but it is hidden under the flower bunch. I also used liquid glue to affix the lower portion of the connected hearts to the Melon Mambo strip. Next I glued down a 1/2" x 4" Basic White piece that had it's ends punched with the Banners Pick a Punch.

Now add the Flower Bunch on top.  

Inside the card was a Basic White layer 4" x 5-1/4" with one fussy cut flower affixed down.

Finish by adding a 2-3/8" x 6" piece of the True Love DSP to the flap of a Basic White Envelope and with Paper Snips trim off the excess. 

Here's another close up of the True Love Designer Series Paper - so gorgeous!

So are you thinking of how you might use these card designs? I hope so. Your Valentine would love, love, love to receive one of these lovely cards.

Happy Stamping!

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