For this Valentine's card, I decided to drag out some older products that I haven't used in a while and do something a little different. I am using an old heart die and some flower punches. Its been a while using any punches, I tend to go for the dies now.
So this card I started off making the card base by doing some partial die cutting with a rectangle die to make a square front panel on a square card base. I cut out a border with the Joanna Sheen signature border die, and trimmed it to fit the square panel. I then cut out a heart die, this could be any heart die you have, I just happened to use the Nellie Snellen hearts and swan die that I have had for ages. It has a pretty lacy edge to it.
Next I cut out a swag of sukura blossom punches and some tiny star flower punches and made up a lot of the main flower where I have stacked one of the tiny stars on top of the sukura flower. I also made some of the tiny star flowers, which will be a filler for where the larger flowers don't meet. Also cut out just a few of the tiny leaf sprigs to pop around the circumference of the heart.
Then I set to and filled up all the heart with the flowers, and left them to dry. I went back and used the cosmic shimmer gold pearlised pva drops to fill in all the flower centres and left that to dry. As an alternative you could use any of the liquid pearl type or nuvo drop products in whatever colour you wanted. You could also use tiny seed beads or pearls instead, they would look great too.
Finally I made a banner and embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder and raised it above the flowers with foam tape, added a organza bow, and that is the card finished.
Here is a video of how I made the card
The materials I used to make the card are:
Card base 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches or 14.7 x 14.7cm
Joanna sheen signature Harriet Lace border die
Nellie Snellen Hearts and Swan Die
Sue Wilson stitched lattice frame die
Joy craft banner die
Carl punch Medium Sukura
Sullivan tiny star punch
Un-named small leaf sprig punch
White and green papers for flowers and leaves
Cosmic shimmer dries clear glue
Cosmic shimmer gold pearlised PVA
Quilled precision applicator bottle
Paper Xtra sentiment
Versamark watermark ink
Ranger gold embossing poweder
Scotch foam tape
White organza ribbon
Pearl heart embellishment
I hope you go through some of your old products that you might not have used in a while and give this one a go.