Monday, February 13, 2017

Love You So Much

I've had this Hero Arts set for quite a while but for some reason this is the first time that I've used it.  I think the trend of cutting the die cut word and making it pop is so fun and now I had to try it.  

What I Used to Make my Card:
Mottled Pink Base Card
Subtle Shimmer Pink Cardstock
Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut, DC175
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Labels, 660060
Hero Arts Strawberry Ink
Darice Embossing Folder Mini Hearts 1219-223
Pink Scrap Card from stash
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

I've had all of the pink cardstock in my stash for ages and I honestly have no idea where I got them, I think I got the Subtle Shimmer Pink out of an old kit. It's really pretty in real life and I hope I captured some of the beauty in my pictures.

The first thing I did was cut out the word "love" four times out of the subtle shimmer pink card.  I glued them all together, which was easier than I thought it would be since I typically have trouble lining things up.  I used the glue pen to stick them together.  If you do a lot of intricate work, use any type of cut outs or little embellishments on your projects you HAVE to get one of these pens! It is
This picture shows some of the
dimension on the card
so easy to get the glue where you want it and the adhesive sticks forever. There is nothing more disappointing than to get a card that has fallen apart because the adhesive failed (well, maybe a few things, but not many.)

So, I have my "love" cut out set aside and I embossed a piece of pink card with
This is the mottled pink
the Darice embossing folder and trimmed it down.  I made the card base out of 
some mottled pink card I found in my stash.  I attached the embossed layer and then attached the little sentiment that I stamped and die cut. Lastly, the layered "love" was glued on and the card was done.  The technique of popping the word die was easier than I thought and the look is rather striking; I hope the trend sticks around a while longer. 

Another look at the card. The colors
 aren't as true as in the top card.
Thank you SO much for visiting my blog. I hope I inspired you to try something new or play with something old. And I don't know about you, but I am burned out on Valentine's Day. I think I've seen enough love and hearts for a while! Fondly, Christi

I would like to support these challenges by entering my Love You So Much Card:
a2z Scrapbooking Monthly Challenge - (M) Any Shade of Red (entry #2)
The Artistic Stamper - (M) Love Hearts 
Die Cut Diva's - (M) Use Red or Pink
Mod Squad Challenge - Use Wet or Dry Embossing (Texturize)
Crafty Cardmakers - #182, Add Some Texture
A Blog Named Hero - (M) CAS Challenge (entry #2)

Very Special thanks to my editor, Nana Connie <3 
Need to find some challenges? Take a look at Challenges for Days - the easy to read, easy to use challenges blog.  We are always looking for new challenges and new people to help out. We'd appreciate it if you'd help us spread the word! 


  1. Wonderful embossed background, Christi! That shimmery, pink card stock really works to showcase the sentiment.

    1. Thank you Nana Connie - I'm thrilled you like it :) xo

  2. Yes, very striking look and your card is awesome. Love the little hearts embossing folder. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you soon.
    Barbara DT Member

  3. Very cute card and I love that embossing folder. Those little hearts are a perfect background for your sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Hugs) Cara
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

    1. Thanks for stopping by Cara - I just got the embossing folder from ConsumerCrafts (very reasonably priced Darice stuff!) as a gift from me, to me, cause I love me :) xoxo

  4. Love your card, the shine on your love die cut just makes this card PERFECT! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

    1. Thank you Macimbalo - you will be seeing me a lot as I've subbed to the Monthly Kit :)

  5. Very lovely and elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this month. Hope to see your pretty art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  6. Really love your CAS card! The dry embossing gives it so much interest and I love that you have added a chipboard-like sentiment with lots of glitter ;o) Thank you for joining my "Add some Texture" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers Blog! Happy crafting,

  7. A lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  8. Love your choice of shimmer for the sentiment. You're right - the stacking of the die-cut sentiment adds the dimension required to set it apart from the rest of the card (instead of trying to stick dimensionals behind!). Thanks for joining us at a2z.

    sue n.

    1. Thank you Sue! It was SO easy to do the stacking :)

  9. So fun and pretty, love the shimmery die cut 'love'. Thanks for playing along with us at a2z.

  10. Cute card, love the embossing folder with the hearts and how you added the shimmer to the love. Thanks for playing along with a2z.

  11. So pretty; I love the embossed hearts and I REALLY LOVE the word LOVE cut from pink shimmer cardstock. Beautiful!

    Thank you for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!! ~Michele, DT

  12. So beautiful Christi. I get to say thanks for entering two challenges... A2Z and Die Cut Divas. Perfect for both, and good luck.

  13. Love the card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  14. I see you entered Die Cut Divas' challenge too. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  15. I love the embossed back ground and the use of the shimmer paper! Thanks for joining us at A2Z!

  16. Thank you so much for joining at Die Cut Divas February challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon :)

  17. Love your card with the love stamp and cut, the background is fabulous too!
    Thank You for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking February Challenge.

  18. Oh, so perfectly CAS! I love the sentiment as the focal images and those tiny embossed hearts are just lovely!
    Thank you for playing along with us over at A Blog Named Hero! :)


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