Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine Cards - Love you with Blooms and Silver Glitter paper

Hello and welcome, hope your weekend is going great!
I worked for quite while today on cards using a set new to me:  Concord & 9th Bloom Fill-Ins

I usually use very simple stamps and techniques so these were quite a challenge for me.  I had to look the stamping instructions a lot to make sure which stamp to put where.  After getting some pretty weird looking panels, (and I mean some REALLY weird looking card panels) I finally got one that I liked.  I used mostly Hero Arts Shadow and Reverse Confetti inks in pinks, reds and grays.

After making the full size A2 panel with the stamps, I used Poppy Stamps Dotted Curve die to cut the panel into two piece so I could make two cards.  I used it to also cut a black layer to put under the edge so that the holes in the pink part would have black peeing out.  The tiny "love" stamp is from Winnie and Walters' The Big The Bold Comfort stamp set and the large "you" die is from Simon Says Stamp.  I cut 2 black ones and one out of silver glitter paper.

The silver glitter paper is really metallic laminate contact/shelf paper that I bought at Walmart.  It's quite thin so I adhered it to card stock before I cut it.  I also cut some of the tiny leaves from the matching Concord & 9th die set in silver and black.  

The flower you see below was fussy cut from a different panel (I decided not to use the die for it) and popped up over the flower that was underneath it.  I needed to do that because I actually messed up the flower below when stamping it.  It had a darker red center and when I tried to stamp the outer part of the petals, I was waaaay off!  I also had done it in red and had done some of the other smaller flower in red.  You can see the one little red flower left over in the top right corner of the first picture.

After popping up the fussy cut flower, I added the silver and black leaves under the flower to give it a little shine and dimension, then curled up the petal and leaves a little. I added silver glitter Nuvo drops and black Enamel Accents to the top of the card and I was done!

Here's a close up of the flower:

I took the other part of the floral panel and made a 2nd card with it.  It's much more plain and the sentiment on it is from Jillibean Soup's Handwritten Sentiments stamp set.  Here it is:

I really like the first card a lot better, but you can see the red centers in the flowers on this 2nd card.  That's what I covered up with the popped up one.  This one is quite a bit flatter and will go through the mail easier.  I had a lot of fun today - even though it was frustrating at times as I messed up many panels - it's fun to learn something new and work at your craft.  If everything was easy, you would never improve your crafting!  So I will keep at it until I know what I am doing with this set!
It's a fun challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like my Valetine's Day cards! 

I plan to enter this in:




  1. A really delightful romantic creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Love is in the air' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. So beautiful, fab design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts for our Love is in the Air challenge, xxx

  3. Beautiful card. Love the design of your card and pretty flowers.

  4. Oh Angie what a beautifully designed card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘For the One I Love’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. So very gorgeous and the silver really dresses it up. I have yet to play with these stamps but I hope to soon. I sort of got off track from card making for a bit. Other things on my mind instead.

  6. This is so pretty, Angie. I really love the pink and gray with the black and white. You have rocked that set, no small feat. Thanks for the inspiration, maybe I should pull out that set again. Oh, and I really love the curved edge too. Just makes the card pop!

  7. Certainly lots happening here Angie and such stunning results. Beautiful choice of colours. It feels good when you accomplish something as good as this after many mishaps. Good on you.

  8. Beautiful card! Love the unique design on this one! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  9. Lovely! Wonderful design! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  10. Fabulous Angie. Love the flowery panel

  11. Beautifully designed card!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  12. Well, my goodness! Glad you persevered because this card is just stunning.

    Thanks for joining us for our Layers of Love challenge at Cut it Up!


  13. Love this design! I hadn't thought of using shelf paper; I didn't even realize they made it in glitter! Very clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up as we Layer the Love! ~Katrina

  14. Wonderful composition. Love this CAS design. Thanks for taking time to link up with us at Dies R Us. We hope to see more of your creations in future challenges.
    DRU DT

  15. Such a beautiful flower card!!! I love pink and black. Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
    - Sandy, DT

  16. Super design and color combo, I love the silver! I would never have thought to used silver contact paper...that is brilliant! Something new for me to try! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Wendy DT

  17. Oh I love how used this stamp. I have the same and I am so motivated to CASE your card Angie. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs, Ishani.

  18. Beautiful cards! I love the silver elements. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  19. I love your color choices but especially love the card layout. You have definitely inspired me to step out of my box and I thank you so much. Tricia Podmore