Feb 082016

Valentine’s Day is just a week away, so today’s cards are all about love!

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Card 1 is a clean and simple style.

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The sentiment was slightly popped up, and the designer paper was lighted sanded for a distressed feel.

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As might be expected there are a lot of “heart” related challenges in blogland this week.  This card is playing along in the following:

Cards in Envy: “From the Heart Card Challenge”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Simon Says: Have a Heart”

Joining the “Clean and Simple” style at:
The Card Concept: “#48 {Sweet Hearts}”

Inspiration Photo:
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Just Us Girls: “#329 – WORD Week: ‘Valentine'”

CAS on Sunday: “Challenge #76, Valentine”

Time Out Challenges: “#49 – ‘Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.'”
See what I did there?  Stamped some sweet little branches blooming from the heart.Smiley.GrinHugeAni

This card is also playing along in this week’s Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers: “CAS363 – Won’t you call me Sweetheart”

Card 2 uses one of my favorite techniques.. sponging.  Always love that sharp line of color that appears as the masking paper is pulled away.

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Silhouetted blooms were stamped, and Stickles was added to the center.  Some of the branches were dotted with a white gel pen.  The sentiment along the side was popped up on foam tape.

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Playing in a couple of challenges, too:

CASology: “Week 183: GLITTER”

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog:  “#148 Use A Love Sentiment”

I went with a white on white design for Card 3.

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Have always loved this look for a wedding card.

Isn’t this a beautiful die!!  The flowers were also die cut and added to the heart with pearls on top.

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Entered into a challenge with this card at:

Die Cut Diva’s Challenge Blog: “Love, Marriage & Anniversaries”

Thanks for dropping by today.
Wishing you lots of love!
Smiley.ValentinesCardAni

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:
Stamps: SU “Bloomin’ Love”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU “Love Blossoms” Designer Series Paper Stack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Rose Red
Accessories: Sequin; SU “Large Number Framelits Dies”

Card 2:
Stamps: SU “Bloomin Love”; “Forever and Always” sentiment unknown
Papers: PTI Select White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Elegant Eggplant; White Gel Pen
Accessories: Stickles “Starry Night”

Card 3:
Stamps: SU “Guy Greetings”
Papers: PTI Select White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Pearls; Lace; Ribbon; SU “Bloomin Heart Thinlits Dies”

29 Responses to “Bloomin’ Love”

  1. These are such pretty cards Susan. I loved the white Die Cut heart..it’s so pretty !! I came by the Card Concept Challenge blog.
    Good luck & TFS!!

  2. Beautiful cards .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  3. Your cards are all beautiful.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  4. These are SO pretty! :) I can’t decide if the purple or the white is my favorite!

  5. All so beautifully done! But your white on white creation stole my heart!! Love the curved sentiment too! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva’s!!

  6. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  7. Love the stamping that ‘connects’ the purple and white on your panel – very clever idea! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  8. Love all your cards but especially the one for our challenge with the small heart! Such a simple yet beautiful design! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  9. Beautiful cards! I really like the one for our Word Week Challenge with the little heart and leaves sitting above the banner and cute patterned paper. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  10. Oh, Susan, I love each of these beautiful cards, and I love how each one has its own personality! I am in love with some of the new dies and stamps that you’ve used. You are a tease! I really do love the heart die with the added flowers! So sweet! Hugs!

  11. Beautiful cards! They are all lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  12. Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  13. cute sentiment for the first card and love the sanding. your sponging on the 2nd is so pretty and love the stamping down the edge, pretty shimmer and white pen accenting too! The die on the 3rd does have lovely detail and is just perfect for the wedding card!

  14. These are all fabulous, clever, and pretty! Love how you did the silhouettes along the edge of the sponging. Cute senti on the first card. And, of course, love the heart die. I like the way you dropped it off the edge.

  15. Wonderful post filled with lovely Valentines! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  16. they are all so sweet :) thank you for playing a long with us at the SImon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!

  17. These are all really beautiful creations! I especially love the white on white design!! HUGS

  18. A wonderful mix of cards! Elegant simplicity :) Thanks for your kind comment on my blog re: my MIL too ((hugs)). Greatly appreciated.

  19. Your cards are all lovely! Thanks for playing with us at The Card Concept!

  20. You’ll be spreading all sorts of Valentine cheer with these three terrific cards! Thanks for making Cards in Envy part of your crafting fun.

  21. What a wonderful array of Valentine/love cards! I especially love the striking purple card (of course) but the offset die cut heart in white is marvelous! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  22. Susan, These cards are just lovely, and I love the simplicity of the card you shared with us at Cards in Envy. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CIE. :)

  23. Great work! Thank you for joining us over at TO Challenge!

  24. What a wonderful love card you’ve created! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again for our next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  25. Three gorgeous valentines. Love the intricacy of the die cuts!Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  26. Susan, these are all just beautiful! You have such a pretty stamping style. I love your gorgeous cards!

  27. Lovely card!! Thank you for joining our Valentine Challenge at CAS on Sunday!!

  28. Gorgeous collection of cards Susan, the little branches from the heart are so sweet. Enjoy the weekend!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

  29. Lovely cards. I’m a sucker for white on white, so that is definitely my favorite. Thanks for sharing them.

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