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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Valentine Card


Hi Everyone, today I am showing you a card I made for my Cheery Lynn Designs DT post using another couple of their New Release dies.


My card is 8x6 in size. I mounted onto this some heart patterned paper and cut out Sophie's Heart Border in red card twice and mounted them side by side. My mixed media doll was stamped and her dress paper pieced on top. I added some gems, Glossy Accents on to her shoes and coloured her in with Copics.



                                                      I used B532 Roses and Leaves.


My flower was cut out in red card stock and I embossed the edges of the petals with my stylus on an embossing mat to give a little dimension. My leaves I also embossed with my stylus, look at the wonderful veins on the leaves, so realistic. We all love putting flowers onto our cards and scrapbooking pages but sometimes too much dimension for Postage Fees makes it impractical to do so and this is where this Rose is perfect. It has such an elegant look to it, don't you think.


                                                      I used B530 Heart and Arrow.


You will notice I have used the arrow part of this die only. I double layered cream and red paper together for a shadow effect, adding it onto my speech bubble which I had stamped a sentiment onto and rubbed a little Distress Ink around the edges.

When you purchase any new dies the best advice I can give you is to familiarise yourself with the die by cutting it out a few times and playing with them on your craft sheet moving them around to see what different shapes you can come up with. Then look at your die cuts and cut areas off, you will then see more shapes. Also remember you can paper piece them together onto other dies and this way you will get many uses from your dies, as I did with the Heart and Arrow die above.

I'd love to hear your comments and I hope you have a wonderful creative weekend.

Julie x

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13 comments:

  1. Love the fab image and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

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  2. What a gorgeous card! The flower and border are beautiful! Thanks for the tips on using dies - I love the way you use yours! Hugs, Chrisx

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  3. Stunning card Julie,you really do show off the Cheery Lynn dies to perfection,you are a brilliant ambassador for them ;)

    Have a great weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Such a fashionable card! Love the fancy border and that flower is gorgeous! Beautiful swirly background too! Happy weekend! hugs and smiles :)

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  5. You really have shown the versatility of dies on your beautiful card Julie, I love the paper piecing on the doll and also the detail you have added to her headband and neckline. Your attention to detail is always impressive! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Wow, your card is gorgeous, I love it! Very creative! TFS!

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  7. Wow Julie , love your card ! Very beautiful rose ( I love new CLD !!! ) and a red Warm red color !

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  8. Hi Julie, I am so late catching up with blogs sorry.. Gorgeous Valentine card, and great use of your dies here. Thank you for your great advices at the end, I think it's good to remember indeed! :) Coco x

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  9. Such a pretty card! Love the sweet JN girl and all the fancy die cuts!

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  10. Beautiful card Julie, love that heart border and what great advice about getting familiar with your new dies!

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  11. Love your sweet doll Julie! and the die cuts are beautiful in the red!

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  12. Such a stunning make Julie, love the colours and simplicity of it. You have made her look amazing.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  13. A fabulous card with great images. xx

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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