Monday 14 February 2022

Happy Valentines Day

I hope that everyone is being shown some love today. I thought I would share the Valentines Day card that I made for my husband.

I started by taking an A2 panel and using the stitched stripes die on it. This gave me the gridlines for using the edge dies, I chose 3 different ones and cut the panel alternating the shapes.. I then trimmed the panel down a little and took an A2 sized piece of silver glitter paper and used the stitched stripes die on it. I then took a dark pink alcohol marker and coloured the glitter paper strips that would be behind the hearts. I then mounted the white panel onto the glitter panel with foam strips.

The die cut YOU was stacked and the edges coloured with the same alcohol marker and the top layer of silver glitter paper was added. The I love was stamped and stacked in the same way. 

This card is very glittery in real life but I am afraid I didn't get it to show at all in my photos. My acquisition of the Heffy Doodle edge dies was a bit of an indulgence, but I think they might get well used as they are quite versatile, which hopefully means I will be pleased that I acquired them. As you all know some things get purchased and never quite get the use they deserve.

I used my Scan n Cut to foil the sentiment for the inside of the card, don't have a photo of that but you can see how I used the heart die on the insert in the first picture above.

I am sharing this at:
Die Cut Divas - February challenge, angle it
Daring card makers - Valentine
NBUS #35 - The edge dies from Heffy Doodle are NBUS
Cards 4 guys - Love cards


Cardstock: Silver glitter card; White stamping card
Ink: Spectrum Noir alcohol marker
Stamps: My Favourite Things all about you & matching die
Dies: Heffy Doodle lovely little border dies; Concord & 9th stitched stripe card front die

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


brenda said...

A lovely card for your hubby Hilary, a super elegant look to it and perfect for a male.

B x

crafty-stamper said...

WOW fabulous card Hilary and you certainly lost me with all the details but such a fabulous result!
Carol x

Ashwini Rao said...

I guess I can use my imagination to fill in all the sparkle!! :D
Sweet card, Hilary. :)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Hilary, his is a labour of love for sure! Stunning how you used the different edge dies to make your own pattern, it's fabulous and the card for your hubby came out very elegant and unique! Love the glitter under the holes and the big YOU!!

Michelle N. said...

This is a stunning card, and I know your husband loved it! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous card for hubs, love the strips and the glitz.

Leslie Miller said...

You're always so clever with your cards, Hilary. Going the extra mile is the way you roll. I can imagine the sparkle! I bet you'll use those border dies plenty. I have certain dies that I use over and over again, and I think this set would be on the list. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Bonnie said...

These fantastic dies certainly have earned their keep so far, Hilary! A fantastic valentine for you hubby! Love all that glitter and how you colored it!

Loll said...

WOW! Gorgeous die-cut panel that is glittered with love, Hilary! Can see the sparkle in your close-up photos. Lovely card for your hubby. xx

Christine Alexander said...

a perfect masculine valentine for Hubby. Love your die cut panel ♥

Mac Mable said...

A labour of love for your DH and so worth it. The card is unique, eye catching and the most fabulous design. All shimmery and creative and I bet he loved it Hilary? x.

dj said...

Simple and yet fantastic!! Thanks for playing along with our "LOVE" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! Way to go pulling off a masculine "Love" card!!

I Card Everyone said...

Hilary your husband must have loved all the effort and love you put into his Valentine!
It is so darling!

Linby said...

I had assumed it was a cover die - amazing work with all the different dies, it looks wonderful.

Billie A said...

Awesome card. Love the die and the background paper choices. Awesome card and so glad you shared over at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card and the die is amazing. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. x

Helen said...

Love that cover die - very effective.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Arlene said...

What a great card for your husband. I'm sure he appreciated it. I really like the seemingly simple card you made. If it looks simple, it just means it took a lot of time and thought.

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a dynamic, splendidly lovely card that is all kinds of versatile. Weddings, anniversaries, Mother's Day, birthdays, Valentine's Day, the list of occasions that this card would work superbly for goes on for miles.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Prudence said...

Gorgeous card and I love your use of edge dies. This has me thinking of others ways to make of my edge dies. Thank you for sharing with us at NBUS.

NBUS February Guest Designer

Arlene said...

Congratulations on your win at Die Cut Divas for the February challenge.

Dawn T said...

Congrats on winning over at Die Cut Divas Hilary. We have sent you an email - please check and respond so we can get your prize to you. thanks
Dawn - DT @ Die Cut Divas