Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SOS #87 - Valentine/Love/Hearts/Red

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to follow the Valentine/Love/Hearts/Red theme - use any or all of them. You choose!

Being very anti-holiday* myself, I went for Hearts/Love and made this:

Almost all of this was remnants. Well, all of it was if you consider the base was a half-sheet of Hero Arts Punch paper from a failed card that destroyed the other half. The patterned papers were from the dwindling Heaplet, and the white banner was cut from a white cast-off from another failed effort. I have a lot of failure in my crafty world, it seems.

The heart was made from five die-cut hearts. It's important when you make this to use a symmetrical shape or it won't work. I die-cut five hearts, scored them and folded them in half, then stuck them to each other. The two ends were glued down to a red heart. Because it was made from an odd number of hearts, it folds flat for mailing, but can be easily puffed back up.

Oh, and I made my own button, too, since I couldn't find one to match.

Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and get out stuff that's of the Valentine/Love/Hearts/Red variety, make a card, then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made.

Thanks for stopping by!

* I'm not anti-holiday, per se. I mean who doesn't like holiday food!? I'm just anti-make-cards-for-one-day-a-year. I prefer something that's good all year long. :)

Products used:
Hero Arts Punch Layering Paper (SSS|EH)
Hero Arts Pearls Large (SSS|EH) Medium (SSS|EH) and Small (SSS|EH)
1/2" and 1/4" circle punches
Simon Says Stamp Large Heart dies (SSS)
Paper Smooches Good Gab stamp set (SSS|EH)
Memento black ink (SSS | EH)
Neenah Solar White card stock 25 sheets (SSS | EH) ream (SSS | EH)
Teflon bone folder (SSS | EH)
Fiskars paper trimmer (SSS | EH)
Tonic scissors (SSS | EH)


June Houck said...

Super duper cute! I love your color combo, the 3D heart, and pearls :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Learning opportunities! That's what they are :) I'm loving the pearls and the great dimension of the hearts - and that it still folds flat. Score!

Jackie said...

That's really a lovely card. I love the folded hearts.

lauren bergold said...

well EVERYTHING about this one totally rocks, but those dimensional foldy hearts are BEYOND AWESOME!!! (i especially love that shade of teal with red, as well, i should use that A LOT MORE!!!) ♥♥♥

Glimpses of My Heart said...

This is so cute! I love that dimensional heart! And the banner is so cute....I love the font. Great job!

ScrappySandie said...

What a sweet card, Leslie! Love the 3-D heart and your hand-made button! I adore it all!

aworkofheart said...

Leslie, I love your card, the color combination is quite unusual yet works very well. I love the way you made the button...I am a button lover! And I love the 3D heart...great job.