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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Love You" Card and a FREE Download!

Can you believe that the "Love You" sentiment on this card was printed out onto cardstock? That's right... I did not stamp it, or watercolor the background. So how did I get such a beautiful sentiment? Close To My Heart currently has a FREE download, available until May 31st. It includes 4 sentiments, each on a gorgeous background with a watercolor effect. Look how pretty they are:

To get your free download, please visit my CTMH website HERE (link will open in a new window). You only have until the end of the week, so head on over there today!

I am currently in the process of making all four of these sentiments into cards, using the same color scheme on all of them. My colors are: Smoothie, Honey, Sky, and Juniper.

I have 1 card to show you today, and then 3 more for tomorrow. Today's feature card is 6" x 6" and made with White Daisy cardstock as the card base, and sponged with Smoothie ink around the outer edges.

The overlay was cut with my Cricut machine, using the CTMH Artbooking cartridge. I changed the size on this heart overlay to measure 5.5" x 5.5". Wanting some color to show through the hearts, I flipped it over and attached alternating strips of cardstock in Honey, Juniper, and Sky, leaving some of the sections for the white to show through. Here is what the back of the overlay looked like:

And when I flipped it back over, it looked like this:

Isn't that pretty?! When it was finished, I glued the overlay to the card base. Then I cut out 2 strips of cardstock (1 Honey and 1 Sky) at 5.5" x 0.5", inked around their edges with coordinating ink colors, and adhered it to the card as shown.

The "Love You" sentiment was printed onto White Daisy cardstock, and I made sure that I left a nice white border around it to really pop. Then I glued it onto a piece of Juniper cardstock. The edges were sponged with Juniper ink, and I used a corner rounder punch on both pieces to match the shape of the sentiment tag.

To finish off the card, I added some clear sparkles on the tag, and glued down two little hearts to the cardstock strips. The hearts came from the cut-outs in the overlay! Save your pieces, they come in handy.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card today. I can't wait to show you my other 3 tomorrow!

I'll see you in the craft room, 
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