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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards: Part 2

 I have a couple more Valentine cards to share with you. This time I made some mixed media- type cards. And my take on mixed media is using gelatos. Haha. 

So for this first card, I blended three colors of gelatos to make this super cute heart. Just a quick tip: I use wet wipes to blend the colors together when using gelatos. So easy and you don't have to wait for it to dry too long as compared to spritzing the card with water to blend the colors. I added some white stitching around the heart to bring some more texture to the card. I can't hardly make anything without stitching these days. :)

I also wanted the sentiment on this card to be something other than just "I love you" or "Happy Valentine's Day" so I used some little word stickers from Authentique to add the words "happy heart." 

I kept the rest of the card pretty simple just because the heart was so pretty on its own. White doily on white paper = so elegant. Sometimes simple is better.

And oh my goodness-- I just realized I made this card using NO patterned paper! :O That's crazy! I never do that! :)

Card numero dos. I used the same technique as on card number one to make the mixed media type hearts. I just freehanded them. This time instead of sewing around the edges (too small to sew!), I doodled little black lines around the border of the hearts. I stitched on the word strips on the hearts. (Don't think I forgot to sew somewhere on it!)

So there's two more Valentine cards. :)

Ta-ta for now! 


csewy-csescrap13 said...

Very pretty the stitching!

Andrea said...

yay for gelatos!! Great cards!

Sarah said...

These are super cute! Love the gelato hearts!