I wanted to share a really pretty card I made recently (okay, well a couple of them were at Valentine's day....not sure how that was not just yesterday!?! Man, where does the time go? We were kind of snowed under at Valentine's day, which is so out of the norm for Texas it sent us all into a tailspin. So, that is why I missed posting it back then. But since this stamp set works for more than just Valentine's day, I still wanted to share it with you. It is a Book Binding card fold, which is really quick and easy to do.
I scored my card base at 5 1/2" and 4" in landscape view. I folded and burnished the card in half at 5 1/2", then burnished the other score line in the opposite direction. I layered my Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the cardstock mats that coordinated with them, and adhered the squares on the two larger panels for the card front and card inside. For the smaller strip DSP and cardstock strip, I adhered it on the left side of the card front centering between the left edge of the card and the additional score line. I wrapped the ribbon around that small section going from the card inside and bringing both ends to the card front center and tied a knot over the DSP strip (you could also tie a bow, I am just not as good at bows). I then adhered the small section down with Tombow glue on the inside to make the "book" fold.
I used that gorgeous detailed heart die from the Floral Heart Dies to cut out a heart in Rococo Rose Foil. I stamped the sentiment from the Always in My Heart stamp set in Rococo Rose on Basic White cardstock and cut it out using the same die to get just the heart. I sponged around the edges of the heart with Rococo Rose ink and a Sponge Dauber. I used Tombow glue to place the foil heart on the card front. I centered the heart sentiment over the foil piece using Stampin' Dimensionals. I placed one Basic Rhinestone Jewel to the right of the sentiment. I also adhered a Heart Charm over the ribbon just below the knot using Mini Glue dots to hold it in place.
For the card inside I used the Scalloped Rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies and cut one out of Basic White cardstock and the next size larger from Rococo Rose cardstock. I stamped a small heart from the Always in my heart stamp set in Rococo Rose ink in the upper corner of the Basic White panel. I layered the two pieces together and adhered this to the card inside.
I stamped some more hearts on the lower left corner of the envelope front. I used the another piece of the pretty DSP to cover the envelope flap, trimming down the excess with paper snips. And that is it! One really gorgeous card that would work well as an anniversary, wedding, sympathy, or just a general thinking of you card. That is what you call a versatile stamp set!
Hope you like it. If you want to replicate the card, all my measurements are below as well as the list of all the products I used.
Until next time...
Basic White Cardstock–1 @ 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”–card inside sentiment; 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" - Card Front Sentiment