Today I have a card share featuring a die and stamp from the Simon Says Stamp 2014 Valentine's Release.
This is one of those projects that is a great way to use up all those tiny tiny scraps of patterned paper that you couldn't part with because they might be good for something!
I first used the SSS Heart Parade Die to die cut three heart borders from some smooth white cardstock. The border actually stretches all 5 1/2" across a horizontal landscape card, however I was creating a colorful heart collage and didn't want my hearts extending from edge to edge. I wanted them to be more "clustered" in the middle of the card. I simply trimmed one heart from the end (or beginning) of each heart border to shorten them a bit!
Next I took small scraps of patterned paper (or trimmed it down if it was still too big), placed the scraps behind a heart on the die and ran it through my die cutting machine. This way I didn't die cut the whole border and have a bunch of waste!
I stamped the sentiment in SSS Black Ink in the lower right corner of the card using a greeting from the new SSS Perfect Love Stamp Set.
I lightly added liquid adhesive to the backs of the white outline die cut borders using the Fiskars Two Way Glue Pen. Then I adhered the die cut patterned paper inside each "opening". Where some of the hearts overlapped, I didn't want there to be too much bulk so carefully trimmed away the outline die cut.
To finish my card I added a scattering of enamel dots.
I love the pop of color on the white background with a crisp, black stamped greeting! So easy and fun to create!
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The whole Valentine's release.... love, love, LOVE.
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