Saturday 6 February 2016

Valentine Explosion

     Pearl card always looks great when embossed, so as my card was red I decided to make a Valentine card.  Only the front is embossed, I put the front in the folder and left the back hanging out so it stayed smooth.

     The heart is made using hot glue and a silicone mould. There's a sprinkling of micro beads that went in the mould before the glue and once cold and trimmed it's been coloured with a red peel off pen. I found the peel off pens gave a better coverage than my alcohol markers did.
     Using a Spellbinder die I cut a frame in gold mirri card, then using the computer I wrote the word Valentine but missed out the 'a', leaving enough space for the glue heart to fit in.
     I didn't have a die the right size to fit in the frame so I drew around the inside of the frame die and cut it by hand. The frame is mounted on foam pads and then put on to card front.
     Inside the card is an exploding heart shaped insert. This is cream, as is the oval on the front, stamped with gold swirls. There is a separate heart carrying the sentiment stuck over the swirls, this was also printed on the computer so it matches the one on the front.
     When sending this out I may put some tiny red heart confetti in it so it falls out when opened, sent unsigned of course!

Materials list - available from your  local craft shop
Woodware Craft Collection Permipen Peel Off Markers
                                          702101 Hearts Small Silicone Mould
Stix2 Anything -  Micro Beads
                          Red Pearl Card
                          Hot Glue Gun / Glue Sticks

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Valentine / Love
Creative Corner - Valentine's Day / Love
Simply Create Too - Love / Valentine's
Craft Rocket - Valentine / Love


  1. Lovely Valentine's card and I love the pop out inside.
    Thank you for joining in with the 'Hearts' challenge at Crafty Creations. Mia - DT Member xx

  2. Elegant is the word for your card. Love the shiny card stock, embossing folder is perfect and the font on the sentiment so perfect.
    Thanks for playing along with the Simply Create Too DT in our challenge 102, Valentine's Day/Love. Come again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  3. LOvely CAS card! Thanks for sharing it with Craft Rocket Challenge~

  4. Very elegant indeed, love the pop up centre too! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  5. Lovely embossing on a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges! Sara DT

  6. Gorgeous colored embossed card!! I love the unique inside...thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo


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