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Be Mine Valentine

Hello! I have another Valentine today. It doesn't have the traditional colors but it has the traditional symbols. I am really enjoying playing with the new release from Pretty Pink Posh and I hope you enjoy reading about how I made the card.

I started out with a piece of white cardstock cut at 5" x 6".  I like that size because it gives me a little wiggle room when I cut it to size.  I am using the Layered Argyle Stencil on a piece of pink cardstock. For the first layer I am using Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink. For the second and third layers, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. I lightly speckled the paper with watered down ink to add some dimension.

For my card background, I am starting with a piece of cardstock cut to 5.5" x 7.75" . I will score it at 3.5". I have cut a piece of acetate, 1" x 5.5" and I will apply it withe strong glue tape at the bottom of the 3.5" end of my card. I will center and glue the XOXO Heart Border on the acetate. And then cut off the extra pieces of the border at the edges.

Next I will trim my paper that I have stenciled to 5.5" x 3.5" and glue that above my XOXO Heart Border.

I have stamped the three cupcakes that I am using from the Valentine Cupcakes Stamp Set for this card . I am using Xpress It Blending Card and Copic markers to color the images in.

The colors I am using are:

Pinks: RV02, RV04, RV06

Purples: V01, V12, V15

Yellows: Y13, Y15, Y17

Reds: R29, R30, R32, R35

I usually add a little bit of glitter to most of my cards unless I am using a gel pen to highlight. For this card, I used a glue pen and drew the glue where I wanted it and then dipped the cupcake in micro prisma glitter. You could also use Stickles if you have the time to wait for them to dry.

I used the new Hot Foil Be Mine plates with the Be Mine Shadow Dies for the sentiment. I didn't have the right shade of yellow cardstock, so I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to color my white cardstock after I foiled it. I do that often, you just have to remember to buff off the ink on the foiling.

The fun part is always putting everything together to finish the card. I really like the way this card turned out. I think that the cupcakes are just darling and could definitely be used for any time of the year.

Thank you for stopping my today. I hope you are having a great day!



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