Thursday 9 February 2023

Angela's PaperArts: Stampin' Up! Alphabet a la mode Valentine's Day card

If you're running behind with your Valentine's Day cardmaking, this is a simple card which doesn't require any special Valentine's Day stamps.  All you need is some letter dies, like the Stampin' Up! Alphabet A La Mode dies to create the word 'LOVE', some paper and embellishments of your choice.

Angela's PaperArts: Stampin Up Alphabet a la mode Valentine's Day card and double stenciling technique

I also used the Country Gingham Designer Series Paper, Poppy Parade ink, Blending Brushes and a double stenciling technique to create this card.  

TUTORIAL: The steps to make this card are

  1. Make a square card base and layer some Country Gingham Designer Series Paper on top.
  2. Hand cut or diecut a large heart shape and use the negative of the diecut as a stencil.
  3. Using Poppy Parade ink and Stampin' Up! Blending Brushes, blend ink inside the diecut heart shape onto some Basic White cardstock.
  4. With the heart stencil still in place, overlay the inked heart with another stencil and use the Blending Brush to add more Poppy Parade ink.  This resulted in the diamond shapes appearing on the heart with tone on tone colour.
  5. Mat the heart cardstock onto some Poppy Parade cardstock.
  6. Wrap some linen thread around the heart.  This becomes a base to place the LOVE letters.
  7. Diecut the LOVE letters from the Alphabet a la mode dies in Poppy Parade cardstock and adhere onto the card on top of the linen thread.
  8. Adhere the heart cardstock onto the card base.
  9. Add some little resin hearts to complete the card. 

By using alphabet dies to create a card's sentiment, you don't need to have a special stamp set on hand.  These techniques, both the double stenciling and using alphabets for sentiments, can be used to create cards for any occasion, not just Valentine's Day.

If you're not familiar with ink blending or using blending brushes, you can learn all about it from my video tutorial here.

The products used on these projects can be purchased from my online store if you live in Australia. 

Just a reminder that Sale-a-Bration ends on 28 February 2023.  Any eligible product order of $90 or more can select from various Sale-a-Bration items for free to be added to the order.  There's no limit as to how many free Sale-a-Bration items you can earn as it's based on the total of your order. Here's the newest Sale-a-Bration items to be added as further options for selection.  You can see all the Sale-a-Bration items here:

Angela's PaperArts: Stampin Up 2023 SAB Sale-a-Bration  second release items

There's also three great value joining specials which may be of interest to you too. You can find all the information here, or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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