Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fleur De Lis Valentine

This card was inspired by the following 3 challenges.  I just love the sketch, love the challenge to dig out something old from my stash and I love that Valentine's Day is right around the corner and this love challenge was perfect.  
 My "something old" is my Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant die cut set.  I bought that set at least a year ago, cut out ONE shape with it and threw it in a drawer.  I found the shape I cut laying around this week and created this card with it (scroll down, it's the second card in the post) but for this card, I actually got out that die cut set and used it.  I used three different shapes from it and I have to say I love it.  I don't know why I don't use it.  
 I read a tip online somewhere and I found it very helpful.  It doesn't seem to cut well with one or two passes through the cuttlebug but if you run it through twice then rotate it 90 degrees and run it through once or twice more, it cuts perfectly.  

And here's the inside.  I almost always make the inside match the card, not only because it looks so nice but it makes the card more sturdy.  Sometimes there are so may layers on the front of the card that the back panel needs some reenforcement to compensate for it and adding layers to the inside really balances it out.  

Stamps/Images: Sentiment is computer generated and cut out with Spellbinders Fancy Tags.
Paper:  DCWV Street Lace Paper Stack,  Georgia Pacific White Cardstock, Black Cardstock
Ink/Coloring: none
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant Die Cut Set, Spellbinder Fancy Tags Die Cut, Circle Punches, Rose Swarovski Crystals

1 comment:

Penny said...

Stunning work, Thanks for playing with the card makin mamas challenge this week