Happy Valentine’s Day…May the chocolate be with you!
Almost done with my taxes - I'll have them finished today!! Stayed up a little later to make a card for by Dear Husband. And as soon as I post this I'm heading upstairs for a bowl of popcorn and to catch this evenings American Idol Show.
This is a top fold card that measures: 5-1/2 by 4-1/4 - so that would mean you'd cut your 8-1/2 X 11 sheet of cardstock in half lengthwise. I really like top-fold cards - they stand up much nicer on the mantel - but for some reason I always forget to cut my cardstock for a top-fold and end up with a side-folded card.
I'm using the Close To My Heart Soul Mates Stamp Set again (Buy It) - I love that set - I love the hearts and all the neat words in it. This time I've embossed the heart using Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder. The square measures 2 X 2 and the black square is slightly larger and can be cut with scissors or punched out.
The ribbon is from Stampin' Up! and the large pin and pearls are from the Pretties Kit by Stampin' Up! The front of the card is run through the Cuttlebug with just the front going into the embossing folder.
Usually when we see cards posted here or anywhere on the internet we only see the outside of the card - so I thought I'd share the inside with you too! I was happy with how this turned out - I wanted the heart and stamped words to look as though they were in the background and decided to print the words onto a transparency. You can buy transparency paper at Walmart for under $7.00 for a pack of 10.
I used the same paper for the inside of the card as the card was made from. Cut the inside to 5-1/4 X 4 and lined the edge of it with a silver paint pen.
The transparency is attached by running a thin strip of glue along the top edge of the cardstock.
Two things to keep in mind: 1) When gluing the transparency down if it touches the glue it's glued right there - so be careful. 2) When printing remember to reverse the words (mirror image) and print on the rough side of the transparency if your using an Ink Jet Printer.