Monday, January 08, 2018


Hi, Lois here today.  Crafters are always working months in advance, so today I'm bringing you a relatively simple Valentine's Day card, using some CottageCutz dies (an old one and a newer one).  I'm a fan of the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers, so I used last week's layout and varied it just a bit.

This is my card.  I stretched out the three images further across the center and added a sentiment.

When I started my card, I did not have plans for the extra panel (the black one), so I cut the cardstock I thought I would need.

Red - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
White - 4" x 5 1/4"
Red/White gingham - 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"

After lining the back of a piece of red cardstock with a section of Scor-Tape two-sided adhesive sheet, I cut the die-cuts.  Because of the adhesive back, the die-cuts were a bit wonky when I took them out of the dies, but I knew they would straighten out once I added them to my card.

I then constructed my card . . .

. . . and added the die cuts.

At this point I didn't think there was enough contrast on my card, so I pulled up the white panel, cut it down by 1/8" on both sides and added a black layer, which I had cut at 4" x 5 1/4".  I then added some small black sequins.

I was much happier with this version.  CottageCutz dies used on this card are:


SugarShine Designs said...

Hi Lois! I enjoyed learning about your creative process. The first card was nice but I agree with you that the black contrast jazzed it up further. Who doesn't like black, red and white anyway? - Janet

Sukie said...

Super cute card! I love how you added additional contrast on your card! The heartbeat die is just fabulous! Have a great day!

Anja Ž. said...

Lovely card Lois!

Mary Marsh said...

love your creativity on this card Lois-you used the sketch and the dies in really a unique way-I may just case your idea for one of my own Valentine card

JoAnn said...

Love the card and the black mat does make it stand out better.

Pam MacKay said...

Love that heartbeat makes a perfect Valentine!!

Jeanne said...

Love the heartbeat. Great take on the sketch!

Janja said...

Very nice card!