Sunday, February 5, 2023

Valentine’s Day is Every Day

Simon Says Stamp | Hugs Release

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Hi there!

With the Holiday’s behind me (can you believe it’s 2023 already??!), I’m gearing up for Valentine’s Day!  

Do you know what I like best about Valentine’s Day?  I like that (just about) everything you do or say on Valentine’s Day can be done or said the entire year through!  Everything from “I love you” to “Sending Hugs” to “Be Mine” – all of it – can apply any day of the year.

For my card-making friends, that means that most of the Valentine-themed product you buy have year-round applicability!  My card today is a perfect example!  Sparkle and texture in spades!  And, while I did this in traditional Valentine-ish colors and lots of bling, I could have easily done it in any color and minimized the bling by swapping out the glitter card stock for something matte. The simple “love” sentiment could apply to anyone in your life!  And hearts?  Well, hearts are universal!  

This card was made using three new supplies from the Simon Says Stamp “Hugs” release – the Fancy Love Die, the Jumbled Hearts background stamp, and the Spun Glass embossing folder (supplies are linked below).

To make this card:

1.	Cut a panel of watercolor card stock a bit smaller than a card base and heat 
        emboss it using the Jumbled Hearts background stamp.  I heat embossed this 
        using White Pearl embossing powder to give it a shimmery effect.
2.	Wet the panel with water, then touch it with watercolor brush markers here and 
        there and watch the color spread.  You can tilt the panel, or you can use a clean 
        paintbrush, to get the color to blend/move and cover the panel.  Set it aside to dry.
3.	On a separate panel that is the same size as your card base (or directly on your 
        card base, if you prefer), emboss the Spun Glass emboss folder to create your 
        background.
4.	Die cut the Fancy Love die from glitter cardstock and die cut the shadow out of 
        plain white cardstock; layer them.
5.	Once your water-colored panel is dry, adhere it with foam adhesive to the Spun 
        Glass panel.
6.	Arrange your Fancy Love sentiment on top and adhere it using strong adhesive (I 
        used liquid glue).
7.	Adhere the panel to your card base, if needed.

I hope you like this card and that you’ll check out the Simon Says Stamp “Hugs” release!  Be sure to think about how the products in this release can be used all year long!  

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!

          ~jd

Supplies

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Jean

Designer & Content Creator

I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.

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