Love Week: Cards with Hearts with Melissa Mann

You can buy thousands of different Valentine’s Day card designs off of a shelf, but why not give from the heart and create handmade this season? Today Melissa Mann is sharing two different card designs that we just love, and hope they inspire YOU to craft a card for someone you love!

Hello, friends! This is Melissa with you today for my first blog post of this new year! I have to be honest, cards are not typically my forte, but once I opened up my January 2022 kit and add-ons and got going on them, I really loved how they turned out! Take a look:

Supplies | Love You Paper Stack, Warm Solids Paper Stack, Love You Stamp, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp, From Sketch To Finish Vol 6 Stamp, Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Metal Die, Labels Metal Die, Banners Metal Die, My Heart Metal Die

I started both cards off with a white cardstock base that I topped with a panel of patterned paper from the Love You Paper Stack. For my first card, I die cut a heart using the My Heart Metal Die from the Warm Solids Paper Stack and embossed each one with a sentiment from the new Love You Stamp. All six of these hearts were adhered down before layering the “Love You” sentiment on top. I used the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Stamp and Metal Die to create the word “YOU” and the From Sketch To Finish Vol 6 Stamp to stamp out the word “LOVE.” I just love the gold embossing on this card!

For my next card, I played around with texture and embossing on the background panel. Using watercolor cardstock, I heat embossed the “XOs” from the Love You Stamp with a clear embossing powder all over the panel. After it was embossed, I blended three different ink colors over the background, which allowed the background design to appear! I further distressed it by dropping some flicks of water over it and then dabbed it with a paper towel. 

I created my big heart by using the My Heart Metal Die. I layered the hearts together and sandwiched a piece of clear acetate between them with glitter inside. I again stamped my sentiment and embossed it with gold powder and then layered it over the heart.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my cards! I hope you’ll be inspired to create handmade cards of your own to show your love this Valentine’s Day!

Comments are closed.