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Love You Always | Valentine’s Day Series #2

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

Hi Friends! I want to share my second Valentine’s Day card with you that I created for 2023. This card was inspired by the Sizzix embossing folder of layered hearts that came with my new Sizzix Switch Plus die cutting machine.



I embossed a piece of red cardstock with the previously mentioned Sizzix embossing folder of layered hearts. I added Ranger Glossy Accents to random hearts on the embossed card front and covered all the Glossy Accents hearts with Tim Holtz Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter. I tapped off the excess glitter and returned it to the jar.


While the glittered hearts were drying, I stamped the bear with paper and envelope from Mama Elephant’s “To My Dearest” stamp set onto white cardstock and the “love you always…” stamp onto the paper below the bear’s paws using VersaFine Clair Nocture Ink. Next, I used Prismacolor Premier pencils to color the images.


Heart: PC923, PC925, PC1095

Envelope and Paper: PC1061, PC1059

Bear: PC945, PC946, PC1083, PC1014


After the colored pencil work was completed, I applied white Posca marker to the heart and colored the bear’s eyes and nose with a Sakura Black Glaze pen.



Using Trinity Stamp’s “Modern Embossed Rectangle Stack” dies, I die cut the red card panel and a piece of black glitter cardstock to mat the red panel. Just for fun, I used Simon Says Stamp’s “Pawsitively Velvet Snow White Luxury Cardstock for the card front’s A2 size panel and glued all three of the panels together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then attached them with the same glue to the top folding, A2 size, white cardstock card base.


I decided there was too much undecorated space on my red card panel, so I used a Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer pen to add shimmery goodness to more, but not all, of the embossed hearts on the panel. I popped both the colored bear image onto Simon Says Stamps 3D Foam Squares and adhered them to the card front.




I think the card turned out really cute, the glittered hearts were a touch of nostalgia and brought back memories of elementary school when we would all be given a little white bag to decorate with our names and other Valentine’s Day images for our classmates to place those tiny, pre-made Valentine’s Day cards in on February 14th – not sure if elementary school children still do this today, but a fun memory from my early school days.


Thank you so much for stopping by to see me - I appreciate you doing so!


Until next time…

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