Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Love You Blocks pop-up card

Today I'm sharing my Anniversary card that I made for my hubby, we have been married for 12 years now.  Every year I try to make him a special card usually on the more masculine side but this year I went with pinks and reds and hearts and love!   My friend Cheryl over @ www.creativekuts.com made this sweet card base for me because she's just awesome like that!
The gorgeous foil accented pattern papers are from Recollections Valentine's Day paper pad.  I used a different Valentine's Day paper pack for the pink cardstock that I backed the pattern mats with.  In keeping with the gorgeous foil accents in the pattern papers I decided to try cutting my red dollar store foil in the Cricut.  For the love you letters I used a font from my computer called Monterey BT that I cut in a shadow rounded style using SCAL.  I also got the heart for the letter blocks from SCAL – basic shapes.
OK for that gorgeous fancy heart I found that on Cricut.  It is from monogram motifs and it was a free file.  I'm not sure if it is free all the time, I do not have the monthly access so I check what is Free and what I've purchased most of the time first and I just searched Heart.  And to my surprise the search came up with that fabulous heart ... wow can you believe how intricate that is?  Gorgeous!  The heart is three layers, the bottom layer I cut from a deep red card stock the second layer I cut from the same pink card stock backing the liners & used my Cricut Explore to write the sentiment with my Cricut .03 black marker using the Fontastic Font DJ Smooth.  Then for the final top layer, that I cut the red dollar store foil paper with my Cricut explore... WOW!  I was so impressed how well and intricate it cut.  It took me three tries before I got the Settings right but that's OK at least all that was wasted was a partial piece of dollar store foil.  I ended up using the setting paper and cutting it two times.  I used that same red foil paper to cut a stitched label using my stitched labels die Stack.  I then decided to heat emboss Happy Anniversary using fine detail white embossing powder.  I honestly wasn't sure if it would work but it did and I was so pleased as I had never heat embossed on foil paper before.  The Happy Anniversary stamp is from Hot Off The Press - Stamp and Punch stamp set.
I added a pink loopy ribbon from my stash down the right side of the card and tied a bow out of the same ribbon and one out of a sheer ribbon & stacked them together with glue dots and placed a red foil flat back pearl in the center.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday: Pop It Up
Crafty Creations Challenge #374 - Anything Goes
FFC #251 Always Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2018 challenge
DL.ART SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge
BBTB2 - Anything Goes with a Cricut Cut

I hope you enjoyed my card today and come back again soon to see what I'm up to in my craft room.


Scrapper69 said...

So pretty and elegant!


DIANA L. said...

This is so beautiful I love all the hearts!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day


Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge, xxx

Golden Goddess Designs said...

such a pretty card Eva, all the elements are lovely. Thank you for sharing at Bitten by the bug 2 Challenge Blog


Caroline said...

Happy Anniversary! You created a gorgeous card for your husband. The heart image is so beautiful. I love all the foil accents. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful Anniversary Card. Congrats on your 12 year anniversary ! Love the overall design and fun fold. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

So pretty:) Thank you for entering in Bitten by the bug 2 Challenge Blog
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