Thursday, January 30, 2014

Valentine Cards with Queen of Hearts Flourish and Swans


I wanted to make a card using the new Impression Obsession Die 129-S Swans.  There are other Swan dies out there but these are so intricate and beautiful I just had to show them.  I had all kinds of ideas as I'm sure you too could think of different kind of cards you could make with this lovely pair.  They just seem to represent "Love" which is why I nestled them in the Memory Box Die 98780 Queen of Hearts Flourish and added the Impression Obsession Die 130-D Love Word Border.  I can just see them on a beautifully decorated white wedding card or floating on water with lily pads close by.  See what I mean....

 This second card is a multi-layered Valentine's Card that puts some really beautiful dies together.  On hind-sight, I wish I had not added the pink flowers so that you could really focus on the simple beauty of the Memory Box 98780 Queen of Hearts Flourish that was cut out of white cardstock.  I sandwiched the white Joy Craft 60020146 Rectangle Frame in between 2 different sizes of Spellbinders Heart Squares Die S4-343 and put the Queen of Hearts Flourish on top.  I added the word Love from the Dee's Distinctively Die IME-102 With Love Text into the middle of the heart.  A few sprigs from Memory Box Die 98472 Bella Bouquet added a contrasting color and some dimension.


I displayed these cards using 2 products that I really love.  The Cheery Lynn Die B281 Large Angel Wing Easel (finished size 7-1/2" x 6") is great for displaying larger cards or for giving a special keepsake card to someone. There is also another Cheery Lynn Die B282 Small & Medium Angel Wing Easel (set of 2) Sometimes flowers or bows, etc. can make it hard to put in an envelope and this is a great alternative.  The smaller, more decorative one shown here is the Joy Craft Die 60020123 Ornate Card Stand (4" x 5-1/2" when open wide)  Just cut them out of regular cardstock and when folded they are sturdy enough to display your beautiful creations.

 

Products Used:
Memory Box Queen of Hearts Flourish - $13.50 plus shipping
Impression Obsession Die 129-S Swans - $11.99 plus shipping
Impression Obsession Die 130-D Love Word Border - $5.50 plus shipping
Cheery Lynn Die B281 Large Angel Wing Easel - $14.99 plus shipping (7-1/2" x 6")
Spellbinders S4-343 Heart Squares - $23.99 plus shipping
Joy Craft Die 60020146 Rectangle Frame - $22.99 plus shipping
Dee's Distinctively Die IME-102 With Love Text - $6.99 plus shipping
Memory Box Die 98472 Bella Bouquet - $12.99 plus shipping
Joy Craft Die 60020123 Ornate Card Stand - $20.99 plus shipping
Also Available:
Cheery Lynn Die B282 Small & Medium Angel Wing Easel - $14.99 plus shipping
(Small finished size 4" X 3-1/4" and Medium finished size 5-5/8" x 4-1/2")

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I love the heart over the swans. could be used for an anniversary card too.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Terri, both of these cards are very pretty and and I love the new easels, I think I'm going to have to put the Joy Die on my wish list.
Keep your creative side coming. I'm so impressed with what you have been doing.
Hugs,
Gretchen