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2/03/2016

Memory Box Heart Valentine

Hello again & welcome. Another pink Valentine, from an afternoon of play with Lindys Magical powder, Ranger Transparent paste, some liquitex Gel medium (which thins out the paste and I've not been adding water spritzes), with some glimmer sprays over the background once it's dried a bit. Usually will be made from either watercolor weight paper or Canson 98# (or 100#) mixed media paper. Cardstock weight paper does not work as well, and especially if you plan to do any later embossing. Needs the heavier weight paper to work well with the moisture in the other products. I've learned that if adding water spritzing, use a very light hand too. Sometimes I'll add in some Dylusions spray, Tattered Angels or some similar shimmery spray of that sort. Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays are fun to add in the experiment as well. If planning to use the 'paste mixture' with a stencil, better to keep it less liquid, but if smooshing or painting a card surface, thinner mixture works better. Mainly it's just about having fun and seeing what happens. It's always magical.


MBox Ferrand Heart die to cut the motif from created card stock.

Adhered die cut to Canson 98# mixed media white card stock which had been embossed with a woodgrain EF. Placed a piece of white memory foam behind this piece for some dimension, and adhered to white side fold card base.

- Cheery Lyn Valentine die sentiment from the same background piece. Happy die came from a Happy Birthday set (think it was a Memory Box die). I thought the flourish font style looked ok together.

- Used a tiny punch to get some itty bitty hearts for trim. (actually the heart on the lower right is covering a place where the outline of the heart tore, had to be reglued. You could just barely see where it fit, so Voila, a tiny heart rescued. Added a few more around, just because I could, AND it looked more like it was planned!)

By the way, I'm not pushing websites when I  link to a product. This is just to show what the die or product looks like.  Just sayin'.

Another easy card to do. Come again when you have time. Blessings & Hugs.

45 comments:

Patricia said...

Hello Mary,
Loving your really pretty card, I like the Pink rather than red.
Patricia x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, that card is so pretty.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Connie said...

My, my, my, what a lovely card . . . keep spreading the love :)

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, a very pretty card, lovely heart image and lovely design, Kate x

Lisa said...

I'm not sure if my comments went through or not so I'm trying again just in case :) What a beautiful card, Mary!! I love the colors and the gorgeous heart!! It's a perfect Valentine!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

It really does look magical - and so lovely! Love that big die you used and it's a wonderful card for Valentine's Day.
Lynn

Barb said...

Your card is a beauty Mary and I love the colour. I'm so glad you do mention your products as it's very useful to lots of people. I'm afraid I often forget as I craft in my cabin up the garden and laptop is down in the house. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Love how you make your own colourful papers and this tone of pink looks fantastic!! Very beautiful big heart and the little ones are so cute. The words of the sentiment matches perfectly toghether, if you hadn't said that they were two different dies, I wouldn't have realized it!
Hugs and thanks for the explanation!

Team Clark said...

This is lovely Mary! Just lovely!

Pat said...

This is so pretty Mary with its lovely pearly finish and you have kept the background simple which works really well with this spritzed and die cut heart and sentiment which just sings out in that gorgeous pink. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Really cute card - love the color of the heart die and the "extra" hearts make it even cuter! The Happy and Valentine look like they are together! Great job Mary.

Sarah said...

Ooh..What a beautiful bespoke filigree heart Mary, so intricate and the graduated colour is wonderful. Love the scattering of the tiny hearts too ( I won't tell....shhhh!!) xx

Donna Ellis said...

Pink and sweet! Lovely, Miss Mary! Hope your week has been enjoyable! Hugs, de

pam said...

Gorgeous valentines card Mary, Love this MB heart and your colour is beautiful.
Hugs pam x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is really pretty Mary! A lovely design my friend! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mary, I love that heart
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

This is very pretty Mary. I admire your efforts to use all medium forms to create your cards. I'm old school I guess and just stick with Copics and papers :) Beautiful die cut too!

Patti J said...

Mary, I love this! Beautifully done, dear friend!!!

Liz said...

Beautiful, Mary. Love the heart die cut and the pink looks so striking again the white. xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Valentine's card Mary!
Thank You~

Birgit said...

This is so very pretty and delicate looking

Hazel said...

A very pretty card Mary. Hazel X

Maxine D said...

love the 'shades' of pink on the fabulous die cut Mary :-). As someone once said, wee 'oops' are opportunities for creativity and/or embellishments :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Kath said...

A lovely card - I like the MB die you've used and the shimmer is perfect for this creation.
Kath x

Redanne said...

The heart die is beautiful, as is the script writing. The little heart you added to the side looks like it is part of the die - very well placed! Hugs, Anne xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card Mary!!

Bonnie said...

I'm always amazed at your backgrounds and how you use these mixed media products so well, Mary! What a beautiful Valentine!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card, fabulous heart die Mary, lovely card.xx .xx
{aNNie}

Stampsnob. said...

When that scrolled into view I said OH WOW LOVELY .......................Lis

Brenda in IN said...

Mary, what a pretty card. I love how you used the little hearts to "fix" the tear. Very clever and no one will ever know.

Petra Swart said...

A very stylish and elegant VD card, Mary!!!!! The heart is just beautiful and the sentiment looks great!!! Love the wonderful CAS look of it!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Mary, I entered so quickly I'm not sure if my comment was posted or not, so I'll just give it again - ignore this if you have received the first one!!!!
Such a stylish and elegant VD card, Mary!!!! The heart is so beautiful and the sentiment looks great!!!! I love the CAS look of this!!!! Really lovely!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! a beautiful card Mary, a perfect Valentines Day. I can't see the embossing or shine, however I can imagine the shimmer of this on the embossing will be fabulous. The curls on the heart match beautifully with the shape of the heart. Love it.

Sandy said...

So pretty Mary -- I am not a maker of Valentine Day cards -- don't know why but the lovey dovey thing is a little too sugary for me!!
sandy xx

Migdalia said...

Simply beautiful!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Joi at RR said...

This is stunning Mary. I love getting this kind of flowers on Valentine's... they last forever!!! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comment on my blog. You picked my least favorite creation so it was refreshing to hear your take on it. My blog reply button doesn't work - errrrr!!! But I wanted to tell you - we are mutual admirers because I absolutely cannot make cards. I have done a few and they were pretty but you would laugh if you knew how long it took me!! But ohhhh how I love looking at card creations and admiring all you gals that do it so beautifully. LIKE THIS ONE - it's just PERFECT for the occasion. XXj.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,

What a lovely Valentine's card. It's interesting what the different weight papers are for and what products work best on what papers.
The valentine die and Happy die work very well together. I would have thought they were an entire set.

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Hugs,
Kay

Kathleen said...

Fantastic Mary, love that die.

Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a great shade of pink. Looks like some nice shimmery dimensional texture on your card. Playing around and seeing what comes out is half the fun sometimes.

Loll said...

So pretty. Love all the products you use to get the beautiful colour, texture and shimmer. xx

Olga Fink said...

What a great card! So beautiful! Xoxo Olga

Pippa said...

Great card Mary, very elegant.

Anita in France said...

So delicate and pretty, Mary ... the shimmer is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Oh my, I am so loving this card Momma Mary! That die is amazing and so pretty. I love that you linked to where you can find it, cause sometimes I will want a die, but can't find it. That background you made is fabulous, love the pinks in it and the shimmer. Hugs, Brenda

Pia S said...

Very nice color effect on the flower die cut, a versatile design, with his sentiment it's definitely very valentinish, but this design with another sentiment would be perfect for whatever occasion.