I love making cards, but I love it even more when I can make a difference in someone else’s life. For that reason, I jumped at the chance to make cards on Stampin’ Up’s Day of Service to benefit heart health and the health care workers that work in cardiac care.
I created two cards using the Strong of Heart stamp set. For each stamp set purchased, Stampin’ Up will donate $3 to support heart health.
For the first card, I chose Cherry Cobbler ink and cardstock for the card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″). I stamped off the heart image twice on Basic White (5 1/4″ x 4″) before adding the sentiment. I thought it was a nice way to play with the sentiment by using the same color for the sentiment and image but stamping the sentiment full strength. I then cut a circle out of the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper, available through September 30 with during Sale-a-bration. I tied it all together with a piece Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon.
For the second card, I chose Poppy Parade ink and cardstock. It is a little brighter red than Cherry Cobbler. I embossed the piece of Poppy Parade (5 1/4″ x 4″) with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. It is amazing how much a little texture can add to a card. I mounted that piece on a Very Vanilla card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″). I stamped the heart and flower image on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After it was dry, I used Light and Dark Poppy Parade and Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color in the flowers. I punched the corners using the Detailed Trio Punch. I stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade on a 1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and punched the ends with the Treasured Tags Pick a Punch. It is interesting how the two different punches gave the same rounded look. Finally, I added a little bling with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I am not much of a bling person but it different adds to the card.
I would love to know what you think of the card, Please leave a comment with your thoughts. Don’t forget to take advantage of Sale-a-bration by September 30, 2021!