Monday, April 28, 2008


Good morning,

Today I wanted to share two projects that I designed for one of my Valentine's Day Card Classes. When I saw this stamp set in the Stampin' Up Catalog, I just had to have it. Love-love-love this bird!!

The first card didn't come to be the easy one for me though.. I think I spent almost two days trying to figure it out. VERY happy with the result..

This card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". I've used Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White Cardstock from Stampin' Up . Background was done by stamping first with Fine Lace Background stamp (retired) and then with the large flourish from Baroque Motifs. The bird, the heart and the circle were all heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder, cut out by hand and raised on dimensionals. All stamps are from Stampin' Up set called "Always".

The second card is not your traditional one for Valentine's Day because of the color combination, but this is the look I was going for. The card looks so soft and gorgeous in real life. It can also be used for a Wedding, Anniversary, or any other occasion love card.

This card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I've used Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up. Background is stamped with Sanded Background stamp. The heart image was heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder, once on Soft Sky Cardstock and another one on Chocolate Chip and then cut out by hand. The chocolate heat is raised on dimensionals. All stamps are from Stampin' Up set called "Always". Scalloped oval and regular oval are the punches by Marvy Uchida.

Thanks for visiting my blog. As always, comments are appreciated.

till tomorrow..

:) Irina


michvan said...

Your cards are always so beautiful, Irina!!! Really enjoying the blog . . . so glad you are doing this!!!


Claudia Rosa said...

hello Irina,
my word i looove these cards.
wonderful and so many different ones.
Iam glad i got this set! love it

Jen Glover said...

I love the Always collection and just bought it! Your card is GORGEOUS! I just found your blog, and it's so much fun here! Thanks for the inspiration, I will be back!