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February 11, 2012

"I Love You" Valentine With Window




For this valentine, I went for a more simple design, letting the embossing set the stage. The card is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". I've taken several pictures because it was hard to get the lighting just right.

I softened the contrast by using gray instead of black for the sentiment and shadowing inside.

The square punch out was done with my Cuttlebug. I inked the edges to emphasize the edges.


The sentiment is cut from a wonderful cardstock that I found at Costco a long time ago. I love the varied tones of gray in this CS. It also works well with silver accents.

The pink hearts border is from Straight From The Nest. There are SO many sweet designs on that cartridge.

The "I love you" sentiment is from Beyond Birthdays.


Inside
After punching out the opening on the card front, I ran the card base through the printer to print the inside verse, being careful to position it low enough to clear the opening.

Then I glued this lovely swirly heart so that it would peek through the window. This cut is also from Straight From The Nest.


One more picture of the front.
I will post pics of the inside after Valentine's Day. Don't want to spoil the surprise for the recipient!

UPDATE:  January 2013

In reviewing some of my cards from last year, I remembered that I hadn't updated this post with the inside pic. So here it is!
Card Inside

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this beautiful card, Mom. It's still proudly posted in a display cube, with a hot pink flower pot behind it.

    XO

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