Love is in the Air BLOG HOP

Hello and welcome to our January 2019 BLOG HOP “Love is in the Air”… we’ve already been seeing some stunning entries on our Facebook Challenge page for the challenge with this same theme, and today we are bringing you some sweet samples from our Creative Design Team!   We are a small group this month, but have seen some amazing entries for our Design Team Call and look forward to introducing several new members next month 🙂  As thanks for your comments on each blog along the hop, we’re giving away one $50 Gift Certificate and each designer will get to give away a Valentines gift pack (set of heart clear stamps, rub ons, red pen, and sparkly paper value $25). So please, leave us some LOVE as you visit our blogs!  Winners will be announced Jan 25 right here on the SNS blog!


I had a hard time getting started on this card… really hadn’t picked up any of the amazing new Valentine’s Day products yet, so I was looking for a fresh idea to use the products I already had to fit the theme!  I decided to go for it with the ‘air’ part of the theme and started thinking about birds & butterflies… and finally decided to see if I could create a heart full of a variety of fabulous die cuts!  I started with gathering up some dies I thought might have something I could use- words, birds, flowers, butterflies… The dies I chose were all from Memory Box & Sizzix and included a variety of sizes for me to work with.

Memory Box: Fancy Blossoms, Butterfly Delights, Resting Birds

Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Feather & Ravens, Funky Florals #2, Handwritten Love, 1″ Alpha Numeric

Next I inked up some watercolor card stock with a variety of Distress Ink.  I chose reds & corals for this project, and blended them with lots of water for a vibrant base.

My colors were Distress Ink: Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple

Once the background was dry I placed it on my magnetic platform for my Sizzix Big Shot (a life saver when working with so many different pieces!) and fit as many shapes as I could onto the paper, then ran it through the Big Shot twice to make sure the detailed designs cut through the textured paper.

I did a rough heart shape cut by hand from some scrap paper and used it as my template to figure out a layout.  Because of the large size of my ravens, I decided to use a 5×7 card as my base.  Once i was satisfied with the design, I started arranging them on the background I had stamped (C-A-C Script Cover a Card background by Impression Obsession) and inked already. 

I kept the rest of the card very simple, adding a pearl layer on the kraft base.  I added some clear rhinestones and Nuvo Glitter Drops in some of the open spaces of my design and finished it off with a bit of red foil around the edges of the heart design as well.

It was a fun project that used lots of patience and my trusty glue pen!

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Inky hugs,


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14 Responses to “Love is in the Air BLOG HOP”What You're Saying

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    How beautiful this
    looks! Great idea.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Debby says:

    Wow, how creative of you to use all these dies to form a heart shape design. I’m very inspired to give it a try too!

  3. Nancy says:

    Love this card , I love how you created the heart with all your dies 🙂

  4. Amy Brown says:

    I like how you created your own background with the inks. Very pretty card.

  5. Megan Drane says:

    Love this idea! Great way to use all your favourite dies!

  6. This is beautiful! I love the delicate details and added sparkly gems!

  7. Mary-Anne V says:

    Love how you use the distress things to create your own paper and then I could all those wonderful shapes out of it. Great card and yes a lot of patience.

  8. Franca says:

    Love the card and the lay out ,it’s different and awesome.

  9. Shirley says:

    Awesome card. Interesting technique for making an intricate card.

  10. Andre M. says:

    Lovely arrangement of the die cut images for this sweet love-themed card.

  11. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful design! Love the colors!

  12. Wendy Lambert says:

    Great card! You have incredible patience to apply all of the pieces. I love how you put all the shapes into heart, so creative.

  13. SandiLou says:

    What a vibrant card, love the red background. I also use a 5×7 card base for more wiggle room.

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