Love and kisses

Happy Valentine’s day!

I like to try to “stretch my stamps”, in order to find new uses for them: as I don’t own many Stampin’Up! stamps (yet), it helps to be creative anyway. Today’s card begun with the little “kiss” heart that belongs to “You brighten my day” stamp set.

I made a background with this heart and another tiny one from “Oh Whale” (retired) stamp set. The “kiss” heart is stamped in Real Red whereas the tiny one is stamped in Blushing Bride. Of course, the Stamp-a-ma-jig was involved to make sure I stamped in the right place to create an even background.

Shimmer and Shine - Love and Kisses - #StampinUp, #YouBrightenMyDay, #OhWhale, #ExpressionThinlit

Next I die-cut a heart in Real Red cardstock that has been mounted with foam pads. Then I die-cut 4 times the word “Love” with the old (retired) Expression Thinlits in Basic Black cardstock. I glued them all together to make it sturdy enough and added a coat of Cristal Effect for shininess. The word has been glued on both sides of the heart, and tiny bits of foam adhesive carefuly hidden help to keep the die cut raised.

Shimmer and Shine - Love and Kisses - #StampinUp, #YouBrightenMyDay, #OhWhale, #ExpressionThinlit

I tried to switch off the flash, so you can actually see the depth of the whole card… (I really want to improve my photography skills!)

Shimmer and Shine - Love and Kisses - #StampinUp, #YouBrightenMyDay, #OhWhale, #ExpressionThinlit

Here is a close-up of the “Love” die cut. Love this glossy effect 🙂


I’d like to enter my card to the CASology Challenge : Love

CASology Week 133 - Love

and the AAA Cards CAS challenge : LOVE LOVE LOVE


and the House of Cards February Challenge : LOVE

House of Cards LOVE

Supplies (Stampin’Up!):

  • Stamp set: You Brighten my day (Free during Sale-a-Bration if you order 45£ / 60€ !), Oh Whale (retired)
  • Inks: Real Read, Blushing Bride
  • Papers: Real Red, Whisper White
  • Dies: Expression Thinlits (retired)
  • Embellishment : Crystal Effect

If you would like to order any of the items used on the project above or get some for free during Sale-a-Bration, you can click on my on-line shop or just send me an e-mail, I’ll be very happy to help you with your order.

Thanks for visiting!



10 thoughts on “Love and kisses

  1. linda says:

    what a beautiful CAS design! i was wondering how you aligned the stamping so neatly and what you used to get the shine to the sentiment – love it! thank you so much for playing along at house of cards.


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