Birthday Love


Posted on 14th February 2023 by Nicole Mullen
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I have a friend with a birthday on St. Valentine's day, so I make her a love themed card every year as part of our joke about it. For this card I used:

Nm Red Heart Frame 1

I started off by cutting out my elements. I wanted an oval frame, so I created this by stacking two oval dies in graduated size, taping them together to make sure they didn't slip, and cutting the ivory card with this.

Nm Red Heart Frame 2

Nm Red Heart Frame 3

I cut a range of size of hearts from the red and ivory card. Not pictured, I also cut a bow from the ivory card.

Nm Red Heart Frame 4

I created an ivory card base, and a red panel to go on top of this. When I added it on, even though the texture is fabulous on this card, I felt it needed a little bit more to it, with how simple I was keeping this card. So I added a woodgrain stamp, stamped in an ink as close to one shade up from the colour of the card that I had. In this case for me it was Barn Door Distress Ink.

Nm Red Heart Frame 5

Nm Red Heart Frame 6

I then started adding my elements onto the card, starting with the oval frame, and then building up the hearts in layers. I played around with these a lot to get the right combination. Something so simple can be deceptive!

Nm Red Heart Frame 7

Nm Red Heart Frame 8

I built the ivory bow I had die cut. I love the dimension a paper bow gives, and the fact that you can completely match them to your card.

Nm Red Heart Frame 9

I added a pearl to my bow, and a sentiment from the Altenew Label Love stamp set, using the Barn Door Distress Ink again to finish off the card.

Nm Red Heart Frame 11

I love the texture that the Nettuno card has and the colours are just perfect. What is your favourite textured card?

Nm Red Heart Frame 10

Nm Red Heart Frame 12


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