A lot of hearts

The Valentine's Day is soon here. Above is a card I made for my niece. It's both the Valentine's Day card and the 25th birthday card. And actually the design could also pass as an engagement or wedding card. This was quite quick to make. It had to be. I should've made it during the weekend but somehow forgot to check the calendar. The niece's birthday is much sooner than the Valentine's Day.

For the background I used a floral scrapbook paper by Kaisercraft. It's very pretty and it has some glossy finish over the flowers. The pink heart is a diecut which I got in a happy mail. The white paper strip I embossed with an embossing folder by Anna Griffin. I used a two-sided tape to adhere the golden organza ribbons. On top of the ribbons I added golden glitter glue by Dovecraft. Under the edges I added a bit wider pink organza ribbons. The Onnea (=congrats) text is a chipboard by Wycinanka. I took a white Posca marker and painted two layers over the chipboard. Then lastly I put a glossy coat over that. First I tried the Fabrika decoru glass drops (northern lights) but it didn't look good (the first layer was bubbly and uneven and the second layer didn't make it look any better.) So, I took a new chipboard and used the Anita's 3d clear gloss which was way much better looking.

The two cards above are almost identical. The differences are in the coloring of the stamped images and the sentiments have a different background color. The hearty background paper is from a Scrapberry's paper set. The stamp is also by Scrapberry. The pink strips and the sentiments are from Kaisercraft. The hello word stamp and the die are by Altenew. The heart border die is probably by Joy crafts. I bought it second hand and it didn't have it's packaging. The metal die is however red and I hardly think that the Chinese replicas would have any color on them. For coloring I used Ecoline's brush markers, Lindy's Tilt-a-wheel teal and Mai tai sprays as well as 13arts' pastel raspberry Ayeeda mist. For the hair I also used a golden marker by Pentel.

This Magnolia card has the same heart border as the ones above (and below). The pink background paper and the text cutout are by Kaisercraft. I'm not so sure about the yellow paper strip. It was just a scrap piece among the other scraps. For coloring the Magnolia's Tilda stamp image I used Ecoline's brush markers and some Lindy's Tilt-a-wheel teal spray. Some of the hearts have also some red shimmer from the Wink of Stella marker.

I probably should have started this post from these cards first because I made them already in January. I sent them to the mentally handicapped support association in Rovaniemi. They are all the same from the front but inside they have different colored patterned papers. The heart border is the same as on the other cards. The background is actually made with washi tape. To the small gap between the top and the second tape I added golden glitter glue. On one card I tried a very narrow golden glittery tape but it didn't hold well so I put glitter glue over it. The alphabets were diecut with a Marianne design die. A bit annoying to use such a large die when I only needed a few alphabets. Behind Tilda there is a diecut circle cut with a Spellbinder's die and underneath them is a broad white organza ribbon. It's barely visible. I originally planned to put the word Ystävälle (= to a friend) on top of that but there wasn't enough space. For coloring Tilda I used wooden color pencils and the red Wink of Stella marker to give shimmer to the hearts. I also put some orange peel colored glitter glue to the hairs.