Monday, 30 January 2017

LOVE a simple Valentines card - Papermilldirect DT

Hello, today I'm sharing this simple idea for a Valentines card. The +Papermilldirect Design Team are working on the Valentines theme (don't forget to check out the Papermilldirect Valentines Craft challenge, simply create a Valentines project for your chance to win a £25 voucher).  

Step by Step:
Take a 4” square of Papermilldirect white card, I’m using the White Linen as I love the effect of stamping onto this card. Ink up your stamp using black archival ink and stamp onto the linen card towards the right hand side.  (tip: try practising onto copy paper first).

Die cut the red hearts design using PMD Intensive Red 160gsm. it's a lovely weight for diecutting.  I’m using a Tattered Lace Tuck Ins die set but any heart themed dies would work well.

Use a clear drying glue such as Cosmic Shimmer to glue the heart die cuts onto the linen square, positioning to the left of stamped sentiment.   Use double sided tape to mat linen square onto a slightly larger square of PMD Black card, to give a small border all around.
Create a card blank by scoring and folding an A4 sheet of PMD Black card and trimming down to create a 5 ¾” square card base.  Cut a 5 ¼” square of PMD White Linen and mat onto card base front using d/s tape to adhere.

To finish, mount focal panel centrally onto card front using 3D foam to create height.  A simple white liner with your chosen greeting will complete the design ready for posting.

Materials Used:
Black Smooth Card 250gsm – Papermilldirect
White Linen Card 255gsm – Papermilldirect
Intensive Red Plain Card 160gsm – Papermilldirect
LOVE clear Stamp (DCSTP013) – Dovecraft
Essentials Tuck ins Hearts (ETL173) – Tattered Lace
Black Archival Ink
Adhesives: D/S Tape, Clear Drying Glue, 3D Foam