What do you think of when you think of love or Valentine’s Day? I suspect hearts are the first things to spring to mind, and most likely a red and white colour scheme. Last weekend when I was racing through my 24 cards in 24 hours for World Card Making Day I did something a little different. I made a Valentine’s card in a blue and brown colour scheme, and not a heart in sight.
My project started out with the Come Sail Away 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I chose the brown ‘newspaper’ design and the bold blue compass design. Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the two pieces of DSP onto pieces of Soft Suede Card. Then with more liquid glue I fixed the blue mounted layer onto the brown one.
I decided to use the blue compass DSP as my coordinating feature so cut a 1″ strip and glued it along the bottom of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. This would go on the inside of my card base.
With more liquid glue I attached another piece of the compass DSP to the flap on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I cut the DSP to shape with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I created a card base from Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I glued the Very Vanilla layer on the inside. On the front of the card I attached the layered background piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The “you are my true north” sentiment comes from the Sailing Home Stamp Set and I stamped it onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card using Soft Suede ink. Then I used liquid glue to fix the sentiment onto a strip of Soft Suede card and set it aside.
All I needed now was a couple of decorative elements to finish everything off, and I found exactly what I wanted in the Smooth Sailing Dies.
First, from Copper Foil Sheet I cut the ship’s wheel. I love how the die also embosses the shape really adding to the effect. Then using the label die in the set I cut out a piece of Vellum Cardstock. This die doesn’t emboss but does add a line of tiny holes around the edge of the die-cut piece.
So with the accent pieces cut I fixed them to the background layer using liquid glue. Then to complete the project I simply added the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I loved how this project turned out and of course it was the Come Sail Away DSP that inspired my colour scheme. At the start I said this was a Valentine’s Day card but I suppose it could be an anniversary card too. Or one to send ‘just because’. What do you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Sailing Home Stamp Set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both option in my product list so you can explore this further if you wish.