Wednesday, January 30, 2019


     Just a quick post today. It's 6*F here in Rochester with a wind chill of -16*F, Burrr……
Par for the course in Upstate New York.
     Todays card is a very quick and easy card that I created in about 30 minutes.
I started with Neenah Solar white #110 CS.  I cut 4 Heart flourishes from red CS and one from masking paper. I stacked the 4 red on top of each other and set it aside. Then I placed the mask on the front of my card positioning from top to bottom and to the right edge. Using my Make-up brushes and distress ink I shaded the area over the mask leaving white space to the left and bottom right of the mask. Then I splattered the area over the mask, leaving the top left white for my sentiment.
I removed the Mask and placed the stacked die cut over the white space left by the mask. I stamped the sentiment using my Misti and added a 1/4" piece of the red CS to the left edge for balance. I also stamped Happy Valentine's Day in the bottom right corner. 
     As usual for me I brought the die to the inside of the card, by placing the mask over the inside corner and shading with distress ink, and added a heart left over from the 4 I cut.

A simple quick card for my 15 year old Granddaughter, Gabby. 

Products used for this card:
Impression Obsession die #126-U
Impression Obsession sentiment More Today #C14534
Neenah solar white #110 CS
Altenew Apple Red CS #ALT1664
Altenew Permanent Black ink
Ranger distress ink (worn Lipstick & Fired Brick
I will be entering this card in these challenges:



  1. Wow this is so pretty! Love the die, heart and sentiment! Thanks for linking up at ATSM!

  2. Awesome card. Great way to use this die!

  3. I love how you added masking to the inside of the card! How cool! This is beautiful!

  4. What a lovely Valentine card and I love that the inside looks as nice as the outside! The extra time is so worth it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

    1. Thank you, I love bringing something from the front of the card to the inside it.

  5. Loving this fabulous valentine card with all the flourishes. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. Hi Karen! This is so pretty and I just love how you distressed the background under the die cut and on the inside as well. It's a very popular and beautiful sentiment and I know your granddaughter is going to adore it. Thanks so much for joining my 'I Heart You' blog challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys