I'm on a roll with making Valentine's Day cards - I love making them, even though I have nobody to give them to (*sniff*). Oh, well, somebody will enjoy them!
I went with Jennifer McGuire's inky technique to produce an ombre effect. I tried stamping the hearts (from a Die-namics set - Umbrella and Stamp set) straight onto the front of the card, but made a few blunders, so cut a piece down to use as a panel. Then I decided to put a sentiment (from PaperTrey Ink Tremendous Treats - Valentine), but wanted it white embossed on dark pink - but just sticking it on top of the panel seemed too easy and boring, so I cut a window. However, I had to cut it by hand because I don't have a die to fit that stamp - so out came my craft knife! I'm usually really bad at using a craft knife, but I've realised that it's because I'm just too impatient, so I took a leaf out of Kristina Werner's book and took it slow and steady - I took my time, swiped the inside edge with a marker to finish off the cut edge, and it turned out well :) Rounded the top right corner of the card, and I was done!
Addicted to CAS "Heart" challenge.
PS thank you for all the lovely comments from fellow Clean and Simple 2 classmates - I really appreciate them!