Valentine’s Day Weather Together Card

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko with Weather Together stamps and Rose Garden Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

Valentine’s Day Weather Together Card

The Weather Together stamp set isn’t just for sympathy cards. With little presents, flowers, and heart stamps it works for birthdays, Christmas, Spring, and even Valentine’s Day cards.

I used the gorgeous “Love” stamp for the sentiment and to create a pattern in the background. Sentiment stamped backgrounds can be so beautiful. The shape of the sentiment fits with itself just like a puzzle piece to perfectly fill in the background without any awkward spaces.

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #065!

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These are such great colors for this time of year! The colors are gorgeous whether you are making Christmas cards or working ahead on Valentine’s Day! I made a small substitution on my card to add Soft Suede, a slightly lighter brown, as the outer layer.

At the last moment the Early Espresso looked just a little too dark and oppressing for this card. It could have looked extra dark because I was crafting in a somewhat dimly lit basement long after nightfall. Whatever the reason, I felt it needed a slight change for this particular card.

Homemade Valentine with Weather Together stamps and Rose Garden Thinlit Dies from Stampin' Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Card Directions

  1. Cut a Soft Suede card base.
  2. Cut a Real Red panel 3/8″ (0.9 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Cut a Crumb Cake panel 1/2″ (1.2 cm) smaller than the card base.
  4. With Crumb Cake ink, stamp the Love sentiment from Weather Together onto the Crumb Cake panel right in the center.
  5. Continue to stamp the sentiment in a pattern until the background is filled. The pattern I used alternates between rows of rightside up sentiments and upside down sentiments.
  6. Adhere the Crumb Cake and Real Red layers together.
  7. Stamp the Love sentiment in Real Red ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  8. Above that, stamp the word “celebrate” in Early Espresso ink. This stamp is also from the Weather Together stamp set. I didn’t want the exclamation point to appear, so I inked up the stamp at the edge of the ink pad, making sure to leave the exclamation point off the edge of the ink pad.
  9. Cut out the sentiment using an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.
  10. Cut out a Real Red scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals framelits. Adhere this to the back of the sentiment.
  11. Add a Real Red heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes.
  12. Wrap two colors of Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine around the left side of the Crumb Cake/ Real Red layers and secure the ends with a dimensional (or two).
  13. Attach the above layers to the card base.
  14. Use the dimensional to attach the sentiment to the card. I could have stopped here and had a perfectly fine card, but I felt like it still needed something, so….
  15. Cut a Whisper White leaf shape using Rose Garden Thinlit Dies. Tuck this behind the sentiment (trim it if you have to to make it fit) and adhere it to the card.
  16. Don’t forget to add a light colored liner to the inside of the card so you can actually write in it! Even Soft Suede can be a little difficult on the eyes when trying to decipher writing.

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Warm and Cozy Color Combination

This color combination reminds me of something warm and cuddly, like a dog sleeping by a fireplace. Not that I’ve ever had a dog in any of these exact colors, except Real Red. Just kidding, I’ve just been reading a lot of Clifford books lately.

The color combination also reminds me of the miniature chocolate boxes my mom gets for my sisters and I every year for Valentine’s Day. They are usually shiny red hearts with four or five fancy chocolates inside. I think that is why I immediately thought of making a Valentine when I saw these colors.

Color combination: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

 

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Materials

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Weather Together (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Layering Ovals Framelit Dies, Rose Garden Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals, Brights Enamel Shapes, Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (c) Stampin’ Up!

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