Heartfelt Thanks

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I felt like getting in on the act and making a card with a heart on it. I also felt like using shades of pink. My husband took one look at this card and said, “Thanks? That card says a lot more than ‘thanks'”.  Precisely! What do you think?



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This card was relatively easy to make.

Flowers were stamped in Versa-Mark onto vellum and then heat-embossed in white. I coloured the underside of each flower with alcohol markers before punching them out with a corresponding punch.

The sentiment was stamped in black, and then re-stamped in Versamark and heat-embossed with transparent embossing powder to increase its shine.

I lightly drew a heart shape onto my cardstock with pencil to serve as a guideline for flower placement, and then went about gluing each flower down.


That was it!

This card has been inspired by the following Challenges:

Virginia’s View-Challenge 11: Clean Slate. I love CAS designs, and with the exception of the pops of colour behind the flowers, this card has a lot of white space.

CS Take It Make It: Take A Stamp Challenge. I have taken a stamp (well, two actually) and created something!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New. New stash for me! I bought some new Sharpies , and used them to colour the flowers. Do Sharpies qualify as ‘stash’? You tell me…

Gorgeous Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #3: Anything Goes. My aforementioned Sharpies are technically ‘new’ and hadn’t been used on a project, so I feel that they must qualify as ‘schtuff’ (wink!).

Happy Little Stamper’s  January Sketch Challenge:

HLS January Sketch Challenge V_ V_ Challenge _11


Materials used:

  • Cardstock: la carta Bubble Texture Collection (white); Vellum
  • Stamps: Petite Petals (Stampin’ Up); Garden Fresh (Clearly Besotted)
  • Ink: Versa-Mark; Tuxedo Black (Memento)
  • Embossing Powders: Transparent; White (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Punch: Petite Petals (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Alcohol markers: Sharpies-fine (18-pack)
  • Glue: Tombo Mono multi-purpose adhesive

20 thoughts on “Heartfelt Thanks

  1. Hey Hazel!! I love your card!! Those flowers are so pretty!! Your right, thanks is such an awesome sentiment for any occassion! Such a great card for anyone on valentines day!! Thanks for joining us over at CS Take it Make it Challenge!

  2. This is so pretty …… love the colours of the flowers. Thanks for joining in with the Take It Make It Challenge ….. good luck! Linda xx

  3. This is just truly stunning Hazel! And it doesn’t look that easy to me, it looks like a terrific amount of work has gone into it! Hazel x

  4. Oh Haze, this has got to be my most favourite cards of yours so far….its stunning!! Such a great idea to punch the vellum and so glad your new pen’s worked, the colours are gorgeous. To me it looks like it should be published somewhere it’s that good. A winner for sure!!

  5. This is superb, Hazel! To me, it’s like your thanks is wearing a beautiful Hawaiian lei!! I think it’s brilliant in color and design!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Amazing card – love the wreath effect – so pretty.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. Gorgeous design Hazel. LOVE the colour combo of your flowers. And so clever to make a heart shape from them. This card definitely says more than “thanks”. To me it says “thanks from the heart”. 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers.

  8. Pretty card! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It – and if you join in the blog hop, you’ve got another 12 chances to win a prize!

  9. wow, all those little flowers are divine. Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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