For the next two weeks Bitten by the Bug 2 is hosting a challenge using Valentines or hearts. I decided to do a masculine valentine that my son could use for his wife if he wanted. He is pretty proud of his truck, so I thought of him when I found this file in DesignBundles.net.
The designer is PaperCut and I really like their files. This was super easy to put together. I sized the image to be 5.75 inches across and then sized a square to fit behind it. I moved that to the left side of the image and welded the two to make a card. On this card, I backed the front with red paper and added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and the diamond cutouts. My Wink of Stella is old and didn’t come out the nicest, so I guess it is time to get some new. I found a sentiment that is an acrylic stamp and bent the stamp on the stamping block to fit in the banner. It is nice to be able to manipulate acrylic stamps that way.
I did a second card in heavier cardstock so that the front didn’t need a backing and the inside of the card would be what gave it the second color.
I like the look of this card a lot and so didn’t give it any embellishments.
Now it is time to use your Cricut and make your own project for Valentine’s Day or just include a heart and link it up at Bitten by the Bug 2. You have until February 14th which is perfect timing. – Denise