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Monday, January 25, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - Valentine's

Good morning and welcome to another Over The Moon Monday. I hope you have had a wonderful week. It was a busy one for me at work (which is a good thing), but I didn't get a lot of cardmaking done (which is a bad thing).

I went to Jo-Ann's over the weekend, and their new nestability dies have been flying off the shelf. I did have a 50% off coupon and managed to get one set of dies. The cashier told me they initially didn't have plans to restock them, but since they have done so well, they will be getting more in in the future.

I have added new Valentine's stamps to the store. For a limited time only, I will be offering 20% off any order (U.S. orders only), but you must use coupon code Val20 at check-out.

Let's get started on today's card. I used 2 images from the new stamps: the new Floral Heart and the Friends stamp. You can see all the new stamps here:

I used scraps of patterned paper to make a herringbone pattern for the background. That's a technique with the Technique Junkies and is pretty simple to do.
I stamped the heart image onto glossy cardstock that had been colored red with alcohol inks. I then cut it out and mounted on a piece of red cardstock. I added some glitter to the flowers to give them a little zing. I added some faux stitching (and if you could see my handsewing in real life, the crooked stitches are pretty real looking).

I stamped "Friends" onto black cardstock using a pigment ink, then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I faux stitched it with white ink.

I adhered both the heart and the friends to the background, then stamped a sentiment inside.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. If you have made it all the way here, please leave a comment and I will have a drawing for a couple of free stamps from the new valentine's stamps. If you don't leave a way for me to get hold of you, you will have to check back next week to see if you won. Until next time, have a crafty week...

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