Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wreath Valentine

One of the new sets I got from Gina K. Designs is called You Are and it features a wreath and different elements you can add to it as well as fabulous sentiments. Lisa Hetrick is the illustrator. One of the smaller images is a heart so I decided I would make a few Valentines with this set to give to the shut-ins who are house bound or in nursing homes.


I had a partial 12 x 12 gingham pattern paper left from another project so I decided to use that as part of my design. The wreath was stamped with Mementos and then I added various shades of green to the open areas using Tombow pens. I also stamped the heart and berries with red ink and then colored them in with Tombows. A little dot of white gel pen was added to the berries.

I die cut this design out with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circle Die. I had to use the largest die in that set in order to get the whole wreath in. I felt that it needed a bit of a layer beneath it so I found a MFT Die-namics Single Stitch Line Circle Frame set which when placed beneath the circle  gave just a hint of a black layer. I liked that much better. I could have placed the frame over the top of the wreath as well but then it cut off too much of the wreath design so I opted for this instead.

Inside I added a Stampendous Bible verse. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him should not be lost but should have eternal life." John 3:16. Now there is no greater love then that so I thought it appropriate.

Well, that will do me for today. At least I have four Valentines made now. I hope your day is going well too. Tomorrow I won't be stamping as I have errands to run in town for quite a bit of the day. So until next time take care and thanks for the visit and comments.

God bless,
Verna

14 comments:

Carol L said...

Don't you just love it when your dies are interchangeable and play nicely with each other? I love the thin black line around the circle that sets it off perfectly! Beautiful Valentine!

Patti said...

Verna this is so pretty! I love background you created for this life giving message! : )

Patti

Say it with a Card said...

Beautiful card Verna, love the gingham background!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Verna! Love the layout and pretty gingham pattern paper!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab design.xxx

Barbara said...

Very classy Valentine card. Love the black outline as it really makes your image pop. I will be making cards today, my busy days were yesterday and Monday.

Heidi Stamps said...

Very beautiful! And a lovely verse to put inside a Valentine.

Greta said...

Beautiful images which made for a wonderfully unique Valentine! Great design!

Donna Phelan said...

Sooo pretty (I just inked this set up too!) That stitched die is perfect! Stash Collision, the best!

laurie said...

So pretty Verna, and I LOVE the gingham!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful and thoughtful, Verna. It makes a lovely Valentine, and the sentiment and message couldn't be more perfect.

wannabcre8tive said...

So very pretty, I love the design.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is stunning! So beautiful, the wreath and the big sentiment in the center!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! They are going to love them. And I think the tiny bit of black around the circle is perfect! Love that stamp set too... that's one I might need.

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