Blogging Friends Red Hot Love! Meant If you are following along with the Blogging Friends Blog Hop, you will probably have just been with fellow UK Demo Helen Jennings. Welcome! Today The Blogging Friends are all sharing the LOVE! The brief is to make projects that feature Red. We are allowed to include White, Grey and Black if we wish. I have opted for Poppy Parade, which I think is our brightest Red. I have added some Black, and a White mat. It may be cheating slightly, but I just couldn’t bring myself to use too much Red, my thoughts are that if you use too much it is just too overwhelming.
So, what is my project? It is probably a Valentine’s card, but could be used for any time of year to send to someone you love to show them you are thinking of them.
I used the Meant to Be stamp set for the sentiment and the detail on the inside of the card. The die is from the Be Mine Stitched Dies, which I die cut from both Poppy Parade and Basic Black, inlaying the Basic Black Hearts into the Poppy Parade outline. To help with this I added Adhesive Sheet to the back of the card before die-cutting. This turns your die cuts into a sticker, which is so much easier to deal with.
The sentiment is in the same Poppy Parade ink, because Stampin’ Up! insists on their products being a perfect match, it is so simple to use different mediums, knowing that they will be that perfect match. This is especially difficult to achieve with Red, but not with Stampin’ Up!
My finishing touch for this project was to add some stamping on the inside of the card, also in Poppy Parade, this helps to tie the inside and outside together and makes such a difference to how it is received.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
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