This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! Remember how much fun we had with STAMPtember, with surprises and releases all month long? Well, DieCember is shaping up to be just as fun! Tonight, Simon Says Stamp is releasing the Smitten collection, perfect for starting on those Valentine’s Day projects! (Mentally, I’m still in Christmas mode, but the seasons are ever changing in this industry!) I pulled out my red cardstock again to create this incredibly vibrant monochromatic crimson card, featuring tons of die cutting and zero stamping. Let’s get started with the details!
I began my project with lots of die cutting. I started with a die cut heart, cut using a fairly large heart die from the Nested Rounded Hearts die set, which I cut from Simon’s Matte Metallic Red cardstock. I ran this unique heart shape through my die cutting machine using the Burst Snowflakes embossing folder to add some gorgeous texture. I know that the pattern on the embossing folder is technically snowflakes, but they remind me of lacy doilies, which I thought was perfect for a Valentine’s Day card!
Next, I die cut several blooms and foliage using the Aurora Blooms dies. I used a shade of deep ruby red for my flowers, adding some red glitter accents and buds cut using red cardstock from the new Be Mine Glitter Paper Pack. I cut some foliage from deep teal and minty green cardstock, which I think stands out beautifully amongst all of the vivid red. I popped up the embossed heart die on an A2 sized card front, using a slightly lighter shade of cherry red cardstock, then arranged the flowers in a swag around the heart, popping some up with foam tape, adhering others with liquid adhesive for lots of dimension.
For the greeting, I used the brand new Fancy Love You die to die cut a sparkling greeting using the red cardstock in the Be Mine Glitter Pack. I popped it up on the heart die cut using another layer of foam adhesive, creating multiple levels of height. The textural contrast between the matte red foil cardstock and the red glitter cardstock helps to make the greeting even more visible. I added a few red pearls to the center of the flowers, then adhered a smattering of red gems for more sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my project today! I have lots more inspiration to share with you, both from the Smitten release as well as more DieCember projects, so be sure to pop back to check them out. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!