Representing Idealized Love

By | June 11, 2017

I’ve had a few commissioned projects in the past couple of months, and today’s extra large card is the latest! My friend Karlyn will be teaching a lesson today for the women’s group at church on the topic of marriage. She asked me to make a card that would represent the ideal of love, the kind that we all dream of and expect when we first marry, before the challenges of life set in (and things settle into a more realistic version of what love is!)

Representing Idealized Love

My friend had some specific elements that she wanted on this card, and I showed her step-by-step what I was doing. She liked these die cut hearts from the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits set, and although they look nice in solid red like this, I suggested that we decorated them with some gold embossed flowers:

Representing Idealized Love

The flat spots on the heart die cuts are designed to be embellished with these large and small flower stamps and dies.

Representing Idealized Love

Here is the completed card, with the word “love” die cut in Gold Glimmer Paper, and some understated dry embossing on the white background.

Representing Idealized Love

Here is a another view of the background embossing. Karlyn wanted a very large card, 9 inches tall, but I didn’t have an embossing folder in that size. So, I embossed several images onto another sheet of Whisper White cardstock, then cut out the designs with my sharp little Paper Snips. I carefully glued the designs onto the card front as shown. Necessity is the Mother of Invention, as they say!

Although the embossing folder and the sentiment die cut are retired Stampin’ Up! products, several of the other supplies that I used on my Ideal Love card are available in the latest catalog! Click on any picture to read more, or to order online:

Have you ever made a very large card like this? This was my first, and I was happy with the result!

4 thoughts on “Representing Idealized Love

    1. ValoryDegree Post author

      Thanks; it was fun to work with my friend to produce the card that she had in mind!

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    1. ValoryDegree Post author

      Ah, thank you, Karlyn! How did your lesson go today?

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