CAS Swirly Valentine

This card packs a lot of punch – big graphic element, large border detail, stark color contrast, and some ‘jewelry’ (aka bling) to impart a little fun. The design is inspired by a swirly heart & roses card posted last month by Kittie Caracciolo (KittieCraft). Instead of using her Impression Obsession Heart Flourish die, my card uses an older Sizzix Flourish die. The Sizzix die cuts two hearts as well as the flourish,  but I used only one of the diecut hearts and positioned it to counterbalance my sentiment. And I LOVE how the swirls of the flourish nestle so sweetly into the dips of the border punch.

Supplies:  A2 cardbase, white top layer 5.25×4 and then border punched and popped up with foam dimensionals, SU Real Red cardstock and ink, Sizzix Flourish die, Martha Stewart Flower Bed Deep Border Punch, sentiment from TAC/MRO Cheery Thoughts (discontinued but Mabelle has loads of other cute stamps), clear bling.

***Thank you so much for reading this post but I had to turn off comments because of spam. However, I am still available by email and would love to hear your thoughts on this card.

3 thoughts on “CAS Swirly Valentine

  1. What a pleasant surprise to see you comment – made my day – I think of you often and wonder how you are doing. Then I went to your blog and saw the two cards – and brought back so many TAC memories. I am one that still has the coluzzle cutting stuff – just can’t let go of it yet even though I have Spellbinders and other dies. I think they call it hoarding, LOL. Loved both of your cards – and I know I still have that stamp set in a box somewhere Love Blooms here. Thanks for visiting my blog, will check back on yours too.

  2. Oh, it’s good to see you again! Sorry to hear you lost stuff from the old blog, but I’m confident you’ll make up for that and then some. Looking forward to seeing what beautiful creations you come up with!

    And love the new picture! So stinkin’ cute.

    I, too, really like how the swirl on the flourish tucks neatly into the border. Don’t you love when that happens?

  3. Beautifully done, Kelly Rae! Packs a big punch, indeed! Gosh, girl…it’s so good to have you back!

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