Saturday, January 20, 2018

You Make My Heart Saur

Hi folks!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards; happy I was invited to continue as a Miss Kate Cuttables design team member again this year.  Another year of working with great products and a great team.  This year we have a few new team members, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they create!

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With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I decided to make a card celebrating love!  I worked with two adorable cut files which were "made for each other", literally.

I used Dinosaurs in Love and the You Make My Heart Saur Title, as well as a digital pattern from the Love is in the Air Paper Collection, one of my favorites.

To create the card base, I used a Silhouette store cut file.  This shaker is a little different in that it's built to the inside of the card.  I didn't want to obscure the title in any way, so I made this shaker understated, putting just a handful of hearts in various sizes.  

I converted the You Make My Heart Saur Title to print only as I didn't want the shaker contents to get stuck on anything.  I attached it to the inside of the card with mounting tape.  I adhered the acetate to the back of the patterned paper before attaching it to the card front.

I cut the dinosaurs from scrap paper...always nice to reduce the stash of scraps!  As a result, though, the light green layer was textured and the light pink was not.  I wanted to create texture, but nothing as deep as an embossing folder; so I ran it through my Big Shot between two very well used cutting plates.  The result was a subtle texture; just enough so it didn't stand out next to the green texture.

After I assembled the happy couple, I added some Wink of Stella in their spots and Glossy Accents on the hearts.  After I attached them to the card, I found the top of the card to be little "needy" so, using the heart included in the title cut file, I cut three hearts for across the top.  Of course, I just had to add more Wink of Stella to them and randomly on the plaid pattern as I'm addicted to using it.

Inside, I took pieces from the title again and created a sentiment to coordinate nicely.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you get the chance, please come visit me at Katydid Cards to say, "hello".