Thursday, February 14, 2019

It's all about LOVE...

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your day is filled with Love, Joy and Kindness!
I’m back to share a sparkling LOVE themed card, (using the negative of a die for a frame), and which created for my DT post at the Dies R Us  (DRU), Inspirational Blog..

Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson

Expressions Collection - Alphabet Grid
Creative Expressions ALPHABET GRID Sue Wilson Expressions Collection Die Set CED5428*. Product Type: Die Cutting. Creative Expressions Crafting &
Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags
Finishing Touches - Tranquil Poppy
Finishing Touches Collection - Fern Fronds
Other Products used:
Holographic Glitter, Gilding Polish, Silver lines Ribbon, Silver Flat-back gems.

Randomly sprinkle Holographic Glitters in 3 colors (or any other types of sparkling glitters) onto a black cardstock paper that's been covered with a double-sided adhesive sheet to adhere the glitter.

Polish a piece of white cardstock with a pink gilding polish.
Die-Cut the Alphabet Grid to use for the background 4 times out of silver mirrored cardstock and adhere all the frames together.

Save the square letters that are cut-out from these Alphabet Grid frames to use on other projects. (both the negative and positive cuts are great to use). Ive saved these and only used the negative LOVE letters here.
Cut a square piece of acetate and adhere it behind this framing.

Cut a strip of vellum to place across the frame panel and adhere behind the edges. The sentiment will sit on top  of this vellum strip.

Die-Cut and dry emboss various Tranquil Poppy flowers from the white, green and the Polished Cardstocks. These are then trimmed, layered and adhered.

Assemble a floral spray by adhering together and alternating the different poppy flowers and fern fronds.

Die-Cut the Pierced Flags and adhere the LOVE letters onto the layered flags that sit on foam adhesive over the vellum.

Make a bow to place at bottom of floral spray that is parallel to the sentiment.

Final touches are the silver flat-back gems on the corners and sentiment flag.

For more inspiration, stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, here are the Dies R Us links;
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 I'd like to enter this card into the following fun Challenges;
Always Fun Challenges - Love / Valentine's
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Love it Up
 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Love Or Valentine Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love
Crafting By Designs - Love is in the Air
Crafty Creations-  Always Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - Feb- Valentine
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Double Trouble Challenges - Flowers
Die Cuttin' Divas - Use Dies / Love
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge  - Floral
Pile It On - Pretty In Pink
Paper Shelter Challenge  - Letters and/or Numbers
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Romance
Tuesday Throwdown - Falling Hearts
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you'll give these ideas a try! :)


  1. Simply gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at Try It On Tuesday!

  2. SO cool how you used the negative from the die as the frame here- love all of the sparkle!!! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for the Falling Hearts challenge!

  3. Beautiful floral piece and love the window die with all the sparklies. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and please come back and visit us tomorrow for a new fun challenge with Trouble Maker, Twisted Sister and Double Dare.

  4. A beautifully sparkly card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  5. Love how you have used the negative of the die as a frame,lovely sparkly card
    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday Challenge


  6. Just beautiful, love all the pretty details and embellishments. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. What an amazing piece of art .Love the tutorial and all the sparkle . Thanks for sharing with us here at
    Good luck with your entry
    Shirley-Anne DT

  8. A lovely card and I love the idea of using the negative of the die, creating the frame.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Avril x

  9. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.

  10. Just gorgeous

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  11. Love this card idea! I am your newest follower! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Creations Challenges. Follow me at Thanks! kReN@afourthlife

  12. So sparkly! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  13. Wow! Love how you created this fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  14. A really beautiful and romantic card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  15. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.

  16. Lovely!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  17. Beutiful card and wonderful step by step! Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  18. Wonderful sparkling card. Thank you for joining us at Pile it on February Challenge and be sure to check our our March challenge too. Keti (DT)

  19. How creative to use the negative space from your die. Great job. Thanks for sharing with Crafting by Designs.