My scalloped heart Nestabilities (cutting dies) arrived last week – just in time for the Valentine’s frenzy.  Of course, I had to use them immediately!

I played around with cutting out stamped images using the hearts and did have some success but I found it difficult to use the heart shape as the focal point on the particular layout I was trying to create.  I thought it might be easier if I used the hearts as an embellishment and this is what evolved from that card-making session:

I cut a large heart from blue felt (just ordinary felt you can buy in any craft store) and attached a second heart made of paper from the new Basic Grey “Bittersweet” collection.  The patterned paper on the top portion of the card is also part of the Bittersweet line.  I tried to buy buttons when I purchased the paper (on line…I’d never be able to buy anything this new in a local store) but they were out of stock so I missed out on some great buttons but they would have been really fun to use on this card.

Luckily for me, I have WAY too many primas so I fished out one in a colour that matched the paper and popped a rhinestone brad in the centre for a little bling factor.  Originally, I was going to use some pink ribbon on this card but decided to scallop punch another piece of the pink Bittersweet paper and used that instead.

The sentiment is actually a $1.50 (in Canada) stamp from Michael’s that I bought just after Christmas.  They had a good selection of Valentine’s Day stamps but I only purchased 3 from this season’s lineup.  No point buying them if you don’t think you’ll use them!

All in all, an elegant but easy card.

Supplies used: Sentiment stamp from M’s, Confetti white cardstock – SU, Bittersweet pp – Basic Grey, blue felt – Walmart, Prima flower, rhinestone brad – Dollarama, Scallop punch – Fiskars, Nestabilities Scalloped Heart Dies, Palette Hybrid Noir ink.