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Friday, January 17, 2020

Using up a lonely sticker...

I had this lonely "Forever" sticker in my stash and it kept floating to the top, begging (in its own way) to be used on a card. So as I set about making Valentines for the thrift store to sell, I decided to put it on a card.

The die-cut white background was also hanging out in my card parts box, waiting to be used, so the first thing I did was line the back of it with some double-sided tape.  I have a big roll of 1 1/4" wide double-sided tape that I got at a surplus store for a small amount of money. It's great for covering large pieces, especially rectangular pieces like this one.

After covering the back with adhesive, I rubbed some fine red glitter into the scalloped pattern of little holes where it stuck to the adhesive, adding a nice little sparkle. I took this angled photo, hoping that the sparkle would be visible--but it really isn't.

Finally, I cut out the letters for "You & Me" and adhered them to my card front. After taking this photo, I went back and coated my letters with Glossy Accents to give them a bit more dimension. Photos often give me a new perspective on cards and help me decide on some further changes.

The inside of my card is quite plain. Maybe I'll go back and add a heart or three after I'm done writing this post! :)

It is snowing like crazy here this afternoon. They are predicting that we will get up to a foot of snow with possible blizzard conditions as the wind picks up. That means there will be plenty of shoveling to do tomorrow.

I hope you are safe and warm and dry, wherever you are spending your weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Cute V'day card, Perfect showcase for the forever sticker. Sounds like you have a good day for staying inside and craft. We are getting rain all day. Glad it is not snow although my husband would like to use his new snowblower.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That is a really great Valentine card. Love that die cut background!

Glittered Paws said...

Brilliant idea to add glitter to the backing piece. Sounds like you got a great buy on your double sided tape. Made up a very pretty card.
Sitting here listening to our weather forecast - SNOW, ICE, COLD - winter in the midwest. But I have plenty to do inside. Like clean, (NOT), do some baking (NOT), tidy up craft room (NOT) play in craft room - YES YES.