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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

In Love Arts...

I was contacted by a new (to me) online craft shop called In Love Arts. They asked if I would be willing to try some of their products and post about them on my blog. Of course, I was happy to!

In Love Arts is generously offering a 15% discount to any of my readers. Just use this code:

One of the items they sent me was the "Motto Words" stamp set which has some great sentiments.

These sentiments are a very nice size and stamp well. I decided to make a card for every single sentiment in the set.

For this card, I chose a pre-made card base from my stash that had a fun pattern. Then I cut some 1/2" strips of patterned CS that coordinated with the colors of my card base. I fussy-cut the tops of the candles to look like they might have melted just a bit. My flames are actually leaves cut with a foliage die that I had in my stash. I colored them just a bit with Promarkers and added some Wink of Stella. My big sentiment and a few self-adhesive stars finished off my card.

This card came together very quickly! Once again, I used a pre-made card base that had the soft green shading on it. I stamped my sentiment with green ink. I left my card base in my stamping platform, and when the ink was dry, I stamped the sentiment again with Versamark. I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to give it a nice glossy finish. It looks a little blurred in this photo because of the texture of the card base.

The strawberry and flower were cut with my Silhouette and had been sitting on my desk for months and months. Time to finally use them on a card!

When I saw the sentiment "Small Wonder," I thought of a baby card, but I definitely think it could be used in other ways, too. I dug out a teddy bear die, tag die and a corner die. I cut and dry embossed my bear and corner die-cuts. Then I added a little color to parts of my bear and popped him up in front of my tag.

Another pre-made card base was used for this card. I cut the "thanks" with a die, backed it with a strip of black cardstock and stamped my sentiment. It just doesn't get any quicker or easier, and I think it's a rather elegant thank you card.

This card is a 3 1/2" X 5" notecard. The glittery panel was adhered to the front, then the die-cut heart with its heat-embossed sentiment was popped up with foam squares. The sequins were added for a little sparkle. My pinks actually match much better IRL.

My final card is a wedding card. The background die is also from In Love Arts, and the sentiment is from the set above and was heat-embossed onto a heavy vellum oval.

This die, called Curl Pattern, cuts a beautiful pattern but takes some extra care in getting a good cut. I used a couple of shims to make sure it cut through and then I took great care in getting my cut design out of the die. Some of those swirls are really narrow, but aren't they beautiful?

After cutting my panel I adhered it to my card base with some double-sided sheet adhesive. I burnished some clear glitter into all the openings of my die-cut where the adhesive was exposed. It has such great sparkle!

To finish my card front, I added two narrow strips of silver glitter cardstock and a few flat-backed gems.

I hope these cards have piqued your interest in In Love Arts and the crafting supplies they offer on their site. I'll be sharing more products with you in the near future.

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


Lynette said...

Oh how fun, Cheryl. Congrats! Your cards are all so wonderful - they will be very pleased.

designbydonna said...

This is a great sentiment set. You did a great job in showcasing them. I will go check out their site.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh busy busy stamper. The sentiments are really great and you showcased them beautifully. I love the size of the sentiments. Headed over to check out their site. Great job.

Lynne in NI said...

What a fab selection of cards, Cheryl, you've showcased your new goodies beautifully - unfortunately I'm on a spending freeze, had to buy new specs and they put a bit of a dent in my wallet :(