Hello again Crafty Meraki Friends, Aly here with my fourth project this month! I wanted to create a Valentine's Day card with a small peekaboo window for some added interest. Come see how I made it!
The first thing I did was diecut a basic heart shape out of the front panel of the card to make the window. Then I used the Love Forever Layering Stencil set to create a beautiful stenciled background on the front of the card. I wanted this stenciling to be intentionally messy, and I didn't even use all of the stencils provided in this pack. I splattered some white gouache and gold watercolor on the front panel, and I also glued some embellishments.
I nestled in my heart window a sentiment from the Handmade Love hot foil plate sentiments with gold foil on white cardstock. Next, I cut out each of the three flower dies from the Penelope Meraki Flora Para-Dies from heavy weight white cardstock. I ink-blended each flower with either red, purple or pink Distress Inks. For the stems, I ink-blended with teal Distress inks.
Before glueing these diecut flowers inside the card and on the envelope, I used the same colors of Distress Inks to ink-blend a gradient within the card. Then I glued the red and purple flowers inside of the card.
While I glued the remaining pink flower to the front of the envelope, because I am obsessed with decorating the envelopes of my cards. This card is a perfect example of how you can start a card with one idea in mind and end up with a completely different card.
I love when beautiful products challenge me to create cards that are a bit out of my comfort zone. Today, I hope that I inspired you to just follow your creative process and see where it leads you. I wish you all the most magical and crafty day!