Make a Feminine Valentine with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits

If you want to make a feminine Valentine’s Day Card, the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits is the tool for you!  You’ve probably seen the article with videos on using the Thinlits, but in case you haven’t, take a look at this post:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Videos.  Monday’s article showed how to use the Bloomin’ Love stamp set to make a masculine Valentine.

One of the really fun ways to use this Thinlit is to cut two hearts–one in the background, and one that you’ll set inside the background cut-out.  Then place a different color of card stock behind the cut-out.  Pretty cool, don’t you think?

Bloomin' Hearts inset card from Stamping Madly

The colors in this card are:  Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon, which I’m REALLY going to miss when they retire at the end of May.  The bow and the background are Wisteria Wonder, which will probably be around for a long time, thank goodness.  Don’t you just love the little Bow Paper Clip?  If you’re like me, you can’t wait to get your hands on them for when you make girly cards!

The Lost Lagoon layer uses one of my favorite stamps for backgrounds from the Work of Art stamp set Since this is a background, you don’t want it to detract from the focal point.  Just be sure make the stamped images are quite light.  Here’s a video on how to stamp the background:

This is another take on the Bloomin’ Heart inset card.  This one uses Lost Lagoon for the cut-out, and Tip Top Taupe for the background.  Stampin’ Up! has given us another fun stamp set for creating backgrounds, Timeless Textures, which gives a more vintage look.

Bloomin' Hearts vintage inset card from Stamping Madly

The bow is made with Sahara Sand Lace which is cut in half lengthwise.  When I tried a bow without cutting down the lace, it was too big and hid too much of the delicate heart cut-out.  Getting the little Blossom Accent to stick to the uneven surface of the bow was challenging, and I eventually got out my glue gun.

Sahara Sand Lace Bow and Tip Top Taupe Blossom Accent on Bloomin' Heart vintage inset card from Stamping Madly

The sentiments on both cards come from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, which is both awesome and versatile!  Stampin’ Up! offers the Thinlits and stamps together in a bundle so you can save 15%.  Such a deal!  Order yours today by using this link:  Bloomin’ Love Bundle.

Leave a comment and let me know which of these cards you like best!  And don’t forget to watch the videos on tips for using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits–they can be a bit challenging to use, and the videos will save you some frustration!

Now get off your computer and go make some feminine Valentines for your girlfriends with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.

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