7 Days of Love – Day 1!

Hi Crafty Friends!

This week my friend and fellow DT member Sankari Wegman and I decided to countdown to Valentine’s Day with 7 days of Love Cards! Each day this week we will be celebrating by posting a card all about love on our blogs! We also decided to each create a sketch and a color inspiration to use in case we need a little extra mojo 😉

7 Days of Love Inspiration:

Stop by our blogs each day for a fun little love surprise! <3

Jen’s LOVE filled Day 1:

Woohoo! I am so so excited to be joining Sankari on this crafty adventure and I am so happy to be spending some time just crafting for FUN! (Not that I don’t have fun when I craft otherwise – it’s just nice to set time aside just to make cards for the sake of making cards! )

My first card of the week uses sketch #2 and the color palette #2 from the inspiration set above. I used some new stamps I recently ordered from MFT that I haven’t had a chance to use until now. That definitely makes me happy!

I <3 You by Jen Shults, handmade card #7DaysOfLove

To start my card I started with a Grout Gray (MFT) card base and layered it with Sugar Cube (TE) cardstock and another piece of Sugar Cube cardstock (TE) that I sponged hearts on using Grout Gray Dye Ink (MFT) and Stencil Background Hearts (MFT). I added a bit of distressing and sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger). I cut three different hearts from Cherry Pop (TE), Chocolate Truffle (TE) and Grout Gray (MFT) cardstock. I ran the red heart through a paper crimper and sponged and distressed the edges. The banner is a piece of Toffe cardstock (TE) that I trimmed the end off at a diagonal and stamped with I <3 You from MSTN I Love You More from MFT in Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I filled the heart with a red Copic. To finish off I added a bit of stitching, a twine bow and clear dots.

i <3 You by Jen Shults, handmade card #7DayOfLove

Be sure to stop by and visit Sankari today to see what AMAZING love themed project she has to share!! I’ll be back tomorrow with day 2!!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Card Ingredients:

Stamps: MSTN I Love You More (MFT)
Cardstock: Grout Gray (MFT), Sugar Cube, Cherry Pop, Chocolate Truffle, Toffee (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Grout Gray Dye Ink (MFT), Rich Cocoa (Memento), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Copic Markers
Accessories: Heart Stacklets dies (Taylored Expressions), Stencil Background Hearts stencil (MFT), Twine (Taylored Expressions), Clear Dots (Recollections), heavy duty white thread (Coats and Clark), Janome Sew Mini, Foam Tape (3M), Quick Dry Adhesive (3M), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Distress Tool (Prima)

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