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Pastel Valentines Collection

Happy Weekend!

It’s Shabneez here bringing you a selection of quick and easy pastel Valentine cards.  After all you don’t just want to send 1 card do you?!  You need at least 3!!!!!

Pastel Valentines Collection 1

Traditional Valentine cards are red as I suppose you associate red with love but I wanted to create a set of cards that had a softer feel to them so I opted for pastel colours and I think you’ll agree they look pretty don’t they?

Pastel Valentines Collection 2
For my first card I used the CrafTangles Heart Mesh stencil with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink though it.  I masked off a border top and bottom with low tack tape.  I die cut a heart and stamped the Valentines Day stamp in black ink.  I then went around the edges of the heart with more distress ink, giving it a softer feel.  I stamped 4 hearts in black from the I love you stamp set at the bottom to form a border.  Finally, I stuck the heart near the top right hand corner to finish.
Pastel Valentines Collection 3
Next up is the simplest of my trio of cards as I just felt it didn’t need anything else, after all, less is more!  I used Shaded Lilac distress ink through the CrafTangles Quilted Hearts stencil then added ink around the edges to soften it.  I die cut an oval and inked around the edges then used the CrafTangles Love Story stamp.  I stuck the topper I’d created in the centre of my card.
Pastel Valentines Collection 4
My final card is probably my favourite.  I made the background in the same way as the previous one but using the CrafTangles XOXO stencil and Milled Lavender distress ink.  I stamped I love you in the bottom right corner then made a shaker out of a nesting die set and filled it with sequins.  I stuck it on with foam pads.  I stamped 2 hearts to finish.
I hope you’ve been inspired to use pastel colours for your love themed cards and don’t forget to enter them into the February Challenge so I can see them!
Enjoy your weekend!
Products Used:
Sizzix Stitched Oval Dies by Tim Holtz
Everything else from my stash
CrafTangles 6"x6" Stencil - Heart MeshCrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - Valentines DayCrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - I Love YouCrafTangles Photopolymer Stamps - Love StoryCrafTangles 6"x6" Stencil - Quilted HeartsCrafTangles 6"x6" Stencil - XOXO
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pad -  Cracked PistachioTim Holtz Distress Inks -  Shaded LilacTim Holtz Distress Inks -  Milled LavenderVersaFine Pigment Small Ink Pad - Onyx Black CrafTangles Sequins - Cupcake Pink

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