Distress Oxide Valentine Card by Janet

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Hello, Janet here with a card that could be used as a non traditional Valentines card. I love this Three Heart Die which gives dotted detail on the outside of the hearts, and just had to use it for this CAS card.  I also used the Stuck on You stamp and co-ordinating die as elements which pop up through the hearts with a Distress Oxide background.

All the products I used are listed and linked below. We’d love to see what you are making with your stamps and inks. Share your creations with us at The Little Paper Treehouse Tribe over at Facebook.



The background was made by smooshing the three distress oxides on my mat, spraying with water and smooshing the card panel into the distress oxides. Once it was dry, I used the 3 heart die, placing so one of the hearts was hanging off the edge of the panel. The hearts in this die are connected, by changing the angle you use – you can create lots of different looks.

On a piece of Bristol card, I stamped both the cheeky cacti from the Stuck on You stamp with archival black ink and coloured in with Zig markers. The colours I used are listed below with the supplies.

To assemble the card I adhered the background panel onto a card base with double sided tape and adhered the cut out hearts directly to the base in the gaps. I placed both Cacti so they are popping out of the bottom two hearts  and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in the top heart.  I used tape adhesive for the pots of the cacti and foam tape at the top to give some dimension.  The finishing touch was to add some Sparkling Star confetti pieces.


What do you think?  It can be used as a valentines card or even for birthdays of loved ones.



Avery Elle – Stuck on You Stamp and Coordinating Die

Avery Elle – Three Hearts Die

Catherine Pooler Designs – Midnight Ink

Ranger – Archival Jet Black Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Victorian Velvet

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Dried Marigold

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Abandoned Coral

Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers

– — 047 May Green and 053 Yellow Green (Cacti), 032 Persian Blue and 036 Light Blue (Pots)

Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Catherine Pooler Designs Pre-scored Premium Card base

Scotch 3M Foam Tape

Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner

Be Creative Double sided Tape

Tim Holtz Craft Mat




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