Hi there crafty friends, it’s Tracey here with you today. I used the Dahlia Heart Layer dies to create a slimline Valentines card. Using one sheet of white cardstock I was able to make my card base which is 8 1/2″ x 7″. The remaining piece of cardstock left was 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. I trimmed a 1/4″ off of the length and now had the perfect sized mat for the front of my card.

I started by ink blended a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks–Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries. Once the panel was blended I tapped some watered down Perfect Pearls over the panel to add some interest and set it aside for now.

Using the Dahlia Heart Layer A die, I cut a heart near the upper portion of the 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ panel.

I trimmed my ink blended panel down and adhered it to the back of the front panel that I cut the heart from.

Next I used the Dahlia Heart Layer A die and cut it from gold sparkle cardstock. I added liquid adhesive to the back of the gold sparkle heart and I inlaid it into the heart cutout. I panel was adhered to the card base leaving a small 1/8″ border.

The hugs sentiment is from the Jumbo Lingo Hugs die. I cut the base layer from my ink blended panel and the top layer with the same gold sparkle cardstock I used for the heart. It was attached to the card using small pieces of foam tape.

To finish off the card I splattered a bit of yellow gold metallic watercolour on to the card front. Then I embossed the XOXO using gold pearl embossing powder.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and crafting with me. There is lots of time to make some Valentines cards for your loves or for friends. Have fun and get creative with your Birch Press Design dies. Enjoy the rest of your day and well see you next time!