Valentines Two Ways: Simple & a Bit Stepped Up

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials11 Comments

I’m challenging myself in 2019 to do more with the supplies I have and one way I can do this is to show multiple cards that are created with essentially the same products and supplies.

I can’t promise you I’ll do this every time because holy crap, apparently it takes longer plan out and film two at a time. (Still working on getting better at the whole card video thing!)

That said, I’m really happy with the results. Both cards feature the brand new Love Messages stamp set, an eclectic set of messages featuring different typographic treatments. This card features a bit of simple ink blending and I used the same inks for both projects.

The card above is my more simple version and this one below ย is the Bit Stepped Up one:

I only used one more product for card two, the Quilted Hearts Background Cling stamp. I seriously love this background stamp! How cute are the tiny hearts?

The Stepped Up card also features some stamping and embossing on Heat Resistant Acetate, something I’ve been wanting to try, but usually mess up. Not today!

Oh yeah, what is the saying? Nailed it.

Here is my video showing you how I created both cards!

Thanks so much for watching!


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Cathy ZielskeValentines Two Ways: Simple & a Bit Stepped Up

11 Comments on “Valentines Two Ways: Simple & a Bit Stepped Up”

  1. #2
    Shirley Menard


    1. #2.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Hey Shirley, take a scrap piece of paper, firmly press down and try to get it running again

      Sometimes, I have issues with it rolling and not putting tape down.

      I don’t use it directly on fun foam though, because it’s hard to get it to catch on the foam, if that makes sense. But for paper, it has been a good one. You may have a bad roll, possibly?

      I always press and hold in place for a second before rolling. That gives the tape a second to transfer to the paper and hold. Let me know if that helps!

  2. #3
    Terrie D.

    Both of your cards are beautiful! I really love how you stamped the sentiment on acetate for your second card. Such a cool look. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. #4
    Ruth CM

    Thanks Cathy. Nice cards!

    I didn’t realize acetate could be heat embossed. I’ll have to pick up some of that heat resistant acetate from your supplies list. And some of those glue holders! I find myself propping my glue bottles with whatever I can find on my worktable and they usually fall over.


  4. #6
    carol ann

    Those jewels… “pick it… da… di.. there ya go”! Oh my gosh you make us laugh! Love you, Cathy! Keep those videos coming. ๐Ÿ™‚ Terrific cards, btw!

    1. #6.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Ha! yes, i decided to keep that in because i have the WORST time with that jewel picker!

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