Starting with the Kraft card, I wanted a very simple card that could be used for Valentine's, birthday, thank you, or anniversary. I did some dry embossing, stamped the image and colored the centers of the flowers with the new Gold Shimmer Brush. The black and gold ribbon is tied around the card. This is a very soft ribbon so the knot lies flat on the card.
To make the I love you card I hand trimmed the pink scallop paper from the Hello Lovely paper pack. I stamped the floral hearts on White Daisy CS and trimmed each one. After I stamped the sentiment I inked the edges with Slate ink for a border.
The card with the XO background is stamped on a White Daisy CS base with Whisper ink, alternating each stamp with 2nd generation stamping. The sentiment is stamped in Ruby ink and mounted on Ruby CS and added to the card with thin foam tape so it pops.
The thank you card has a more elegant look because of the layering and trimming out of the stamped image. The papers are from the Hello Lovely paper pack. The flowers and leaves are colored with Shinhan alcohol markers. Each of the flower centers has been colored with the gold shimmer brush, but it's a little hard to see in this picture.
The Gold Shimmer Pen is one of Close to My Hearts newest items & I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with it!