Love Gatefold Card
Love, Stamps of Life

Gatefold Love Card


Here is a card I made for my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary. I wanted to make a simple love card so I decided to make a gatefold card and use the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Love Gatefold CardLove Statement Card

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Supplies Used:

Banana Cardstock –
Strawberry Cardstock –
Cloud Cardstock –
Powered Sugar Cardstock –
Me & You Collection Patterned Paper Pad –
Rectangle Die –
Stitched Rectangle Die –
Sizzix Framelits by Stephanie Barnard 661120 (gatefold) –
Sizzix Thinlits Half Card Panels by Stephanie Barnard 661839 –
Love Statement Set –
Strawberry Ink –
Artichoke Ink –
Banana Ink –
Sky Ink –
Guava Ink –
Seaglass Ink –
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform –

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Love, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Card

Love Card with Heart Final


Just in time for Valentine’s Day or just to say “I love you,” this card is so beautiful with its vibrant colors.

First, I die cut the heart shape from the heart die in the Heart Background – Limited Edition die set from The Stamps of Life. I die cut it using Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad.

Step 1

Next, I water colored the heart using Spectrum Sparkle markers. The colors I used were solar red, emerald green, and blue topaz. After I put some color down, I used a paint brush with a small amount of water to spread the color on the heart.

Step 2

Next, I used the center heart die cut and layered it inside of the big heart and die cut it onto white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive on the opposite side of the card stock. This made it easier to adhere cut piece in the next step.

Step 4

Next, I peeled the heart away from the adhesive and adhered it onto the colored heart.

Using the same water color method as described above, I colored with the solar red Spectrum Sparkle marker onto the Bristol Smooth paper and spread the color onto the paper using a water brush. Next, I die cut the shadow layer of the Love die from the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Next, I used the Love word die and die cut using white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive onto the back of the white card stock which made it easier to adhere to the shadow layer. (Note: In case you are wondering, the shadow layer of the Love die cut in the picture below is a slightly darker pink than the one on the finished card because I actually die cut the Love piece twice to create two identical pieces for two cards. It shows darker here because for this die cut, I applied more ink onto the paper.)

Using Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life, I cut an A2 size card base. Next, using the Hooray patterned paper pad from The Stamps of Life, I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the large stitched rectangle die.

Step 3

I adhered the stitched rectangle piece of patterned paper to the front of the card base. Next, I adhered the heart on top of the rectangle piece and then I adhered the Love statement to the bottom right corner and ended with a pink bow at the top of the card.


Love Card with Heart Final


For the inside of the card, I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Candy card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.


Love Card with Heart Final

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