I am super excited to share with you all the new Diemond Dies release for Valentines 2018! I designed them and in lieu of compensation, a part of the proceeds from the sale of any dies I design will be donated to PAWS Atlanta, the oldest no-kill animal shelter in Georgia. YAY!

For this Valentines card, I used three of the four new die sets. First I used the middle sized heart from the Inside and Out Stitched Hearts Die Set to inlay a heart from the black card base. I love that with these hearts die set, the stitching is both on the inside and outside of the heart dies so if you just want to use the frame or area outside of the heart, you still get stitched details but you can get stitched hearts if you want to use the heart cut outs only.

In this sample, I first blended some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple onto some watercolor paper to create an ombre look. Then sprinkled some water on the paper and lifted up some of the ink with a paper towel for a mottled look. I die cut the heart from the inked paper for the heart inset. Lastly, I die cut the same heart from the black card base and inset the ink-blended/splattered heart.

I repeated the same treatment to a bit more water color paper and used the Bold Love Word Die to kind of add a defining sentiment to the base of the card. Lastly I die cut the cute boy and girl (and dog) from the Sweet Kiss Die Set using red metallic card stock and positioned them in front of the heart. The metallic red adds festive shine and pops nicely from the black card base. The extra heart from the inside of the heart shaped leash I used as a finishing accent hovering above the boy and girl. To add a bit of softness, I also rounded to two right corners of the card with a We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper and inked the edges of the card with more  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick.

The video below shows all the dies in this new release and also shares how I made this card:

My readers can get 10% off and FREE wordwide shipping at Diemond Dies by using the coupon code: thankskristina
Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some (not the Diemond Dies links) may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Layer it Up Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Cute Challenge
Addicted to CAS Ombre Challenge
Card Mania Monochromatic Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge


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