Hello crafty friends, it’s Nina-Marie Trapani here! We are just inside of 2021 and Pantone’s Color of the Year has been revealed – this year is actually 2 colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating yellow. I’ll be incorporating both colors into today’s project and I encourage you to try this color palette out for yourself – it’s so refreshing!
I die cut both our Simon Says Stamp Nested Hearts and Clipping Heart dies from many different sheets of pattern paper, glitter and foil cardstocks. The varying shades of gray and yellow paper creates a beautiful pattern!
For a sentiment I went simple and used our CZ Design Friends and Thanks word and shadow dies. You’ll notice I cut the sentiment from both Smoke cardstock and silver glitter paper; the dip-dye effect is trendy and compliments the glitter texture sprinkled throughout the card.
I then matted the panels onto cards created from Fog cardstock. The light gray base provides a perfect balance to the darker grays of the hearts and sentiment.
I had so much fun making these cards I also tried it with our Chunky Hearts Panel die on both a slimline and A2 card. You could try this technique with many other heart or other shaped dies!
Want to see how I made these refreshing cards? Be sure to watch the video below! These would be perfect as non-traditional Valentines or even as a more masculine love card!