Friday, January 17, 2020

A Carrot Valentine Card

I have been having fun making some Valentines from non-Valentine sets.  This one will be going off to a nephew.  

I colored the image with colored pencils and die cut that panel.  I heat embossed the matching sentiment on dark orange cardstock. I also cut some hearts out and embossed them just to make it look a little more Valentine-y.  

There is an imperfection in this card (the bear is not quite level!), but it really is only noticeable in the photo, not as much when you have the card in hand.  So, I decided to still post it and I definitely am still going to send it!  Not every card has to be exact!  I hope no one out there in the blogosphere thinks so!

Supplies: Stamps MFT Rooting for You stamp set , Paper Echo Park Homegrown 6x6 pad, Gina Marie X Stitched circles, Gemini heart dies, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I’d love to enter this card into WordArtWednesday’s Anything Goes challenge.

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a crafty weekend!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Valentine’s Hugs and Kisses Card

Hello!  I have a very traditional looking Valentine to share today.  I thought that the grungy look of the sentiments in I Brake for Stamps Old and New stamp sheet would look good with the Chalkboard technique.  That was my starting point for this card.

I heat embossed the sentiment, then smudged white ink around the edge of the panel.  After framing this out with another red die cut, I used some neat foiled patterned paper for the background.  My embellishment, the stamped lips,  is also from the stamp set!  I thought this turned out nicely, and definitely, the photos don’t do this one justice.

Supplies: I Brake for Stamps Old and New stamp sheet, Recollections White Detail Embossing powder, Spellbinders Fancy Edge Rectangles dies, Hero Arts Red Royal dye ink, Versamark embossing ink, Avery Elle white pigment ink.
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

House Mouse “Cherries Jubilee” Valentine Card

Hello!  I hope you have been having a good weekend.  I was lucky enough to have dinner with friends last night, just us girls.  

Today, I have this sweet image to share with you.  I just love this cute mouse, and the cherries are so cheerful.  After I colored the cherries in this pinkish red with alcohol markers, I decided to make it into a Valentine.  

The card is cut a little smaller than A2 to accommodate the die shape.  On this inside I stamped some hearts and a Valentine sentiment.  This was really fun to create!

Supplies: House Mouse Designs Cherries Jubilee stamp, Gina K sentiment from Spring Blessings stamp set, Spellbinders Fancy Edge Rectangles dies

I would love to enter the House Mouse and Friends Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Food or Drink.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Sloth Valentine Card

ETA 1/17/20:  Thank You Art Impressions for choosing my card as Top Spot!

I enjoy puns, and animals can’t be beat!  Especially for Valentines, this saying is sure to make just about anyone smile!  

I colored this stamp from Art Impressions’ Sloth-some set with alcohol markers, die cut out the panel and then just used patterned paper and a embossed piece of cardstock to create the layout.  I had some enamel dots with some arrow shapes, so I decided to add one to the card.  (I agonized over that detail, lol. Got to find some way to make it take a long time to finish!)

Supplies: Stamps Art Impressions Sloth-some, Die Gina K Designs, Embossing folder Darice

I would love to enter Art Impressions Hugs & Kisses challenge and Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes challenge.

Are you making Valentines this year?

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Woodsy Mouse Masculine Valentine

Hello!  I have a cute card to share today that I am probably going to use as a Masculine Valentine. 

 It is cute,
 it is woodsy,
 and I like it!

Card process:  First I stamped my mouse and mushroom image with Memento Black ink. I colored it in with alcohol markers.  Next, I masked around the mushroom cap with masking paper.  I used red ink to stamp the Bubble Wrap background onto the mushroom cap. After removing the mask, I used colored pencils to add just a little detail.  

The background is kraft paper with a Darice woodgrain embossing folder. I inked the raised portions with Gina K dark chocolate brown ink.  I then used the brown ink to stamp my sentiment, and embellished the card with Spellbinders die cuts, cut from paper scraps.

I combined 3 different stamp sets for this card.  

Mostly Mice Sheet

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Monday, January 6, 2020

New Sympathy Card Series: January

Hello and happy Monday!  

One of my personal goals this year is to create more Sympathy cards.  I feel this is a very important card to send at such a sad time, but they are difficult to make in a hurry.  My goal is to make at least one per month this year.  

I was very lucky to win this stamp set from Joy Clair, which is a new company to me.  There are several lovely phrases, and some sentiments useful for the inside too. (I neglected to photograph the inside of my card this time, whoops!)

Supplies: Joy Clair Heartfelt Sympanthy stamp set, Anna Griffin Embossing folder, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Ovals dies, Recollections White Embossing Powder, Versamark ink, Memento Black ink.

I would love to enter SimonSaysStamp’s Monday Challenge - Anything Goes, WordArtWednesday’s Anything Goes challenge and Double Trouble’s Hot or Cold (Embossing) challenge

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Christmas Cards for 2020 Already??

Hello!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

This past year, I made more Christmas cards in November and December than in past years.  It was a bit overwhelming, so this year, I hope to get many more Christmas cards done throughout the year.  If I did ~5 a month, I would be comfortably ready to send them out after Thanksgiving this year.

I won this stamp recently, so it was the perfect choice for my first Christmas card of 2020!

I simply colored the image (House Mouse Sharing a Sip) in with alcohol markers and added flocking to the hats!  I love white flocking on winter hats!

I would love to enter House Mouse & Friends Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Christmas, Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes, SimonSaysStamp’s Wednesday Challenge - Something New, and WordArtWednesday’s Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thank you for your visit today!