Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Valentine's Day Cards

Quick, take my temperature! I did the unthinkable (for me) and made some cards. Not just one, but three! I think all those card making videos on You Tube has been getting to me. Even now, I have split screens on my laptop, watching Nichol Magouirk videos while I'm typing.

Valentine's day is just around the corner and it's a perfect occasion for me to do some cards and some colouring as well.

Valentine's Card 1
For this card, I used kraft paper as the base. I then cut out a heart on my pink polka dot paper, layered on a piece of acetate and framed the front of the heart with another die cut red heart. I added a foam tape "dam" to the back surrounding the heart and added beads and sequins to make a shaker card.
 The pair of elephants are too adorable and small enough for me to colour. I don't have the coordinating dies so had to cut them out by hand. Well worth it I think as they are just too cute. This card will be for Miss C.

Products Used
Kraft cardstock and red cardstock
Pink polkadot paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Blush 6"x6" paper pad
Nesting Heart dies from Sizzix
Stamps by Lawn Fawn Love You Tons
Elephants coloured with Spectrum Noir markers
Mini sequins and microbeads from stash

Valentine's Day Card 2
 The second card will be for the Mister. I chose some masculine colours and patterns, die cutting the heart three times with three different papers and inlaid the negative space with the dark brown pattern and red card stock.
I distress inked the beige pattern card and laid it on a red matt card. I also added some clear Wink of Stella on the red roses. The words were die cut from another stamp/die set.

Products Used
White and red cardstock
Patterned papers from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Blush 6"x6" paper pad
Lace Heart Sizzlits die from Sizzix
Words stamped and cut from Hello Sizzix Framelits 
Frayed Burlap distress ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger Inks
Clear Wink of Stella

Valentine's Day Card 3
 This is my favourite of the three. Haven't found a Valentine's for this card yet - might keep it for myself. The typewriter is too cute. I stamped and coloured that and the envelopes before cutting them out. I then stamped the typewriter paper with the LOVE.
For the pink background paper, I chose one with a tight pink pattern and stamped the pink circle all over the paper (which I then promptly stuck on upside down - sigh). I added two strips of brown patterned papers on the base before sticking on the typewriter, envelopes and a few sequins and hearts.

Products Used
White and pink cardstock
Patterned papers from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Blush 6"x6" paper pad
Stamps and die set from Pink Paislee Pen Pals collection
Red enamel hears from Doodlebug Design
Typewriter and envelopes coloured with Spectrum Noir markers
Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Frayed Burlap by Tim Holtz for Ranger Inks

Hope you liked my cards and I would love to see some of yours too.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Valentine's Day.

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