Happy Valentines Day, dear readers. While this is typically a day all about romantic love, I assure you that each one of you is beloved and absolutely wonderful just as you are! Today I’m sending each of you Valentine Greetings:
- Stamps: Hand-Penned Petals, Love and Happiness
- Color Palette: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,Basic Black, Pool Party, Soft Succulent, Just Jade
- Accessories: Big Boss, Penned Flowers dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stampin’ Blends, In Good Taste DSP, Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Daubers
There’s a lot going on here. This was decidedly a MORE IS MORE kinda card! I had an idea when I began, and while this resembles my idea it is definitely it’s own creation. It kept growing until I finally shouted out loud “STOP” because that is the only way it happens. (There is a lot of muttering, exclaiming, and general one-sided conversation in my craft room. It can be frightening for the unaware.)
Note: I stamped and colored the Hand-Penned image on Basic White card stock, then filled all the white parts with Crumb Cake. I’m not brave enough to work on colored card stock, but I didn’t want that BRIGHT white on the front of this card so I covered it up!
I stamped the leaves directly onto the DSP, put the image on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and tucked some unwound Linen Thread under the corner. I stamped and die cut the greeting, but decided it needed a little brush with the dauber before it went on the card.
There’s a little surprise inside as well – I masked the leaves and used a Blender Pen to soften the color once I’d gotten them all in place. I am having a dreadful problem with smudging these days and need to pay closer attention to my fingers – it is very annoying.
I did a lot of intentional smudging directly on the DSP with daubers – I wanted the color of the DSP to be a little closer to Crumb Cake, but when I used that ink it seemed a little yellow hued to me. So I added little sprinkles with my Early Espresso marker, and then I put some ink in water and used a paint brush to drop bigger little sprinkles (I think that might have been the point when I yelled STOP.)
If you don’t have these supplies now, you’re going to need to get creative to make a Valentine for today. Not to worry, this card would make a lovely birthday card as well! You can find all the supplies HERE.
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2 thoughts on “DEAR VALENTINE”
I love this card as I love browns, greens and lots of texture. JoAnn Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Thanks, JoAnn! There’s definitely a lot of texture in this one! What kind of texture is your go-to?