Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Octopus Circle Card

February 14, 2017

I had fun making a Valentine card today.

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Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel of white card stock. I stamped all of the images in circular pattern. I did not measure anything or really plan anything out, so of course I stamped the octopus not in the center of the panel. I used colored pencils and glitter gel pens to add color to all the images.

To compensate for my stamping, I die cut the panel and adhered it to a pink card base. I added the sentiment and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ocotpi My Heart, Fintastic Friends, and Mermaid for Each Other

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

You + Me = Love

February 13, 2017

This is the Valentine’s Card I made for my husband this year

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The front of the card

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The inside

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a card base made from water color paper. Using a mini round ink blending tool, I ink blending three Distress Inks on the card front. I used Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar. I started with the darkest color and the top and tried to fade out to white at the bottom. I let the ink dry overnight.

Using Versa Mark Ink, I stamped and clear embossed a heart pattern on the ink blended card front. I used the small heart stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Science of Love Stamp set. After I had melted the embossing powder, I place a damp paper towel over the whole card front. I love the effect that the damp paper towel created.

While the card base dried again, I die cut a puffy cloud border from a scrap of water color paper. I stamped the sentiment and bird images on the cloud. I used the same Distress Inks to water color the bird images.

I added the rest of the sentiment to the inside of the card. Lastly, I adhered the cloud border to the card front once everything was dry.

Challenges Entered: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Cute

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-cute/

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Use Your Favorite Tool

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8173

My heat gun and water brushes J

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Science of Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Octopi Zentangle

February 12, 2017

Sandy Allnock created a card using Lawn Fawn’s Octopi My Heart. She created a beautiful Zentangle type of background. Once I watched her video, I knew I had to try it. Here is my take on her idea.

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Card Front

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a panel of white card stock. I stamped as many octopi as I could fit on the panel. Then, I added the large heart in the spaces between the octopi. I filled in the remaining areas with the three bubbles, small heart and small bubble. I loved the way the background turned out, but I thought it needed a little color. I used some glitter pink gel pen to outline the large hearts. It was the perfect touch.

Next, I created a pink card base. I tried to match the cardstock to the glitter gel pen color. Using a stitched rectangle die, I cut my stamped panel at an angle. I also cut some black card stock using the same die. I layered the black card stock behind the stamped piece, offsetting them a bit. I adhered both to the card front. Then, I stamped the sentiment.

I couldn’t bear to waste the extra stamped background, so I added it to the inside of the card. I added a sentiment to the inside and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Cute

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-cute/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Octopi My Heart and My Silly Valentine

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

A Bushel and A Peck

February 1, 2017

Valentine’s Day is approaching faster than I care to think about. My kiddos already have their valentine’s for their classmates planned, but weren’t sure what to do for their teachers. I found the Thanks a Bushel stamp set and was inspired.

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All three cards together

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by stamping and water coloring the apple baskets. I used Distress Inks as water colors for these images. Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut them out.

I die cut three cross stitched rectangles from water color paper. I used two shades of red Distress Ink to ink smoosh the backgrounds. I added some splatter with Black Soot Distress Ink for interest.

Once the backgrounds were dry, I stamped the small heart in red ink for added interest. Then, I added the sentiments in Versa Fine ink.

I made three card bases from gray card stock. Using a grey ink, I repeatedly stamped a sentiment on each card base. I changed the orientation on each card base just because I could.

I adhered the inked panels to the card bases and the cards were complete.

Challenges Entered:

LOVE! February Challenge Hearts and & Flowers

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2158384@N23/discuss/72157679741604126/

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: The Color of Love

Simon Says: The Color Of Love

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel and A Good Apple

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lady Bug

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn, and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Valentine’s Cards with Robot Stickers

February 14, 2016

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

My kiddos got some Valentine themed robot stickers from their grandmother. Because they are my children, they wanted to make cards with the stickers. They gave these cards to their father for Valentine’s Day.

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This is my daughter’s.

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This is my son’s.

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We ink blended some backgrounds first. We added some stickers and fussy cut stamped images to complete the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sunny Skies, Into the Woods, Summertime Charm, Milk and Cookies, and Love You A Latte

Hope you enjoyed the card

School Valentine #2

February 7, 2016

Valentine’s Day parties at school are in a few days. My kiddos wanted to give their classmates hand stamped valentines. This is my daughter’s. She gave her classmates heart shaped glasses.

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Details

Extra Details: My daughter colored all the images with her Crayola markers.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Science of Love

Hope you enjoyed the card

School Valentine #1

February 7, 2016

Valentine’s Day parties at school are in a few days. My kiddos wanted to give their classmates hand stamped valentines. This is my son’s.

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Details

Extra Details: I colored this apple in with Crayola markers. My son and I split the coloring because his class is so large.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s My Silly Valentine

Hope you enjoyed the card

Spinning Pizza Valentine’s Card

February 6, 2016

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

I made a few fun interactive Valentine’s cards this year. This card features a pizza that spins.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped the pizza on a small scrap of card stock and colored it in. I stamped the light grey layer next. I adhered the light grey layer to a darker grey card base. I attached the pizza to a brass tack, and then inserted the brass tack into the card from. I layered some twine between the brass tack and the card base. Everything was colored with Crayola markers.

I was hoping that I could wined the twine around the base of the pizza and make it spin when the twine was pulled, sort of like a yoyo. That did not work. So I cut the twine shorter and just used it to help pull the pizza around.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart, Beep Boop Birthday, and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart

Paper: Simon Says Stamp Slate and Fog

Hope you enjoyed the card