Privyet! (That is ‘hello’ in Russian! ;)) Today’s card is as the title suggests, a Valentine’s day card… Back when I was in secondary school (high school in the US!), it was a single-sex school, so everyone is very open on giving each other gifts and flowers… On Valentine’s day morning we would all go around to classrooms making our deliveries of chocolates, candies, soft toys, flowers and cards. Thinking back on it brings back very fond memories of my school days! It really wasn’t just a day for lovers, for us it was also a day of love for your friends 🙂
Here is my card today:
Quite a few layers here 🙂
The top two mat stacks had foam dimensionals.. unfortunately I was unable to capture it without showing all of you the foam LOL
I used a sticky red tape and then poured some pretty glitters over it before adhering my mat stacks. The white layer was inked along the edges with ink the same colour as the cardstock, can you see? Drawing little fake ‘stitches’ with a white pen… so much fun! I also inked up the edges of the top-most layer to make the black stand out from black.
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Card Positioning Systems: CPS 249
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Black, White and One other Color…
Creating Moments in Time: Valentine’s Day Design
Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday #47: 2011 A la Carte: Make It Monday #3: Glitter Strips with Scor-tape
Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge Blog: Challenge 20 – Love is in the Air
Phew, that’s a lot of challenges- I could not find any of them listing a limit I may enter my card to, so I decided to enter them all! Anyway thank you for visiting me… and as always you know I love comments and I love returning comments more so don’t forget leaving me your URL!
Cardstock: random black and white cardstock; Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Happy Day stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz die ink, Fresh Snow pigment ink (Papertrey Ink); Versamark (Tsukineko)
Other: Happy Day die, Mat Stack 4 die, Mat Stack 4 Layerz die (Papertrey Ink); White embossing powder (Hero Arts); Signo White pigment pen (Uni-ball); Sugar Coating Lily White glitter (Doodlebug); sticky red tape
Another card I’m sharing with you- and the last post from me today *grins*
Challenges I’m entering this card for:
Try It On Tuesday – All Your Own Work Challenge
Stampalot Challenge – Monochromatic
Papertrey Ink – Make It Monday #47: 2011 A la Carte: Make It Monday #34: Thick Chipboard Accents
I used white embossing powder to emboss the branches with hearts onto a canvas base, and then painted over it, dabbing off the excess so the embossing showed through.
With some Papertrey Ink alphabet dies, I made the ‘sentiments’ 🙂 I made the heart chipboard by taking a cereal box and making multiple cuts with a heart die and then gluing them together. Finished it off but brushing some of the same pink paint over the chipboard!
Thank you for visiting me! I appreciate all comments and will return comments if you leave your blog addy. Hugs! xx Stephinka
Cardstock: Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Stamps: All You Need… 40-092 (Penny Black)
Others: Sticky Back Canvas (Claudine Hellmuth Studio); Chewing Gum Paint Dabber (Jenni Bowlin Studios); Alpha Block Dies (Papertrey Ink); Heart Prints Collection dies (Papertrey Ink)
Been doing so many challenges- I really enjoy doing them so much; they give me focus and limits to what to do, ideas and inspiration to use and most of all I just love that I am creating again. I wish I didn’t have to do multiple posts- I want to ask this to my readers: should I keep to only one post per day or the more the merrier? Let me know!
This card is being entered into, firstly, to the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog, which I was introduced to by some fellow cardmakers for the New Beginnings Challenge. Next, this will be my second entry into the Young Crafters Unite Challenge 5 for CAS entries, and also I’m entering this card to Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #47 using the Line Frame technique, and to to Top Tip Tuesday‘s Anything Goes challenge. Finally, also entering My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenges for Something New.
Celebrating a little one with a simple card…
With a line frame to really bring out the white space and focal point, I do love this technique! Can I just say I love the twine around the giraffe? Hehe!
Thank you so much again for visiting. Big hugs! I always return comments so please don’t forget to put in your URL so I can visit! xx Stephinka
Cardstock: random rustic cream-like cardstock; Hawaiian Shores, White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Sweet Baby, Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Fresh Ink in Pool (Impress Rubber Stamps); Versafine in Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Other: Sweet Baby dies (Papertrey Ink); Baker’s Twine in Lemondrop (The Twinery); Gel Impact black pen 1.0mm (Uni-ball); Silhouette Cameo die cut
I just had to give the MIM another go- I love this technique! It’s so easy and the effects are just so soft and pretty 🙂
I used Harvest Berries from Papertrey Ink for the first time since I received them… proud of myself for inking it up finally 😉 The sentiment is from Year of Flowers: Gladiolus.
I also made a baby card with Hanging Out- this is my first and last time using this set unfortunately… Baby cards just aren’t my style I think, so today they are going out to the post office to be sent out to their new owner in Australia ^^
Birds on clothesline are usually bad news, but Little Bitty Bird is so adorable here, I just had to add him ^_^
Something else I’ve been working on is a gratitude journal… using well, the Gratitude Journal set!
I sew together a little A2 sized booklet with pages of notebook paper… music sheet paper…
And some projects that I’ve not posted!
Phew, big post!! Thanks for visiting! Leave me a comment, I’d love to visit you too 🙂 Hugs to all!
I’m really inspired by Lisa Johnson’s latest Make it Monday on Papertrey Ink, that I broke out my stamps and went to work! I usually wait till the end of challenges to get crackin’ so you know we’re on to something here lol
Ripe Avocado CS (PTI); Fresh Snow ink (PTI); Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen Distress inks (Ranger); Daydreamer, Larger Than Life stamps (PTI)
Thank you for visiting! I hope everyone is having a great day!
This is the first project I made with my stamp from PTI, A Little Argyle- I think it is SOOOO adorable but I had no idea how to use it 😐 Turns out it looks quite nice all distressed looking from stamping with almost-dry white acrylic paint LOL!
I added some Stickles to the polka dots on the brolly to liven in up. I really do like that pink ink (it is Versacolor in Opera Pink) Very close to Raspberry Fizz from PTI, a colour that I just ADORE. Anyway thanks for visiting ❤
For this card I used the same PP as in the previous because I just love the combo of that sunshiney yellow and the blue!! I’m also using this card as my entry for the Papertrey Princess challenge to use two patterned papers, set by the awesome Princess Leigh!
CS: Spring Moss (PTI); wood veneer heart (Studio Calico); White glitter (Doodlebug); Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Inks (Ranger); Lace punch (SU!)
It’s been awhile since I last posted! I’ve been a little uninspired lately, so thank goodness the Inspiration Showcase class by Jennifer McGuire started about a week ago and I was able to learn quite a few fun techniques which I hope to incorporate into my cardmaking!
This card is for the MIM challenge to stamp with acrylic pain! I used my nearly dried up paint to create that floral design (a Hero Arts stamp!) on the blue PP 🙂
The flower is of course, made with Bloom Builders #3 from PTI!
Omg… I am going to use the most horrible photos taken with my phone here as I am running LATE!!! So please, bear with me for one post ^_^Pah! What a crappy photo!!! Anyway the special thing about this card is that I used samples of laminates for furniture (they are the squares!) that I took from my dad’s workplace that they didn’t need anymore! Fun! I’ve been embossing on them with white embossing powder and I couldn’t think of a better die to use for the glitter so I used Half & Half as demonstrated!
I promise the next post will have proper pictures! Have to run now 🙂