I am back to share a lovely and simple Valentine you could give to just about anyone. In fact, it wouldn’t even have to be a Valentine. It could also be used to lift someone’s spirits or make them feel extra special.
The star of this card is the beautiful Be Mine Stitched Framelits. There are many different heart shapes and sizes in the set. I used a plain heart to cut out the pretty All My Love Designer Series paper and then I used a stitched heart to cut from the Sale-A-Bration freebie paper. This is the Foil paper in Lovely Lipstick. Isn’t it goregous? The tiny little hearts I scattered around were also cut using another die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits set. The Just for You sentiment is part of the Meant to Be Stamp set. I used a smaller heart to cut out the sentiment and as you can see it just barely fits! I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out a large background page in Soft Seafoam card stock. I added some 1/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon in Lovely Lipstick. I layered all of this on Crumb Cake cardstock.
Now is truly one of the best times to shop for the great items used to make this card. Not only do you have wonderful supplies for many occasions, but you get FREE products for every $50.00 you spend! Remember, Sale-A-Bration only lasts through March 31st and sometimes they run out of the items they are offering in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Once those are gone, they are truly gone!
The weekend is almost here! You would not believe what I am about to do….go camping! Yes, in the middle of February I am going camping! I live near Chicago, but I am traveling six hours south to my hometown for a Girl Scout reunion at the summer camp I worked at oh so many years ago. The good news is I will be in a cabin and a little further south than Chicago! I am even bring my card supplies so me and my fellow former scouts can make cards!
Now onto the the Valentine!
When I saw the Beautiful Ride Stamp set, it was a must have. You see, my husband and I play slugbug every single time we are in the car together. Everyday starts a new “contest” and whoever claims the most slugbugs by the end of the day wins. We have some additional fun rules like Geek Squad mobiles are worth double points. So it was not even a question that his Valentine had to be a slug bug car.
I decided the car had to be red, since it IS his Valentine. To color in the car I pushed into the top of my stamp pad (Real Red) and added a small amount of water. I then used a fine paint brush to add in the color. Sometimes I use the aquapainter, but I was not using watercolor paper for this project so I wanted to control the amount of water a bit more. I actually sponged in Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi as the sky and grass after I had already stamped and colored the car and I think it worked pretty well. My husband has black hair and mine is quite dark brown so I tried to mimic that when coloring the people on the car. I used my blendabilities to color us in. 🙂 You can’t quite see it in the above picture, but I added lots of clear Wink of Stella to this card. Here is the close up so you can see where:
Hopefully you can see that I added Wink of Stella down the lines of the “my” hair, on the tires and on the silver foot rail. It adds just enough sparkle to make the card a little more magical. 😉
My husband does not really get super excited about cards, but I think this Valentine just might get to him a little bit more than usual.
I am finally back! I was unable to post any fun creations for a whole week because I got really sick! Thankfully I am much better now and feeling ready to be creative. Before I got so sick I actually did make this cute little valentine that probably took all of 15 minutes to make:
This card has a very clean and simple (CAS) appearance and could reproduced in large quantities with ease. To make the Be Mine heart I stamped the Largest heart stamp from the Groovy Love stamp set. This one stamp does not fit the matching heart punch like the other stamps in the set so I simply fussy cut the heart out myself! The Be Mine stamp is from the You Plus Me stamp set. Also used is one of my top favorite stamp sets – Gorgeous Grunge for the cute splatter of paint appearance in the background. The tiny red hearts are from the Snuggles and Smooches stamp set. Even though the card is simple I still got to use all my favorite valentine stamp sets!