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love blooms

Hello my creative and crafty friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  It’s getting to the end of January and that means love is in the air!  Everywhere you look there are hearts and flowers and all things related to Valentine’s Day.  My husbands birthday is only 9 days after Valentine’s Day so I have double duty in February for card making.

Now…how do you get the most out of your stamps?  How about taking a Christmas image and turning it into one for Valentine’s Day?  Here is my card where I did just that:

The image is from Power Poppy’s Simple Joys Christmas set, but I made a little modification to turn it into a Valentine.  Take a side by side look at the original image and my version:

 

When I stamped the original image I inked up everything but the round ornaments – yes it was a little difficult to work my marker in between those branches but I did it!  Once I stamped it without the ornaments I penciled in some hearts, then went over them with a fine point marker.  After that it was just a matter of coloring the image in – I used copics  – and putting everything together.  You can’t tell from the photo but I added a little sparkle to the white berries with a stardust gel pen.

So turning this image from Christmas to Valentine worked for me.  And you could even do an Easter theme by drawing ovals instead of hearts.

I’m submitting this card over on the Power Poppy monthly “warm up” challenge – details found HERE.

I hope you can take a look at your stamp collection and see what other possibilities they may bring.

Thanks for stopping by today.

pink and grey

I think using grey as a neutral color is often better than black.  Grey is softer and looks so lovely with everything.   I chose grey here and paired it with some light pinks for this CAS love card.

 

The sentiment is from Mark’s Finest Papers Love Remains set and is stamped in Palette charcoal.  The hearts are a sizzix die and embossed with a cuttlebug folder.  The patterned paper is from Memory Box’s Gossamer collection.  The pearls on the hearts were white but I colored them with  a grey copic marker.

 

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bleach it out

It’s been awhile since I did a bleach technique on a card,  so while the laundry is going today this was the perfect time to “bleach it out”!  Here is the card:

I stamped the rose with versamark and embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then I applied bleach with a small brush within the embossed lines.   Once dry, the bleach had removed most of the color of the cardstock – leaving a white base on which to apply color.   I used water based markers in green and peach to add the color.

On the base of the card is designer paper from Basic Grey’s Ambrosia line.  I also stamped a leaf image with versamark ink in the background.  

The cardstock is from Mark’s Finest Papers and is called Florida Peach and works well with the bleach technique.  Some cardstocks do not so you will want to test a small sample first if you want to try this.

The images are from Mark’s Finest Papers as well – from the Love Remains set.

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pretty in blue

I know it’s February and so many cards are in shades of pink and red, but I thought I would change it up a bit with a valentine card in blue and white!

The image and sentiment are from Mark’s Finest Papers – I love this image.  It was colored with several shades of copic markers in the B family on copic x-press it card stock.  The blue cardstock is called Dark Night Navy and is gorgeous!  It is also from MFP!

Nestabilites dies were used for all the cutouts.  A cuttlebug embossing folder was used to create the background. 

Thanks for stopping by today!   Go Patriots!!

sunny monday

What a beautiful day it is today here in sunny Florida!   We are having our usual wonderful warm weather  and I have a bright sunny card for today!

The images are from the newly released You Are Cherished set from Mark’s Finest Papers.   I love this black-eyed susan image and have several already colored in different shades.  This one is the more traditional yellow and orange shades – it was colored with various YR copic markers.

The green and patterned paper are from Basic Grey’s Kioshi line.  The gorgeous yellow paper and ribbon are from Mark’s Finest Papers – called Morning Sun  and it is a rich and vibrant yellow!

I also used an SU corner punch, a Martha Stewart border punch and a button and brad from my stash.

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