Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy V Day!


I wish I could send a valentine to every one of you...but I am tellin' ya, I was doing good to get just a few of them stamped & sent in time. Wow, I am going to have to schedule my life better! Maybe make a daily list of tasks, & check them off! If any of you would like to share how you manage to get everything done, please leave a comment! I truly need help!!!

But...I wanted to make time to share a few ideas with you. So, I have uploaded some of my cards. Varied styles & stamp sets. I hope you enjoy them...

The 1st Valentine was created with the Love You Much stamp set! Card base with Whisper White, Pretty In Pink cardstock was embossed with the new Sizzix Big Shot Texture Plates! WOW! I love these! This set of texture plates features exclusive images from Stampin' Up! stamp sets. The one I used matches the Baroque Motiffs stamp set! Designer paper is from Rasberry Tart. (My new favorite) Kiwi Kiss mat behind the image. Image watercolored with Pretty In Pink ink & Aqua Brush. Flower punched with Trio flower punch & adhered with Square Rhinestone Brad. (These brads are really beautiful!) This was a very simple card to create!

Look at that cute little mouse!!! He is from the Happy Heart Day stamp set.

I wanted to try something different...So I used the Scallops die cut with my Big Shot. Then I snipped between the scallops to make a flower. Cardstock is Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, & Whisper White. Watercolored the mouse, and adhered a heart from the Trio flower Punch with a brad. And, a little tip...I wanted a black brad, so I used a Sharpie marker on a Gold Brad. The sentiment was punched with the Word Window punch and then I attached Red Gingham ribbon. I thought this one was really fun!

This card uses the Happy Heart Day stamp set. Very cute artwork in this set. I watercolored the elephant with Grey & hearts with Pink Pirouette. Carstock, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss. Ribbon is White Grosgrain!

The last card was meant to be more formal. Cardstock Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, & Chocolate Chip. I used the Love You Much stamp set, watercolored the Love image with More Mustard & Watercolor brush. I didn't purchase the matching punch for the Love You Much set (want it...) so I used a small heart punch I had in my stash (OH wouldn't believe my stash). Finshed with the Chocolate Chip Poly Twil ribbon (retired).

Here is a close up of the punched hearts adhered to the background. I really like this look. It could be achieved with any punch, circles would be cute!!!

Thanks for looking! All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted!

Have a great day!

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