Saturday, January 22, 2011

Belated Happy New Year / Early Valentines Day Wishes

I am slowly catching up after holidays and pneumonia.  I would like to say thank you to all those well wishers, my energy levels returning to normal and I'm finding some time to play.  The following card was made with Nellie's Heart dies.  After the large heart was cut out, I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to add some more texture.  The pink heart is stamped with Impression Obsession's flourish C2040.  The edges of the smallest heart have been distressed with Adirondack Watermelon ink.  All the hearts have been raised with foam tape and adhered to shimmer card stock.  The "With Love" is from a clear kit from KaiserCraft.

Keep in mind that it's easy to turn any stamped image into a valentine by using the traditional heart shape to stamp on.  For all of you cat lovers, this clear set from Penny Black can cover lots of occasions. Priced at $16.95. Paper flowers and Bling have added the finishing touch.

There are so many Heart Shaped punches on the market.  You can always make a quick card by punching some out of printed paper or different colours of card and then adhering them in a 'tumbling' pattern across a card face.

I used an already distressed Labels #1 cutout from my scrap drawer. The small envelope punch gives the hearts a starting point to tumble out of.  The 'Be Mine Valentine' is from Impression Obsession, priced at $6.25.  Don't be afraid to use non-traditional colours as shown in Earthtones below.