Saturday, February 14, 2009

Last Two Valentines

Well, I guess since Valentine's Day is here, the time for valentine cards is quickly running out. Too bad, since I'm without a doubt a pink, hearts and flowers kind of girl. So I thought I'd get my last hurrah in in case some of you are still looking for ideas.

The first one is the one I made for my husband with the Jerrica stamp I got from Stamp Oasis when I worked our booth at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo last fall. When I purchased her, I specifically had her in mind for his valentine's card, and this is the first time I've played with her. I did most of the coloring with my Copic markers, except for the skin, which I used my Skin Tone Pencils for. The paper is one of the Die Cuts With a View Mat Stacks, and I added a few brads that I picked up on sale at Michaels.

The second one is one that I sent to my sister for Valentines Day. It's made with paper from the same Die Cuts With a View Mat Stack, black paper, and graduating sized scalloped heart punches. The sentiment is from the retired Valentine Mice set. I got the inspiration for it from another blog when I was surfing last week.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

More Valentines

O.K. I've got some more valentines ready. The first one is another card made using the retired teddy bear set I used in my last post. The bear was again colored with Copic markers. The paper is left overs from some New Year's cards, and the larger panel was run through the Cuttlebug.

The next one is a fun card that started with a pre-made Die Cuts With a View Matchbook card. I ran some of our Lilly Anna solid cardstock through the Cuttlebug to get the raised hearts design in the background. The I used some Catelynne patterned paper to make the stripe on the side, and the heart in the center. The heart was attached to another panel of Die Cuts With a View solid paper edged with brown ink. The Xs and 0s were cut from a Cuttlebug die, and the edge was embellished with a brown Winchester ribbon.

My last card is my very favorite. I started with brown cardstock, punched the bottom with a Fiskars border punch (I think it's called Running Water). Then I punched out small hearts from our Lilly Anna solid cardstock using a Martha Steward punch and glued them over all the holes in the Fiskars border. I layered on strips of Mimi patterned paper. I ran a ribbon across the middle panel. Then I layered a Mimi patterned scalloped heart on top of a larger brown scalloped heart and attached it with foam tape. The finishing touch is the I Love You from our Trendy Greetings stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my valentine eye candy.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Teddy Bear Valentine

I've been working on Valentine's Day cards this week for one of the ladys at work. She wants one to send to her Mom, one for her daughter and son-in-law, one for her son and daughter-in-law and two for her two young grandsons.

This is the one I made for one of the grandsons.

I used The Angel Company's retired Bear My Hugs set. I colored the bear with Copic markers, and matched it up with some Catelynne patterned paper and Lilly Anna solid blue on Red cardstock. I punched out some hearts to make an accent along the bottom instead of brads.