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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Cards

Hello!
Happy Valentine's Day!
I don't always send/give Valentine's Day cards,
but this year I am.
I saw this idea on Kristina Werner's blog and
was inspired to try it.
I cut pieces of watercolor paper into squares.
I then taped them down to a board.
This helps prevent warping of the paper when
it is wet.
I cut thin strips of tape to make the "cross bars"
You can use masking tape, painter's tape or Washi tape.
Just be sure that it isn't too sticky and you'll be able to 
remove it easily without tearing the paper.
I then used Distress Inks to paint them.
I smooched some ink, in the colors I wanted to use,
onto an acrylic block and mixed with some water.
Once they were completely dry I removed the tape
and cut the pieces down to the size I wanted.
This watercolor piece I embossed 
Swirl Heart from Biblical Impressions
with silver embossing powder and matted
it with a silver metallic paper that I found
I printed all the sentiments for the insides of these
cards from my computer.
I matted the sentiments to mimic the outside of the
cards.
I love these mini crazy birds from
Tim Holtz.  I colored them all with 
colored pencils and cut them with the matching dies.
The heart was hand cut and I wrote 'Love You' 
on it with black pen.
I cut a slit in the birds beak to hold the heart.
This one was heat embossed with 
and mounted onto 
shiny metallic silver card stock
that I got at Hollo's
I used "I Love You" from Eureka Stamps
for these next 2 cards.

This card I watercolored the entire piece with one 
color and embossed "You're Huggable" onto the 
panel and added that adorable bird.
I simply stamped this heart, fussy cut it
and put it through a slit in the bird's beak.
I heat embossed this "Scribble Heart" from
Biblical Impressions onto a watercolored panel,
then layered it onto Matte Silver Metallic Card Stock
from Hollo's

This final card I used a piece of card stock for 
the front panel, added the crazy birds and heart,
it needed a little something more and the gold ribbon
worked perfectly to pull it all together.
I love how these Valentine's cards turned out
and I hope the recipients like them as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by today,
if you come again soon, you will see
what I made for Valentine's treats to go with
some of these cards.
Until next time,
make something fun!






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