Love is in the air – well almost!

With Valentine’s day fast approaching I decided to make a card for my hubby which lets him know how much he’s appreciated. He’s been away for a week now and I really miss him and all that he does around the house and with our daughter whilst I work full time.

I played with 4 challenges for my first card:

I was inspired by the flowers on the book cover; the theme in the inspiration photo, love in my heart at TMR (for my hubby) and I have a new stamp set from Altenew that I received in one of their mystery boxes ‘Forever and Always’. I stamped one of the flowers in the corner of the card and coloured it with my Stampin Blends. I added a bit of grey around the outside to provide some shadowing and depth.

Next up is a card for 3 challenges:

I love combining challenges (as you can probably tell – LOL) and I thought these 3 were perfect together. Now, you may not be able to see it that well in this card, but before I die cut the main panel, I added melon mambo ink to the die frame so that it went into the faux stitched parts of the edge – can you see it? I sponged the smokey slate over an Altenew stencil. The bird is from Katzelkraft ‘la femme des animals’ and I watered coloured her with pool party ink. The sentiment is from Unity Stamps Co and was a freebie in a recent order.

I know exactly which friend will be getting this card!

Next is a card for Just Add Ink #491.

I was inspired by the colours in this photo and decided to make a floral card using a stamp from Altenew ‘Floral Sprig’ which was another set that came in my mystery bag! I stamp the floral image and coloured it with my Stampin Blends. I added a grey outline to make the flowers pop and a few sequins for balance.

Next up is a card for a pair of challenges:

I was inspired to make an alcohol ink background panel in water colours for the LRW theme and then the unicorn from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Be a unicorn’ and sentiment from Essentials by Ellen ‘Pure magic’ for a bit of sass but also a little bit affectionate!

Next up a card for another 2 challenges:

I used a new stamp from Altenew ‘Bold floral drape’ with inks from Catherine Pooler Designs in melon ice, garden party and grass skirt. The sentiment is also from Altenew ‘Label love’.

Lastly is a card for 4 challenges:

I decided to use a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Foodie friends’ and chose the adorable little chilies (their a veggie right?!) which I stamped and then watercoloured with my red Zig real brush markers. I stamped the chilies so they formed a heart shape and added the sentiment beneath them.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

65 thoughts on “Love is in the air – well almost!”

  1. Gorgeous color contrast with the red roses and white space on this card! Love the shadow affect. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters’ “New Stash” Challenge.

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  2. What a great post Tristan. I love seeing all your gorgeous creations when you get to have such a fun play time. Love each and every one of them. Beautifully done.

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  3. wow you have been crafty and what a super collection of cards. Your Time Out cards, is a stand out with that amazing background and love that sentiment so perfect for out challenge. Thanks for joining Time Out x

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  4. wow you have been busy and all such fab cards. Your card for our challenge is beautifully coloured and CAS.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room Challenge.
    Linby x

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  5. Wow… so many cute cards! I like your unicorn with the unique use of color and the bold blue. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out Challenges!
    – Shauna

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  6. All four cards are fantastic Tristan!! I have to say that I LOVE the last one. The CAS design with all the white space really makes those hot chili peppers pop! Adorable … and love the scalloped edge. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  7. Wow! You’ve been busy! Each of your six cards is awesome in its own way! I love the CAS designs ! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday! The stenciled background was a great touch!

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  8. Loving the cards, but especially the chilli card for our challenge -= love that you have placed them into a heart shape too. Thank you for sharing and joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT


  9. What a fabulous collection of cards Tristan! I love them all!! Your floral spray is beautiful and it’s simplicity is stunning on the crisp white background. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  10. Goodness, what a wonderful collection, Tristan … each one is just delicious! The background to your unicorn is especially wonderful … the sense of depth just draws me in … adds to the magic of that fabulous unicorn! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita 🙂

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  11. Wow, amazing post filled with wonderful cards! Your chili card for LIM is just super, so perfect for the challenge. I especially love the way the chilies form a heart! Great idea! Thank you for joining us at Less Is More.

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