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:
- The Sisterhood of Crafters – Newly acquired stash
- The Library Challenge #51 – Romeo & Juliet
- The Card Concept #128 – Be Mine, Valentine
- The Male Room #129 – Heart you!
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.
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:
- CAS Watercolour – Feb – Red & Black
- AAA Cards #158 – Up to one third
- Less is More #412 – Less (tiny and few)
- The Alphabet Challenge – V is for Vegetables
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.