Hello! I hope everyone that's getting snow is staying warm! We didn't get that much, probably 5 inches on Saturday morning and then another few inches yesterday. Could have been a lot worse! I worked all weekend, but now I'm back with a few Valentine's cards! I'm working on a few more videos for my series...so stay tuned for those!
I know I said I would probably skip this month's Studio Calico kit, but I wanted to try and work out of my comfort zone and try some products I'm not really fond of. I came up with a few simple cards!
Here's my first one - I stamped my images onto some Strathmore watercolor paper with Versafine ink and then embossed them with Ranger clear embossing powder. I used my Simply Art watercolors to color the fruits and then cut them out leaving a small white border. I cut the purple paper to 4" x 5.5" and stamped my sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut a small strip of the yellow plaid paper and adhered both of them to a top folding card. I used foam adhesive to stick my fruits onto my card.
For my next card I wanted to try something I've never really used before...Distress Paints! I picked up a few colors on clearance - Fired Brick, Spun Sugar, and Picket Fence. I put some paint down onto my mat and spritzed some water over the colors then smushed my watercolor paper on top of the paint. I dried the paints with my heat tool and kept pouncing the paper into the colors until I got the look I wanted.
My fruits are stamped on Neenah cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink and I colored them with some Spectrum Noir pens. I'm new to alcohol markers, so I stuck to simple two color blending. I die cut a tag shape using my Big Shot and stamped the sentiment in Well Red SC ink. I cut some patterned paper from my kit to 4.25" square and adhered my elements to the card base. I used some Matte Multi Medium to adhere a scattering of sequins to my card.
And those are my two Valentine's for today! Come back soon for more cards in my Valentine's series!