Hi there! I hope everyone is staying warm! I thought I'd share a happy Valentine to brighten everyone's day! Today's card features the Lawn Fawn Whale You Be Mine stamp and die set. I thought that I'd enter this card in the Wednesday Challenge over at SSS!
I encourage you to head over to their blog and link up your projects!!
Aren't those little whales to die for!? I just love them! I colored them with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I started with a wash of a light lavender and then used other markers from the purple pack to add shading. Instead of doing the standard shading technique, I thought I'd try this dotting technique that everyone is doing...and I love it! I took a shade of purple that normally wouldn't blend with my base color and added dots where I wanted shading to be. I thought that it would be fun to have them be under water and the sun is shining down from above the water, so I added my dots to the top of their bodies. Then I took a middle of the road purple and added more dots, and took my lightest purple and colored over top of the dots to blend everything together.
I cut a tag out of white paper and added a reinforcement circle to the top by first punching a 1/4" circle out of purple paper and then lining up my 1/2" punch around the negative punched out circle. I used the Stitched Snow Drifts dies from MFT and cut some waves from some polka dot paper. I added these to the bottom of my tag and then added my whales with foam squares. I thought the tag needed a bit more, so I grabbed some Martha Stewart bakers twine and added a few strands through the hole and die cut some hearts from the SSS Holiday Shapes die.
I hope you are enjoying my Valentine's Day card series! I'll see you after the weekend with another video!