Friday, January 30, 2015

Whale You Be My Valentine?

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! 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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 stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in Studio Calico Mint Hint ink and trimmed the paper into a banner shape. The papers are from an American Crafts Valentine collection. I just love the xoxoxo paper! I put everything together on a top folding Neenah card base and added some more die cut waves at the bottom of my card. Some Wink of Stella on the whales, the purple strip of paper, and the hearts and some glossy accents on the hearts and this card is finished!

I hope you are enjoying my Valentine's Day card series! I'll see you after the weekend with another video!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous - love your little punny sentiment too.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx