I was feeling adventuresome this morning, and wanted to make a messy, Valentine collage.
Valentine Love Notes Collage
The idea began when I saw the theme challenge at Paper Players, “Love Notes.”
With a theme like “Love Notes,” I couldn’t resist using the sentiment “Love Note” that retired last year (Sealed with Love stamp set). I stamped it in Basic Black Ink and cut its frame with that wonderful, sentiment die in the Petals & More set.
I found the lay-out for my collage at Global Design Project.
I decided the card base would be Berry Burst cardstock to match the Berry Burst Ribbon that Lisa Pretto surprised me with in the mail. I was anxious to use the ribbon, and knew it could be part of my collage. I scraped it with a pin for a nice, distressed look. By the way, this was really fun!
Next, I inked up the Sheet Music Background stamp with Berry Burst, stamped it on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and cut it with a heart die in the Lots to Love Box die set. For more music, I die cut a Treble Clef from Silver Foil, and glued it to the heart. (Musical Instruments die set from Holiday).
I chose a Whisper White mat that I embossed with the Simple Stripes Folder to mimic sheet music.
Before gluing everything down, I cut the Basic Black flowers with two dies from the Petals & More set, and punched a black border with the Ticket Tear punch.
The last touch was the Glitter Enamel Dot.
Thank you, Lisa Pretto, for the ribbon. This collage wouldn’t be the same without it! I must say, it’s held “neatly” in place with Tear Tape, and the bow is on a Glue Dot.
I was ready for some new inspiration, and looking forward to Fab Friday’s challenge. When seeing it was a sketch with a heart, I thought, YAY!, I get to make another Valentine!
Valentine Lovebirds from the Bird Banter Stamp Set
Here’s the sketch:
As I read the rules, I learned the heart shape could be any object, but I happily chose a heart. I used a Layered Hearts die to cut the heart from Thick Whisper White cardstock.
Lovebirds, hearts and Valentines go together, and the two, little parakeets from the Bird Banter stamp set would fit perfectly on my heart. Plus, they could kiss, because there’s a left and right facing parakeet stamp. I stamped the birds in Basic Black on Thick Whisper White, and set them aside to dry.
The Tutti-Frutti Designer Paper has a wonderful array of bright prints, and I selected one with red berries for a 2″ panel. I chose a speckled print for the heart, which I die cut and adhered to the previously cut heart. For the second 2″ panel, I used one of the Petal Pair embossing folders.
My little parakeets were patiently waiting to be fussy cut (hand-cut with scissors) and colored. I used Stampin’ Blends in Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Light Cherry Cobbler.
I popped the lovebirds up on dimensionals, but they told me they wanted to stand on something. I found “love” in the Sunshine Wishes die set, and they thought this was perfect.
I have to show you the inside of this card. “Happy Valentine’s Day” (last year’s Sealed with Love stamp set) is stamped in Berry Burst Ink. The beautiful branch is die cut with a Petals & More die.
I left enough room for the sender to sign, or maybe it will say, “from your secret admirer.”
Valentine’s Day is so much fun! Thank you for visiting my blog.
Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for January 2017. This month our theme is Valentines. The time has come for Sale-A-Bration, when the new Occasions 2018 Catalog is available to everyone. This means free stamps sets with qualifying orders, January-March.
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Su Mohr, or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
For this Valentine, I’m using a die cut word from my favorite Sale-A-Bration set, Celebrate You. I adore paper words, and we’ve already heard that this set will carry over beyond March. The other words in the set are “celebrate” and “amazing.” And, to make it even better, there is a coordinating stamp set, Amazing You, so you can put phrases together.
Valentine for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop
Today, I’m on a roll, literally, because I’m using Sponge Brayers. They are nifty, little tools that roll a sponge across the ink pad that you roll across paper to apply the color. It’s like painting a wall on a miniature scale. Fun!
Here’s a picture from a previous post, my first adventure with a sponge Brayer.
Valentine Love With Sponge Brayer Technique
I’m using the same three colors for this card: Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, and Lemon Lime Twist. This color combo was part of a Fab Fri challenge, and I liked it so much I wanted to use the colors again before cleaning my sponges.
This time, you can really see the three colors. I rolled them over the same Sweetheart Embossing Folder. Then, I glued this to Basic Black cardstock, a scooch bigger (1/16″), for a thin border. I used the Lovely Words Die to cut a heart with the word “lovely.” The little blackbird (Birds & Blooms die) pecked off the “ly,” wanting to simple say “love.”
We found the “YOU” in the new Sale-A-Bration, Celebrate You, die set. The little blackbird appreciated having the “u” for a perch, and said just what we wanted to say.
The front of the Whisper White card base is embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder, adding texture behind the heart. It’s retired, but you could use the Seaside embossing folder for the same effect.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop! I hope that you get lots of inspiration to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. Remember, you are currently at my blog, Su Mohr, so check the blog hop line up to see who is next in the list.