Do you think this little girl wrote “Happy Valentine’s Day” (Sealed with Love stamp set) on the chalk board? Or, did her teacher? I know one thing for sure; she has a secret crush on a cute, freckle faced boy in her classroom.

 

 

I’m in Valentine making mode, and I thought of the heart in the Lovely Words die set with its matching embossing folder (page 103 in annual catalog). I didn’t want to say “lovely,” which is across the middle of the heart, so I snipped it out, leaving space for what would turn into a chalkboard.

After embossing, I let the Fab Friday color challenge be my guide.

 

For some crazy reason I can’t remember, I thought of finally using Sponge Brayers that had been sitting in a drawer. I experimented a bit, and then alternated the Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst in a rainbow effect.

By Su Mohr for Fab Friday; Click visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Sweetheart embossing folder, Birthday Friends, Birthday Delivery, Sponge Brayers, Sure Do Love You; #valentinesday #sweetheart #stampinup #suredoloveyou #sealedwithlove

Valentine Love With Sponge Brayer Technique

 

I like the way it looks, but I’m going to have to ask someone the best way to clean the sponges. 

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if you have the answer.

 

A Basic Black card base looked nice with the colors, and also provided a chalkboard for writing with Craft Whisper White Ink. I wasn’t having much success with this ink, until I purchased the re-inker. The consistency is thick, and I think it had dried up. After adding the fresh ink, it worked perfectly.

Standing in front of the chalkboard is my favorite, little, backward girl from the Birthday Delivery stamp set. She was stamped in Basic Black ink, and cut with her die from the Birthday Friends set. She is holding a heart from the Sure Do Love You stamp set, “Be Mine,” stamped in Berry Burst ink.

 

The last decision was to add three small flowers from Best Birds. The Sponge Brayers still had ink on them, so “waste not, want not.”

Ahhhh, to be young at heart! Hope I brought back some pleasant memories.