Saturday, February 15, 2020

Valentine's Day cards from my boys!

I always look forward to receiving handmade cards from my husband and son. It's so fun to see what they dream up and these Valentine's Day cards are no exception. In fact, I think they outdid themselves this year! My husband always worries that he won't be able to live up to his last card. 😆

Damian's card features Wood You? from Avery Elle. That adorable, derpy beaver will always have my heart and the stamps are dies are currently on sale so head over there now and grab them while you still can!

The cactus (see this post for backstory) and sentiment are from A Little Prickly - currently on sale - by Technique Tuesday. The images were stamped on smooth Bristol cardstock and coloured with Primacolor pencils.

Chris combined three Lawn Fawn sets, including Love Letters, Forest Feast and Cheery Christmas. He stamped his images with Memento inks and coloured them with Copic markers. He also used a piece of retired patterned paper from my stash but you can find something similar in the Sweet Stack paper pad from My Favorite Things.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Let Hope Anchor Your Soul feat. Gina K. Designs

I had the pleasure of playing with one of the stamp sets from new release at Gina K. Designs. You Anchor Me (also available at EH | SSS) was designed by Lisa Hetrick and it's beautiful and so versatile. I love the big anchor and encouragement sentiments.

I love that the anchor is big enough to be the focal point on an A2-sized card. I wanted the anchor to look realistic so I stamped it with grey pigment ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. Visit my corresponding Instagram post to see the shine in action!

I stamped multiple images with various shades of Altenew ink (see below for all six colours), used the backside of the stamps to 'colour' the leaves and top layer of the main flower, then fussy cut the images to create a dimensional cluster. Once I determined the layout of the flowers and foliage I added the 'berries' to the background, using the rock-and-roll technique and two shades of green ink.

Before adhering the cluster to the card base, I again used the rock-and-roll technique and two shades of pink and two shades of green to stamp the sentiment. Once that was done, I adhered the cluster with glue dots and rounded the bottom right hand corner of the card with a corner chomper. To finish, I added a large sequin and clear drop in the centre of the main flower.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Happy You Day feat. Club Sursee | Catherine Pooler Designs

Hello! Just popping in to share a quick card using some products from the August 2019 Club Sursee collection. Most of you know that my son loves cacti, since his Minecraft persona is a Creeper. When we text, we use the cactus emoji instead of his name. I know, it's a little funny but it's also adorable, right? Every time I see a cute cactus stamp, I think of him. Naturally, I made this card with him in mind!

The August 2019 Club Sursee collection came with this amazing stamp set called Got You Covered, which includes adorable succulents and a terrarium. I love that it's a builder set so you can use multiple colours to customize each plant! It can be as colourful or as monotonous as you like. I used seven Catherine Pooler ink colours, including Party Dress, Shea Butter, Garden Party, Eucalyptus, Mint To Be, All That Jazz and Daydream. You can find multiple store links below.

The sentiment is from the other stamp set in the collection called Love Grows Here. It's another stunning set with flowers and foliage but the sentiment fit perfectly between the handle of the terrarium and the large cactus. The glass stones are second-generation stamped and I added sparkle to the outline of the terrarium using a crystal clear sparkle pen.

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