Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Cards for CASE this Sketch #208, The Card Concept and MFT's Sketch #319

Happy Saturday!! I hope you had a great day!!

Fighting a bit of a headache today. My sister and I went to see "Lion" today at the movie theatre. It was a wonderful movie but I literally cried through the whole thing. Fabulous performances by Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel but definitely not a "feel good" movie. My face was ugly cry swollen by the end of the film.

Despite my headache, I wanted to post two Valentine cards that I created yesterday. Both were inspired by two different sketch challenges. I have been kind of obsessed with sketches as of late. I find that I like that I can use my own supplies but have fun confining them to the parameters of the sketch.

My first card that I created was using CASE this Sketch #208 as my inspiration. I used my new Sunny Studios "That Sucks" stamp as my focal point for this project.

 Here is the sketch that I used as the basic design:

 I started off my card by doing an ombre effect using Ranger Distress Inks. I then misted it with water, blotting it off to get the mottled effect. I also did a little bit of ink splattering with some white Distress Spray but it is hard to see as most of it is covered with the stamped image.

 Next I stamped my sentiment in black and mounted it onto gray card stock. I adhered it to the middle of a white, A2, top folding card.

I added the black sentiment strip that I heat embossed in white with foam adhesive. I then adhered adorable vacuum that I colored with Copic markers above the sentiment strip. (I actually looked up vacuums to get the color "right" and could have used anything from orange/gray to blue/gray as a color scheme. However, the red and gray was perfect because I knew I was making it into a Valentine.) I used a Clear Spectrum Sparkle Marker on the red bag of the vacuum, as well as some glossy accents on the handle.

I die cut some red hearts using Simon Says Stamps "Tiny Hearts" die and used foam adhesive to adhere them to the card. Once again I added a bit of sparkle to the card using the Spectrum clear marker and then covered them with Glossy Accents to make them shine. I ADORE how this card came out!

For my next card, I was inspired by The Card Concept Challenge #66-"Love and Romance", as well as this weeks sketch from My Favorite Things.

I knew that I wanted to keep a lot of white space on my card to showcase the adorable hedgehog from My Favorite Things "Happy Hedgehog" collection.

Here is the sketch and the photo that were my inspiration.


I started off this whole card by embossing with a retired MFT Cover-up die on white paper. I then die cut the panel and adhered it to a white, A2, top folding card.

I used foam adhesive to adhere the heart and doubled the foam adhesive up to adhere the sentiment.

I used a bit of pink floss underneath the die cut hearts and added Glossy Accents over the hearts for some shine.

Really happy with the way both these cards came out. I only wish I did not wait until the last minute to make them!! When will I learn?

I hope you have a great night!!

Stamps-Sunny Studios "That Sucks"
Ink-Ranger Distress Inks "Pumice Stone," "Festive Berries," and "Candied Apple," Memento "Tuxedo Black," and Versamark
Paper-Neenah Solar White, Black and Gray Bazzill
Dies-Simon Says Stamps "Mini Hearts"
Other-Big Shot, Glossy Accents, Spectrum Clear Sparkle Marker, Ranger "Picket Fences" Distress Spray

Stamps-My Favorite Things "Happy Hedgehogs"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Hugs and Kisses Cover-up" (retired), "Happy Hedgehogs," "Pierced Heart Stack" and Simon Says Stamps "Mini Hearts"
Paper-Neenah Solar White, "Red Devil" Bazzill, Pink Bazzill
Ink-Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Simon Says Stamp "Lipstick Red"
Other-Sizzix Big Shot, Spectrum Clear Sparkle Marker, Copic Markers, Floss, Scrapbook Foam Adhesive