Hello! Today’s card uses a die set that was released with Valentine’s Day in mind, paired with a balloon stamp and die set to make a tall birthday card that fits into a standard #10 business envelope. All stamps and dies are from Concord & 9th.
I have been on a bit of a roll with Pretty Pink Posh products lately. I originally made some Valentine’s Day treat bags with the Floral Hearts stamps and dies. I didn’t get the pictures up before Valentine’s so I didn’t create a post for them. I’m sharing a picture below. My mom’s birthday is coming up and Mother’s Day will be here in a hurry so this idea of the three hearts had been floating around in my head.
Have you ever used colored pencils and gamsol? Using them really is an easy way to color in images and get a nice smooth result. Today I used Prismacolor pencils (you could use any brand of quality pencils) and gamsol to color the images from Pretty Pink Posh’s Crocus Flowers stamp set. I used the Crocus Flowers dies to cut out all the images for these two very similar cards. I diecut the sentiments with the Happy Birthday Script die, also from Pretty Pink Posh.
Last month I fell in love with Pretty Pink Posh’s January 2019 Release. I had to have it, so I bought the entire release (*happy dance*). For today’s card and video I used the Pinata Party stamps and coordinating dies.
Today I am sharing two cards for Valentine’s Day. One is very simple to make and the other one is a little stepped up. Both are gorgeous with the help of some gold embossed paper.
Here is my first Valentine’s Day card of 2019. I used Concord and 9th‘s Little Love Tags BUNDLE. It is primarily a tag set but you can definitely use it to make cards. I used the XO heart stamp to create a circle, alternating ink colors for interest. I stamped the lines stamp twice using my Mini MISTI onto vellum using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used the same ink to stamp the sentiment, which I trimmed with my paper trimmer, and the heart with lines through it, which I colored with three Copic markers to create an ombre effect. I die cut the heart using the dies from the bundle.
In my previous post I used this same Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle from Altenew without the dies. For today’s card, I used the dies for the flower clusters on the front of the card and to create a pop-up on the inside of the card.
Even though we had fairly cold and rainy weather in Atlanta for a while, after New Year’s I was thinking of spring. I guess it does rain a lot in Spring. As soon as I saw the Ruffled Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle from Altenew, I knew I had to have it. I love these little flowers. The set has two flower clusters with outline stamps and two color layers for the flowers and two for the leaves. You can use the color layers or use your favorite coloring medium.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a nice New Year’s eve and that you are looking forward to a wonderful 2019. I have not made new year’s resolutions in a while but I have a few this year. I am currently seeking a “resolution buddy” to make sure I stay on track :). Have you made any new year’s resolutions?
Every year my Monday tennis lesson group gives our tennis pro Charlie a little something for Christmas and I make a card to hold it. Charlie is the best pro ever. He is not only an awesome teacher but he is also very kind and patient. He seems to read whether we are having a good day or a bad one, so much so that I once told him that, if he ever decided to quit tennis, he could have a stellar career as a psychologist ;).