Today I have two Valentines to share...
The first one, using the Peek-a-Boo, and Little Say stamp sets, was designed by smART Cookie, Peggy Lamb. Isn't it absolutely adorable?!? Peggy included this little lovely in her most recent card samples package as a surprise for me, and finding it yesterday truly made my day!
Here's a close up of the sign portion of Peggy's card. Mucho clever! And yet, upon visual dissection, it's something even a relatively new stamper could attempt to duplicate --
Stamp & emboss saying on white stock...Draw & color heart...Cut or punch panel to size...Layer to a slightly larger layer of black...Punch 1/16" holes in upper corners...Thread craft wire through holes front to back, shape, and loop ends to secure...Knot ribbon on one side of wire...Attach to card by sliding sign's "handle" over one slat of fence...Raise sign's base with foam tape.
Yes, a lot of little steps, but still pretty basic... and remember, it's the little "extra" that transforms ordinary into extraordinary.
Now, switching gears for card no. 2 --
If you checked out my T-party card on Wednesday, then you've already seen the focal panel of this second card, and know it's done using the Tone-On-Tone technique, but even so, I think the variation is still worth sharing 'cause Button Girl is such a cutie...
I actually got the idea for this version in the middle of constructing the T-party card, when these two thoughts collided:
1. Using "red" looks awfully "Valentiny", and
2. Colored this way, the Buttoned Up Girl looks "tickled pink".
So, wham, bam, a Valentine slam! I computer generated this saying for inside the card:
Tickled pink that you're my friend.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Then I popped the finished Valentine into a perfectly pink envie, and mailed it off to my best stamping bud in New Jersey. Have been keeping my fingers crossed that it will reach her today. Hope she likes it as much as I'm enjoying the one Peggy sent me,
Hearts & Hugs,
P.S. The BF-05 Bliss Cookie Challenge and blog contest posts tomorrow, so make sure to check in for your chance to win.