Sharing the Love

Well it’s a snowy, snowy day here in Colorado. We’re expecting about a foot of snow or more (depending on which Weather guesser…er..person you’re watching). What better day to work on some coloring and sharing of some cards.

I promised I’d share the cards I created for Valentines Day. Yes, I’m a bit late sharing, but love should be spread around and last all year through.

This first card is the one that I created for my best friend. I used a cute new stamp from C.C Designs Rubber Stamps. The stamp is by Roberto’s Rascals and is called Grouchy Cupid. The stamp was so stinkin’ cute I couldn’t resist it.

I colored the Grouchy Cupid stamp with Copic markers on Neenah Solar White card stock and added a little clear Wink of Stella to his wings.

I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 40 die and cut Mr. Grouchy out and put some dimensional foam squares on the back. For the background I die cut two of the the Anna Griffin XOXO dies in red and then put them on black paper to give them a little pop. I put the Grouchy Cupid colored image over top of the die cuts (which also served to hide the center point seam of the two die cut XOXO pieces). To add some more dimension and interest I added in a couple of little glitter hearts from Recollections. I think it turned out very cute!

The next card I created was for my mom. I used an adorable digital stamp from
The Greeting Farm called Cordelia. I’m a sucker tor cute stamps with glasses, not sure why maybe its the geek in me.

Cordelia was colored with my Copics and I added a little Wink of Stella clear glitter to the hearts in her hair and on her dress. I admit I’ve not yet mastered the art of coloring in glass lenses so I simply used some Glossy Accents on the lenses-a bit of a cheat but a very cool effect none the less. (Note:it does take a bit of time to dry but you can speed up the drying time with a blow dryer set on warm).

I fussy cut the colored image out when I finished coloring her and mounted her onto some Spellbinders Celebration paper in teal blue and then added a layer of pink. The cute background paper of envelopes with hearts on them is from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6 x 6 paper pack.

For the sentiment on the card I stamped the I Love You sentiment from the Paper Smooches Blissful Banners stamp set using StazOn Royal Purple and then die cut it with the matching Streamers die set from Paper Smooches.

To finish up the card added a couple of Prima paper flowers for dimension.

The final card I’m sharing is the one I created for my wonderful hubby. He’s a huge Star Wars fan and when I stumbled upon this digi stamp called Space Princess Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs I knew she’d be perfect for my card.

Overall this was a very simple card design. I colored up the “Space Princess” with my Copics. I used primarily gray shading on her dress to reflect shadows and contouring.

I printed my sentiment on Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock and then die cut it with the Spellbinders Classic Nesting Hearts dies. I cut one in red and a smaller one in white. I must give credit and thanks to my friend David Z for helping me come up with this sentiment that coordinated with my “Space Princess”. It was just perfect for this card.

Then I cut the cute little arrow out of red card stock from the Spellbinders Shoot! die set. The arrow was only 2 1/2 inches long so I had to cut it in half to make it long enough to show out each side of the red heart and then adhered it to the back of the red heart.

A touch of Wink of Stella was added to the red heart and the arrow for some sparkle and I used some Tim Holtz Distress ink in Faded Blue Jeans to the white heart just so that it wouldn’t be too bright against the darker color of the card.

The hearts and my colored image were mounted onto some metallic blue card stock from Michael’s craft store, Recollections Paper stock. I popped on some sequins in red, blue and silver for some added sparkle to the card.

 My husband loved the card. He has it proudly displayed on his desk and actually took a picture of it for his lock screen on his phone.

Unfortunately I only managed to get three cards made for Valentine’s Day this year! Time seemed to get away from me and I wasn’t able to make as many cards as I’d liked to. I need to work on that!

Hopefully you enjoyed these cards and maybe got a jolt of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a krafty day!