Welcome to my stop along the Sweetheart Blog Hop! If you got here from Libby, then you are in the right spot. Here is the lineup, in case you get lost along the way. If you happened across in the middle, please head back to the beginning - so you don' t miss anything!
Heather http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/ (You're here!)
So I have 3 different Valentine cards for you today. I was going to try to make something a little different than a card, but I guess I just love making cards too much! Anyway, here they are along with all their details. I also have a little something I am giving away - so make sure and read to the end of this post!
I LOVE how this first card came out! It uses several of my favorite things! My Cricut Expression (Sweethearts cartridge for the shaped card welded together on my Gypsy, as well as the cute little his and hers towels), Peachy Keen Stamps (The cute little faces!), Unity Stamps (the sentiment!), Baker's Twine from The Twinery (the bows on the top), and my white gel pen and Sakura Glaze black pen for all the doodling.
Here is a close up of the towels - they are pop-dotted from the background for a bit of dimension.
And here is the inside all prepared for writing a sweet note in!
This second card I think I just love because of the colors! Pretty much all using some more of my Unity Stamps. Stamped the banner twice, cut them both out, then stacked them with pop dots to give some dimension. Added twine to "hang" the banner on, and wrote "I LOVE YOU" on my hand. (That was a brave moment - I usually don't like my handwriting!) Also stamped the hearts and cut them out, then glued them on black paper, and added a couple layers of coordinating cardstock punched with a Fiskar's edge punch. Finished off with LOTS of inking, and a little self stick bling.
This one was totally inspired by the paper. I was flipping through my stash looking for the perfect paper for some pics I was scrapbooking, and happened upon this. Didn't even remember that I had it!!! Totally had to make something with it! So I pulled out my Unity stamps, stamped them and added some coloring with my Prismacolor pencils and my white gel pen, pop-dotted the biggest heart coming out of the box, and added some doodling with my black Sakura glaze pen. Then I had these little birds with hearts in their beak that I had cut for another project from A Child's Year cartridge (the icon feature) and never used. So I added some stitching on them and pop-dotted them onto the card. Finished with some ribbon, a bow, and a bit of bling stuck on with my Jolee's heat set tool (another favorite tool!), even though the picture doesn't show it very well.
This picture shows the pop dotting a little better.
I am also offering a little treat for everyone who leaves me a comment: A set of flourish stamps - great for scrapbooking or cardmaking, or any other projet you can think of, and a sample of 2 yards each of all 9 colors of twine from The Twinery - I LOVE this stuff, and use it on almost everything! (In case you didn't notice!) Here's a picture of what you get:
So...leave me a comment and a way to contact you, and I will pick a random winner on Monday morning.
Your next stop is Lisa, over at http://ljsscrapshack.blogspot.com/ - have fun the rest of the way!
And Happy Valentines Day!