It’s been a while since I’ve had a card of the week post; and, I needed one! You all know I need to create at least one card a week, for fun, to stay level headed. While I was sitting at my craft desk, I was just gazing at all the stamps, trimmings, ink, and paper I had and I thought I really should use it, haha. Lately I’ve been making really simple one layer cards and this time around I wanted to make something a bit more intricate. So, I pulled out some stamps I’d recently purchased but never used and I came up with this super adorable Valentine’s Day theme card. I really, really love it too.
As you can see in the above images, there are hearts stamped onto a piece of kraft card stock; and, to achieve this tone on tone look I simply use my versa mark stamp pad, which is used to create this water mark effect or to be used with embossing powder. In this instance I used a recollections heart background stamp that I purchased from Michaels with the versa mark ink and stamped that all around the card.
I also bought this really cute mini paper pad, named With Love, by Recollections. There is such a wide variety of really cute pattern paper. I used the ledger paper for this card as you can see—and btw, ledger paper is my FAV and it was in pink. I was so excited about that, haha.
I also used some of my Lawn Trimmings, by Lawn Fawn. Their trimmings are so awesome and made with such great quality. I also used this distress ink by, Tim Holtz, in Vintage photo.
For the bird image, I used this stamp Luv Ya stamp set by, Inkadinkado. I simply stamped the image onto a piece of high quality cream card stock, cut it out leaving a boarder, and applied some vintage stain around the edges.
To color in the hearts I used this Copic Marker, color:RV11. I’m so in love with my new set of Copic markers!
For the ‘Flying by to say’ sentiment I used this mini set, Flyingby, by Lawn Fawn. This set is so wonderful and I love it because it can be used for so many things.
I also used this set, A birdie told me, by Lawn Fawn to create the text bubble background in red ink. I felt these text bubbles would work really well with the whole ‘Flying by to SAY’ theme, hehe.
Lastly, I used this white gelly pen to create the faux stitches’ around the boarder. What do you think? Isn’t it cute?