Thursday, January 25, 2018

My Valentine

 Hi,
   My card today has a little story behind it so here goes. My husband and I have been married for 40 years and always celebrate Valentines as if it is our first. Candy, flowers and a special dinner. He gets candy too. He always finds just the right card to give me and I do the same. However in the past I've had to buy his card because I didn't have the right stamps to make one. This year I did.
    While browsing the Penny Black sight I found 2 stamps that were perfect for what I had in mind. Tom and Lily (40-098) and Sweetheart (40-503). I bought them and waited. As soon as they arrived I got to work on my vision for the perfect Valentines card for my sweet hubby.
     I stamped them, separately, on Tim Holtz white watercolor paper with black archival ink and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to color. When I was done coloring the heart wreath, I fussy cut it out leaving just a hint of white around the flowers. I then worked on coloring Tom and Lily, and added some blue to the background to look like sky and clouds. I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day in red Archival ink using Clearly Posh Stamps (POSH-CST_024) then went over it with a red glitter pen. I used some dimensional tape and popped up the heart around their heads. Then I stamped several different sized hearts with red archival ink and colored them with the red glitter pen. Lastly I found the Eternally Yours stamp in My stash (from the $ bin at Michael's) and stamped it on the bench. The birds are from Altenew's Be A Lighthouse set.
     
 I'm very excited to give this card to my wonderful hubby Dale, as we celebrate Love and Happiness this Valentine's Day.
I will be entering this card in these challenges: Mod Squad Challenge Valentine Love
                                                                       Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Layer it Up
                                                                       Penny Black- January-Anything Goes
Have a very crafty day!
God Bless
Karen 

 

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card, and so much love went into it. All that fussy cutting, all that coloring. It's PERFECT!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Mod Squad.
    Judy~ Mod Squad Designer
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  2. Beautiful card! Such a sweet image!! And the story behind it is even better!! 40 years! Wow! That's awesome! Congrats!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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