Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Love Is All We Need Valentine's Card

Valentine's Day is about four weeks away, but I got these new stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp, and couldn't wait to use them.  I actually made hubby's card early this year!  Now the difficult part is holding onto it until then.  I want to give it to him now!
This was a really fun card for me to make. I used Simon Says Stamps Love clear set and SSS Roses For You clear set, and Simon Says Stamp love die, and Tim Holtz distress inks.

I started by smudging distress ink onto watercolor paper with the distress tool, then I dropped some water onto the ink smudges. I used a paper towel to blot the water, resulting in the white spots.  I used the solid dots from the Roses for You set and distress ink to stamp the yellow and red dots.  
The heart was inked with distress ink, then the rose and the words 'is all we need.'  I stamped and water colored the Rose onto a watercolor paper scrap, and cut it out, using foam tape to give dimension.
I layered the love die twice, then again onto craft foam, so it stands out on the card.
I layered the panel onto black, then added a narrow red strip. A strip of black and white striped paper along the edge of the white A2 card is the foundation for the panel.  Some black sequins add balance and finish off the card.
Now I just need to tuck it away for Valentine's Day!

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Something new (new stamp sets and die for me)

Tuesday Throwdown challenge  - Your favorite medium (distress inks)

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  1. Hi Lynda! Love this awesome card! So glad you played in the SSS Flickr challenge! You need to check the winners post over there! (hint, hint) :)

  2. The colors look terrific together and I love the distress inks on watercolor paper. So glad you shared your creation at Tuesday Throwdown.

  3. Lynda, this looks amazing! Love the rich colors with black accents!
    Beautifully done, so glad you joined us at CASology this week!
    Thanks for sharing


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