Category Archives: Love

Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 – Day 4: Love

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  • Dies – Memory Box – “Sofia Heart” and “Mini Heart Collection”
  • Simon Says Stamp – “Large Hearts Set” and “Stitched Rectangles”
  • Penny Black – “Love & Joy”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Neenah Solar White
  • Sequins – Doodlebug
  • Vellum

I am in the midst of the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 class. During the lessons on Day 4, I was inspired by Yana Smakula and her Faux Embossing technique.  I used a number of different heart dies I have in my stash to create a fun, white-on-white background. I then attached the Love die cut on a small piece of vellum cut with the stitched rectangle die. You can still see the texture of the heart background through the vellum. I added some pearly and shiny white sequins to the background to accent the bling seen in the sentiment for a subtile and classy look. Thanks for visiting.


Faux Paper Cut Heart – OCC Clean & Simple 4

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  • Dies –
    • Penny Black – “Love & Joy”
    • Memory Box – “Mini Heart Collection”
    • Memory Box – “Floral Vine”
    • Memory Box – “Sofia Heart”
    • Memory Box – “Pierson Corner”
    • Poppy Stamps – “Ivy Tendrils”
    • Poppy Stamps – “Lovely Tendril”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I am taking the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 class right now. I’m trying to keep up in the evenings after work, although today I did fall behind. However, I did finish a card! I was inspired by Debby Hughes lesson on the faux paper cutting technique. I used a lot of dies in my collection to create this heart. It took a very long time and I learned a lot (mainly about what I’d do better next time!). It was a fun card to complete. Thanks for visiting.


Sending Hedgehugs – SOS Love Me Do

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Hedgehugs”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Hedgehugs” Lawn Cuts and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals”
  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “We Go Together” collection: “Budding Romance” and “XOXO”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’ve had these little Lawn Fawn hedgehog stamps in my stash for a little while and I finally got around to stamping and coloring them! I used Copic markers to give them a little color, hopefully showing enough strokes that there is an indication of little hedgehog spines. The Shopping our Stash (SOS #186) challenge this week is “Love Me Do,” requiring us to create a love-themed project. Thanks for stopping by.


Freshly Made Sketches #167 – Love You

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  • Stamps – from Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day” set
  • Patterned paper – Pebbles “We Go Together: XOXO”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Epoxy hearts – Pebbles
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

I used Sketch #167 at Freshly Made Sketches for this card today. For the focal image I used Ranger Distress Ink for the base color and then stamped the Avery Elle stamps over it with more intense colors. This is a very Clean and Simple card, with the sketch and variety of papers taking center stage. It was fun to use the little epoxy hearts to echo the patterned paper for just a small touch of interest. This will be a nice addition to my Operation Write Home shipment also! Thanks for visiting.


OWH Red Friday Card

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  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp “Sending Happy Thoughts” set
  • Stencil – Tim Holtz “Hearts”
  • Embossing paste – Viva Facetten-Lack crackle paste
  • Bling – Mark Richards 3mm Rouge crystal stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Instead of Black Friday, Operation Write Home decided to recognize the same day by hosting a Red Friday Bloghop featuring Love cards. I chose to create a card that could be used any time of year, not just on Valentine’s Day. I was inspired to use lots of hearts after visiting the bloggers and thought repeating the hearts by using the Tim Holtz stencil would be a fun way to go. The current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #7 is to use stencils as well, so I had fun with my crackle paste and used the Simon stamp set that is perfect for OWH cards! I popped up the little envelope for a little dimension above the heart background. Thanks for visiting.


Nuts About You – TCP 276

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  • Stamps – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Happy Camper” set
  • Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs “Haunted Manor”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels One” and “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

The latest challenge at The Cat’s Pajamas (TCP 276) is to create a card using Light Grey, Rust and Dark Blue. For whatever reason, this card too me forever to complete! I cut different shapes, pushed them around and stared at them. This is how it ended up, for better or for worse! I colored the squirrel and acorns with Copic markers and cut them out. I’m thinking that the squirrel is juggling the acorns, by the way. Enjoy and thanks for visiting.


World Card Making Day 2014

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  • Stamp – Chocolate Baroque “Rose Square”
  • Die – Penny Black “Love and Joy”
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Craft “Damask”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Boysenberry Dot”
  • Cardstock – WorldWin – Light Groovy Grape
  • Copic markers – V12, V15, V17, Y15, G40, G43, C0 and C3

Happy World Cardmaking Day! We are having an Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog Hop in honor of this day. Lots of cardmakers are participating, so make sure you check out all of the talent. If you’d like to know more about the current needs of OWH, check out Operation Tape Gun.

Welcome to my stop. My card is very simple and features a little bit of dimension and some texture. The stamp came as a bonus on the cover of Craft Stamper magazine! Each issue comes with an acrylic stamp. I colored the “Rose Square” stamped image with Copic markers. The small purple piece is popped up with dimensional adhesive and the sentiment die cut floats above the background. I am helping others make this same card at Runaway Art and Craft Studio this weekend during a Make & Take on Saturday.

To return to the Hop, go to the top of Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps home page and you’ll find it at the top of the page through this weekend.

Thanks for visiting!