Hello again! I've made a Valentine's card for one of my grandchildren using the Bella & Friends stamps set. This little dog is so sweet, I just love this stamp set. It was a bit of a challenge for me as I used my new Zig Clean Color Markers, so it took 3 attempts to get the blending to work on the main focal image, but I'm happy with the end result.
I started with a Soft Sky panel and created a background design with two small stamps from two different retired SU stamp sets (listed below), then cut it out with the largest Wafer Stitched Rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. For the Bella image, I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink on water color paper, then used Zig markers and a water color paint brush to color it. I started with the lightest color and added layers of the same color marker, then dried with my heat tool before applying the darker color for deeper shadows. That's when it got a bit interesting as the darker color had a greener base so then I had to go back and add the original brown and blend in...I was grateful it ended up looking okay; it was a bit touch and go for a while!
I added a light blue around Bella then used a gray to ground her. After the panel was dry it was cut with a Stitched Shape Circle framelit and mounted on a Cherry Cobbler layer cut with the largest scallop circle Layering Circles framelit. Before adding it to the Soft Sky panel, a piece of Soft Sky Glitter Ribbon was layered underneath. Once the circle was in place and trimmed on the right side, the embossed sentiment on a banner of Basic Black card stock was added.
After all was adhered and added to the card stock base, it just seemed I needed one last addition, so I added a little heart to the sentiment that was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock and cut a couple extra to add to the piece of white card stock added to the inside
I've used the current sketch challenge at Fab Friday for my card design. I'm also entering this in the current challenges at Paper Player (Valentine theme) and Just Us Girls (Word Week - dog). I've added the challenge graphics and links below, so be sure to use them to visit and check out all the amazing inspiration!
Thanks you so very much for visiting, and as always, your comments so are so appreciated! Have a great week!
Stamps: Bella & Friends, Tin of Cards (heart), P.S. I Love You (sentiment), Bloomin' Love (flower and heart)
Paper: Whisper White (interior), Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Strathmore Watercolor
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Soft Sky
Other: Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles and Gift Card Envelope and Trims Framelits, Wafer Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Soft Sky Glitter Ribbon, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, water color paint brush, Zig Clean Color Markers: Light Brown, Mid Brown, Deep Red, Haze Blue, Gray Tint.