Hey there inky friends!
This weekend I went live on my team (Join Itchin' Inkers today!) Facebook page to share a few Valentine creations using the fabulous 30 packs of cards/envies I found at the Target Dollar Spot! I was so excited to find these blank cards and knew they would come in handy for creating cards all year long so I picked up quite a few packs! I think they'll be fabulous additions to my crafty booths at vendor fairs too!
I created these two card projects live and had so much fun!
Doily Heart to create the yummy background. I first stamped the heart using Cocoa Powder ink, then rubbed Brush Gold PanPastel over that with my finger. Applying the PanPastel softened the cocoa color and gave the card a beautiful shimmer. I splattered Gold, Bubble Gum and Cranberry Bliss Silk onto the card.
After creating the stamped panel, I made a little banner using some Corrugated Cardstock and some graph paper. I wrapped some Bubble Gum Thread around it and attached a little wooden Forever Heart Chips. I applied some Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust to the heart and added a few pearls to finish it off! And YES! I made the macarons too! They're so yummy!
For the Masculine (Boy) card, I dug into my "retired" stash to find a fun ATS stamp called Don't Sink! (available for a short time in a mini catalog-Hope it reappears in our next catalog!) that was playful and child-like enough for this fun kiddie holiday.
The white card base was a little glossy and textured with a bit of a canvas/linen texture and I knew from prior experience, that this paper would have difficulty "gripping" ink and allowing it to dry quickly. SOOO...I decided to fix that problem by using my FINGER as my stamp! LOL. I use Orange Creamsicle and Limeade Splash for the color. I also used my fingerprints to color the adorable little floatie.
This fabulous Window Pocket Die works perfectly to hold a gift card, OR to be used as a slider card. I just cut out a piece of (retired) green chevron cardstock then added some Whip Cream cardstock for the sentiments. I attached the floatie to the top layer, used some Natural Journey Thread to tie on some Citrus Cooler ribbon and Sparkle Trim! Check out how it works here:
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