Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Love You Lots

Hello, Crafters.

This morning I uploaded my video showing how I used Marker Pens to correct some stamping on the card I shared yesterday - please see last photograph. (Note: the sentiment on this card is from Thankful Thoughts). The video is called Affectionately Yours Frame

I'd painted the flowery stamp that went over the balloon strings using Marker Pens but the image just wasn't good enough. This was partly, I think, because I'd stamped onto Crumb Cake Card Stock.

I tried again but this time using a piercing mat under my card stock and, although it did a better image, it still wasn't good enough so I "touched it up" using marker pens. It worked a treat!

Moving on, I don't normally buy hostess stamp sets but I wasn't able to resist three of the new ones in the forthcoming annual catalogue.

Talk about cuteness overload with this set - Love You Lots! I'm showcasing the first one today with this cute hedgehog card. I'm also showcasing the NEW Sweet & Sassy Framelits. These are the layering Heart shaped dies.

This set comprises of seven sweetheart shaped dies - these have a more pronounced point at the bottom of the die - and there are eight of the more regular shaped  hearts. For today's card I've used sweetheart dies.

To make my card I started with a base of Crumb Cake Card Stock, with a layer of Night of Navy and a top layer of a design from the NEW Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). All three were adhered together using Tombow.

Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the image onto a piece of Whisper White and painted the hedgehogs using a Blender Pen and Crumb Cake Ink. I used my Cucumber Crush Marker Pen for the leaf and my Real Red Marker Pen for the flower.

Then I die cut the image using one of the new heart dies. With help from my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the sentiment in place using Basic Black Archival Ink and then I die cut a larger heart using the Night of Navy and adhered them together, again using Tombow.

I used Dimensionals to adhere the hearts to the right hand side of my landscape card. I found some really thin strips of Night of Navy Card Stock in my folder and used them to decorate the left had side of the card. My last step was to put some (retiring) Crystal Effects on the red flower.

I made a second card using more or less the same products except I used oblongs instead of hearts for the image and the sentiment. The sentiment I used is from the NEW Love & Affection Stamp Set.

I used Basic Grey Archival Ink to stamp the hedgehogs and Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment. Using Real Red Card Stock, I punched out one of the really small hearts from the Confetti Hearts Border Punch to add to the sentiment.

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.

8 comments:

  1. what lovely cards you make

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    1. Many thanks, Ali. I'm really pleased you like my cards. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  2. your cards all turned out beautiful but my favorite is the heart one. those hedge hogs are so adorable. thanks Jan. cheers.

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    1. Hi, Pearl. Aren't they just the cutest? Wait till you see the other stamps in this set! ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  3. What a sweet card! Love the new heart shaped dies, the background DSP is perfect, and of course, the hedgehogs! Too cute! Love the card!!

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. I can't wait to get my hands on the layering circles and ovals too! There'll definitely be on my first order. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

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  4. Sooo cute. I love hedgehogs too. We used to have a hedgehog that stayed AND hibernated in the garden of one of our previous houses :o)

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    1. Hi, Audrey. How lovely that you had a hedgehog move into your garden? We had one who visited us one day. He obviously didn't think much of our garden because he never came back again! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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