L-O-V-E, just in time for you Valentine's Day crafting!
Did you know that 145 million Valentine's cards are sent each year in the United States? And, this number does NOT include those adorable classroom Valentine's the kiddos exchange in school. I love Valentine's Day since it gives us a little holiday to look forward to in the midst of winter and the cold weather.
Here is a card I made with two brand-new stamp sets, "You Plus Me" and "Build A Bouquet"
I just love the Faux Chalkboard technique, and I think it looks cute on this card. It is easy to do -- stamp your images with VersaMark ink onto Basic Black card stock. Then pour White Embossing Powder over top, shake off the excess, then use your heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Next, take a sponge dauber and add a little, light touch of Whisper White Craft ink to look like the "erased" portion of the chalkboard. Here is a close-up, so you can see how the sponging makes it look like a chalkboard:
Do you like those little red hearts along the border? Well, it is easy to get this look by punching the Whisper White layer with the Hearts Border Punch, then layering it onto the front of the Real Red card base. (And, you probably thought I lined them all up nice and straight.....Nope! I couldn't do that if I tried! LOL) I used the Hearts A Flutter framelits to cut out the little hearts. I love the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Pack -- so many cute designs for Valentine's Day, and black and white patterns on the back. Perfect!
Here is the inside of the card. I used the sentiment from the Build A Bouquet stamp set and added a little heart at the bottom.
Here are the supplies I used for this card:
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog
Now, it is time to see what Missy Bolinger has in store for us this month. Just click on the icon below to go to her blog.
Here is the entire line-up of bloggers:
Nancy Amato - http://stampinallnight.
blogspot.com/2015/01/ remarkable-stampers-blog-tour- love-is.html Melissa Bolinger - http:// creativeblessingsbymissy. blogspot.com/2015/01/ remarkable-blog-tour-love-is- in-air.html Tamra Davis - http://www.theCardLadies.com/r emarkable-blog-tour-love-is- in-the-air/
Connie Diebler - http://www.conniestamps.com///
Becky Jensen - http://www.stampthat.com/blog/
Anne Matasci - http://wp.me/pCcBw-1Mk
Audra Monk - http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.
Maria Pane - http://
Andi Potler - http://www.absolutekreations.
Pam Staples - http://wp.me/p3p2VA-PO