Friday, September 2, 2011

Fun and Festive Swap

I can't resist a good swap.  Especially when a new catalog comes out.  So even though Valentines is still months away and we have a lot of really great holidays between now and then, I'm showing you a Valentine's Card that I made for a recent Stampin' Addict Holiday Mini swap.

Colors: Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White.  Stamps: Festive and Fun.  Punches: Modern Label.  Big Shot: Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  Accessories: Dazzling Details, Silver Brads, Taffeta Ribbon, Markers, and White Gel Pen.

Sometimes to switch things up a little bit, I like to use Pink Pirouette as a neutral Card Stock.  It's a light enough color that it can take other ink on top of it.  And the Card Stock itself is a titch thicker than the others so it holds up to coloring pretty well.  Here I stamped the Valentine in Black Stazon and colored it with Cherry Cobbler.  One of the other fun things about using Pink Pirouette for a base, is then you can use white as an accent.  I colored in some of the sections with our white gel pen to give it some more color.

This stamp has that cute heart for a V and I really wanted to make it pop.  So I stamped just that heart on Cherry Cobbler and used the white gel pen for the dots.  Then I cut it out and used a dimensional on top of the original image on the card.

It does seem very strange to be sharing a Valentines Card in October.  At some point in my stamping obsession, I've become oblivious to the calendar and just started stamping whatever, whenever.  But this stamp set is only available until January 3 and it does include a cute Christmas and Halloween image too so don't wait until Valentines to order it.  You can see more about this set in this previous post: FESTIVE AND FUN SNEAK PEEK.


Shelley Z said...

Very cute Paula! Love the heart with the gel pen on it!

Yapha said...

Super cute card! I love the idea of using Pink Pirouette as a neutral!