Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Love You

It's snowing and cold today--perfect weather to get inky, don't you think?

Time seems to be flying by, and I realized today I'd better get busy making a few Valentines before the day was upon me. Here's my first attempt, using PaperTrey's Wonderful Words dies, and A Year in Flowers rose image.

I stamped the rose image on the background in Angel Pink, then stamped it again on a scrap, colored it with my new Bic ultra fine markers and trimmed it out.  The little tag is from PaperTrey, as is the "4 Ever" sentiment.  The I Love is a stamp from the Wonderful Words companion stamp, and the You is from the die for that set. A couple of gems, a bit of dotted designer paper, and a touch of glitter (I mean, it IS a Valentine, for Pete's sake!) and another card is ready for the stash.

How about you? Make any Valentines yet? Do you prefer "girly" creations, or do you make more whimsical cards?  I've seen a few this year on various blogs that I think I'm going to give a shot. They're much more sophisticated with a cleaner and simpler, more contemporary vibe. I really like that look, but somehow it's hard for me to pull off. I guess I'm just an old fashioned romantic (or a heavy handed klutz).  And I can never resist having a chance to add a bit of glitter.  Sigh.  Oh well, I suppose the world can still use a bit of romance even if it is only one day a year.

I do like the die cut you, though.  And the Bic markers worked remarkably well and blended smoothly. Might be a good alternative for those who don't want to make the big invest with Copics.  (By the way, you can use Copics with these, and the Copic Blender Pen works with Bics, too.  Love that!)

If you've made any Valentines, I'd hear about your style and would  love to see what you've done. Leave me a link in the comments so I can check them out.


  1. Very pretty! I've been trying to design Valentines for a party I'm having Friday, but it's HARD to make simple ones...they're all stamping newbies so I want to just do stamps, ink, paper...with a punch or two, maybe. But then I'll need a little glitter...and then layers and then and then....
    I do love that stamp and die "I Love You"...super cool. And glad to know about the Bics working with the Copic blender. Thanks!

  2. Oh man, I've been trying to get New Year's cards finished, haven't even started Valentines yet (except for the ones I did for OWH of course, but those are long gone). Because of OWH, I tend to go with a CAS style and minimal layering, and definitely no glitter...sigh. LOVE how you used the Bic markers as your coloring agent. Your floral image looks fabulous!!! And I adore that little bit of white gel pen accent doodling on the petals and leaves. Just think, you could make your own baker's twine using your new Bics. Twice the use for way more than half the cost lol.

  3. Beautifully done! I love a tiny tag on anything and everything-especially with a shiny little heart on it! I really like that you used two colors for the "I love you".