Friday, December 14, 2007

Valentine Cards!!!!

OK - so I should be working on my Christmas cards!!! LOL But.....I got my new Preview Brochure stamp set and I just HAD to play last night!!!!!

This stamp set is called Happy Hearts Day - it will be in the new Spring/Summer catalog coming out later this month.....and I MUST say....the anticipation is killing me!!!! The heck with the Christmas presents - I WANT MY NEW CATTY!!!

So's what I came up with....the left side of this card is simply folded back - so it makes it a trifold. I used Perfect Plum and Pale Plum cardstock:

This card uses the Dotted Background stamp - I love that background stamp!!! Real Red & Gable Green cardstock and both the small and large Tag Punch.

I used the Whimsey Jumbo wheel for the background here and the Key Tag Punch to punch out the saying area at the bottom - so when you open the card the butterfly is on the inside....don't you LOVE that effect??? I also used the White Gel Pen to color in the butterfly.

YES - this is SU ribbon - it's from one of the Ribbon Originals packs!!! And the little flower on the background is a stamp from the Little Pieces stamp set.

And last, but definately not least....this is my FAVORITE!!!! I know...I's the same color as the card above - but don't you LOVE those colors together??? It's Apricot Appeal and Tempting Turquoise! And you HAVE to love the use of the Round Tab Punch at the bottom!!!!!! The "Happy Birthday" on that layer is from the Circle of Friendship stamp set - one of my fav's! I popped up the flower with a Dimensional too.

I used an Aqua Painter and Watercolor Crayons to color in all the big areas, i.e. the elephant and mouse heart. I LOVE my Aqua Painter and Watercolor Crayons - you get a much smoother coverage when coloring in bigger areas! For all the small stuff - I used markers.


Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

I LOVE how you PLAY!!...found you thru SCS....I will be back for more inspirations!

Stampin' Paradise said...

Thanks so much Debbie! I LOVE to play! LOL