An Eclectic Valentine — FMS223

This is my week to be the hostess over at Freshly Made Sketches, and I really hope you’ll like the sketch and play along.  I have been having fun designing collage-style cards lately, so that is how I designed the sketch.

And since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I decided to make another card for the occasion.  I pulled out my Groovy Love stamp set, and then just kept pulling more and more sets off the shelf.  I think I ended up using an eclectic mix of four stamp sets.  I was out of control!

Be Mine eclectic mix fullI started by making a watercolor wash on some watercolor paper using Pink Pirouette and Pool Party inks.  Once that was dry, I stamped the row of hearts from Birthday Blooms and the row of sideways chevrons from You’re So Lovely with Melon Mambo ink, and added some washi tapes.

Be Mine eclectic mixThe focal heart is from Groovy Love and was stamped with Melon Mambo ink.  The pretty yellow circle on the layer beneath it is from You’re So Lovely and was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink.

The sentiment is from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and was embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss powder on Basic Black card stock.

I hope you’ll play along and create your own card with the sketch!  I love seeing how other people interpret the sketch and use it in their own ways.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site and see what the rest of the design team made.  You’ll be wowed by their creativity!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Lots of Hearts

Embossed HeartsHere’s a Valentine’s card I stuck in the mail yesterday.  I used the very cool Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing folder for the card base.  Then I stamped and punched three of the hearts from Groovy Love, and embossed the sentiment from last month’s My Paper Pumpkin kit.  I also punched out an arrow from the Gold Glimmer Paper using the What’s Up? punch.

Embossed Hearts Close UpThe little heart on the animal print heart is one of the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, which I colored with one of my Blendabilities.  I added some crochet thread and gold sequins, and arranged it all as best I could.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!