And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Krafty Valentines

Hello friends and welcome to February!  Today I am sharing several cards over on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog made with one of the new stamp sets being released this month...Forever & Always.  The patterned hearts and sentiments  in this set are so much fun and perfect for crafting all year long!

Creative Nugget:  The solid heart from Forever & Always was used to add a pattern to my Scan 'N Cut.  The shape was then used to cut the three heart openings from a piece of Kraft card stock.  One of the texture stamps from Texture Tiles 3 and Frayed Burlap Distress ink were used to add texture to the card stock. The sentiment was white embossed at the bottom of the panel. The solid heart was stamped in a light shade through the heart openings and the patterned hearts were then stamped with a darker shade.  Twine was dyed to match each of the hearts so they could be hung from the top of the card.  Nuvo drops were added to finish the card.

Creative Nugget:  Dotty papers from Tailored Expressions and dry embossed texture from Tim Holtz were used as a background for these dotty hearts from the Forever & Always stamp set.  

Creative Nugget:  My third Krafty Valentine was actually made with the Filigree Hearts stamp set which was last month's Stamp of the Month but is now available for purchase at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  White pigment ink was swiped over the raised embossed hearts on the Kraft card stock background. The Filigree Hearts were stamped and colored with Copic Markers. They were cut with the Scan 'N Cut and popped onto a Spellbinder's lacey oval die cut on which the sentiment was stamped.  The sentiment is available as a Valentine Sentiments Digital Stamp.

As you can see...I am more than ready for Valentine's Day!


Karen Brown said...

Cathy, I love your entry in Watercooler Wednesday! The whimsical hearts are so fun and I like how you swiped white ink on top of the embossed heart background. Very nicely done! Thank you for entering this week's challenge.

D.L. Walls said...

All very lovely projects. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenges and we hope you will visit again soon. Donna - DT Member

Fiona said...

Such gorgeous Valentine's cards - what lucky recipients - I love the way you've cut out the shape in the first one also. Thanks for joining us at HSS this week.

Heidi Weaver said...

My goodness, Cathy, your projects are awesome! I especially love the card which you've entered into our challenge. The ink-swiped background embossing is perfect for the gorgeous stamped and die-cut hearts. (Love the colouring). Mounting them on that prettty doily was such an excellent move.

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

What a fantastic set of cards!!! I love them!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again!
xo Zoey

Gail said...

Love those Filigree Hearts! A wonderful Valentine's card that anyone would be thrilled to receive. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Jenny Engelke said...

Fantastic cards all around, Cathy! Thank you for sharing your creations with us at HSS!

Jaimie said...

Great cards. Love all the different inspirations for using hearts in cards. Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Stampin by Genny said...

Wow! All your cards are so beautiful. Love how you used the hearts so differently. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!