Technique Tuesday; Lots to Love!

Hey there, hi! I’m back today to share some inspiration with you for your Valentines Day (or sweetheart Birthday or Wedding) projects! Technique Tuesday has curated a collection of Love-themed products that are 20% off until Thursday, Feb 23, and I’ve combined a few of them to create today’s cards.

I used the Felicity & Flynn the Foxes Stamp Set and stamped onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock because I wanted to use my Kuretake Zig Clean Color real brush markers to color them and the finish on that paper allows for lovely blending. After coloring them up, I die cut them with the coordinating dies and set them aside while I created background card panels.

For my first card, I used a large heart shaped die from Lawn Fawn to die cut a piece of cardstock scrap that I could then use as a stencil to blend ink in a lovely soft pink heart shape. I stamped a sentiment from the Felicity & Flynn the Foxes stamp set, partially overlapping the heart, then added dots along the heart outline with a Copic MultiLiner pen.

I die cut a string of hearts from white cardstock using the Heart Strings Die set and cut it in half and adhered it to the heart in a swag then adhered the stamped, colored and die cut fox overtop.

Because it’s often hard for me, I challenged myself to keep this as Clean & Simple a card as possible! I trimmed the card panel down enough to allow the black striped patterned paper to show on the left edge and adhered everything to a card base. This card is finished at this point, but we’re just getting started on card number two!

As with the first card above, I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, colored the fox with Zig markers (using a small wet paint brush to blend and smooth the colors) and die cut it out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut the fox three more times from white cardstock and adhered them all together in a stack.

I die cut the “i love you” sentiment from the Sending Love die set, from 110lb white cardstock and two more white cardstock “heartstrings” to swag across the card front.

I made myself more heart stencils by die cutting one of each size of heart dies from this Lawn Fawn die set. I die cut them from clear acetate packaging material so I’ll be able to use them as stencils again for a very long time! Next, I stenciled pale hearts and vibrant hearts, pink, red and peach colored hearts. All randomly placed with a few overlapping here and there. Finally, I stamped black outline hearts (from the Sassy Family stamp set) all over as well.

To finish the card, I positioned and adhered the heartstrings across the front, added the die cut sentiment and the layered, stamped and colored fox. I trimmed the card panel on all four sides to allow the pale pink cardstock mat to show, and this card is finished!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can shop the Technique Tuesday Love themed stamps and dies here and use the Love2020 to receive the 20% discount. Have a wonderful day!

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