Moonlit Anniversary

I have quite a few anniversary cards to make during the first 3 months of the year.  These 2 were made for my parents and some close friends – neither of which know each other so it didn’t matter that they were similar.  I used a variety of stamps by Lavinia Stamps and Inkylicious.

To start, I die cut 2 hearts, one scalloped and one plain edged, and some masks from sticky notes.  I added a moon mask and then blended some Distress Oxide inks to the sky, then removed the moon mask and added some grey to the moon.

After stamping some distant trees, I moved the masks down and blended a little ink to create the landscape and added some more stamping. 

The bunnies were added and then the scene built up around them using various trees, shrubs and a fence.

For the background, I used the Stampin’ Up! Woodland embossing folder and a square of navy card and a few Posca splats. The sentiment was stamped and mounted onto a navy rectangle.

To assemble the card, I added some fun foam under the heart, leaving a gap for the white twine, for a little dimension but firm support.  The sentiment was glued on top and a small white twine bow added with a glue dot.

I think this design would also work well for a Valentine’s card.

Sending Love

Following a tidy up of my craft room, I realised that I have so many stamp sets and dies that I bought ages ago that have been either rarely, or never, used so I’m making an effort to give them some love.  This week’s post features a first outing for the Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set.

To create a background of envelopes, I had in mind that I’d do it with my stamp positioner.  However, on starting using that, it was clear that it was going to be a complete faff so I just stamped them free hand instead.  I used MFT Hybrid ink as it’s Copic-friendly.

I coloured the hearts in a rainbow pattern with my Copic markers.  For some accent pieces, I stamped and fussy cut some envelopes and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy.

The sentiment was mounted onto two of the envelopes and popped up on foam tape.

To finish, the other two accent envelopes were adhered using foam squares and an enamel heart embellishment added to the open envelope.  A little blob of clear Nuvo Drops was added to each heart to finish and the panel mounted onto a black mat and a red card base.

Skip Into The Sunset

This week’s post is the card I made for Mr L for Valentine’s Day.  I was inspired to have a go at making a scene with Copic markers after watching (many) Sandy Alnock’s videos.  Sandy is so talented and makes everything look so doable!

To begin, I stamped the mice from Colorado Craft Company’s Ever Thine, another of the Anita Jeram stamps.  I used Ink on 3’s no-line ink, although the finished work ended up darker than I’d intended so I could have used black.

For the first stage of the background, I used a variety of pinks, purples, blues, oranges and yellows and swiped lines in from each side of the panel.

I started shading the mice, using darker and darker and darker shades, probably going too dark at the end as the features were more or less obliterated.  I tried to add shadows cast by the sun, linking the shadow to one foot only to give the impression of movement, making it look like they are skipping.

Using the black Copic marker, I then added some silhouette foliage and a tree in the foreground.

I used the Copic colourless blender to lift some colour from the sky for highlighths on the clouds before white heat embossing the sentiment.  The final touches were white highlights made with a Posca pen and a few Posca splats into the sky.