Be My Valentine Card with Adorable Owls

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am tickled pink to share today’s card with you. With Valentines Day approaching quicker than we’d like to think and I cannot get enough of these little owls from the Adorable Owls so they are highlighting my card again today. The Adorable Owls will be FREE during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order.

First let me start with the Sweet Talk Designer Paper … it’s on the Clearance Rack and is as adorable as these owls!

The sheet I chose has the two patterns you see … one on the front and one on the back, and then I used the Black Glitter Washi Tape from the Holiday catalog that retires on the 4th of this month. I used Real Red for my card base to coordinate with the Sweet Talk Designer paper. Let’s take a look …. Now let’s talk about our Adorable Owls!!

I stamp them with Momento Ink on Basic White Cardstock, and then color them with our Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers. Yesterday I used the Smoky Slate Combo pack to color and today chose the Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends.

I used 200 from the Deep Tones, and 500 from the Medium Tones Combo. The Natural Tones come in combo packs of two, but they are two different tones. I begin coloring with the 500 Medium tone and then color in my darker 200 marker, then I go back over with the lighter color. I also use the color lifter if I think it’s too dark or go outside of the lines, so the areas that look “highlighted” are actually done with the color lifter.

I decked out my gent with a nice blue bow tie to match his eyes – I used Light Balmy Blue and Light Night of Navy for both. My lady has Dark Pool Party and Dark Bermuda Bay eyes and she is adorned with a necklace created with the NEW Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems.

My greeting comes from the NEW Share a Milkshake bundle and stamped with StazOn ink (doesn’t smear on vellum) and then die cut using the 2nd largest circle from Stylish Shapes. This card uses the Sweet Talk from the Clearance Rack for a sweet Valentines Day and the Adorable Owls… they sure named them correctly!

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.

Have a wonderful week ~

Here is a list of supplies used to create this card …. The Share a Milkshake and Opaque Gems will be available January 5th, and the Washi Tape retires after the 4th. The Adorable Owls will be FREE during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order.

Simply Sunday: Fancy Flora Designer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy New Year!! Today I have four cards to share with you that I created using the Fancy Flora Designer paper … yes, it is the paper you’ve seen the past couple days. This pattern is bright and colorful and full of texture. I paired it with the Adorable Owls, Gnomes and Banners!

I began with one pattern from the Fancy Flora paper and cut it into 4 – 3″ x 3″ piece …. thus the start of your 4 cards. I chose Basic Gray as my mat behind each of the pieces for my cards. The cards are simple yet cute cards so you will fall in love with how cute they are and how easy they are to make.

By matting the Fancy Flora designer paper it reminds me of a “framed” picture and the pattern is so fun and whimsical I thought it was perfect to add our Adorable Owl that are in the Sale-a-bration catalog that goes LIVE on January 5th. I used our Stampin’ Blends to color my owl and picked the Fresh Freesia cardstock for my base…. It’s Your Day was stamped three times. Keepin’ it Simple.

My second card has a different cards base … Soft Sea Foam. All of the colors I am using in todays cards coordinate with the designer paper. Again, using basic stamping and Stampin’ Blends for the owl.

Now we’re going to change it up a bit and use one of our gnomes ….

Isn’t it amazing how the same small piece of designer paper looks different when you add different elements. Owl little owls had a spring vibe and here you get a bit of winter … just like our weather! Snow one day … 40 degrees the next. Card base is Balmy Blue!

For my last card, I stepped it up a bit more …

The card base is Basic Gray and the card front is Fresh Freesia and then embossed with the Textured Paint Embossing Folder. I used the Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, and Fresh Freesia scraps to make my banners and the greeting comes from the Tulip stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my quickie cards! We only have a few more days until the new catalogs go LIVE. I just adore those Adorable Owls and now you have seen that you can go from “fancy” to “fun” with the Fancy Flora designer paper.

Have a Happy New Year and a great day ~