Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Love Is In The Air

Hi my friends, Love Is In The Air in the cubbyhole. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I gathered some supplies (old and new) from Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp to have some fun making love themed cards.

and starting off with a "mix and match - couldn't be more different from each other" duo 


I trimmed Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red cardstock to measure 5.1/4" square and applied Distress Opague White Texture Paste through Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts stencil.
I spritzed two A5 panels of Distress Watercolor card with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Spray, smooshed Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat to add a hint of red to one of the panels and die-cut the flowers and leaves using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bloom Colorize Thinlits.
I die-cut the letters 4 times from the Antique Linen panel and Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Stretch Lower Thinlits, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium stacked to create dimension and fixed to the panel and added Glossy Accents. I fixed the leaves in place with Distress Collage Medium and added the flower popped up on Sizzix Foam Adhesive.
I inked the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Love Greetings Mix with Intense Black ink, stamped on to a scrap of the Antique Linen card, trimmed and fixed to the panel with Sizzix Foam Adhesive.
To finish, I matted the panel on to a 5.1/2" square top folding white card blank.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 5.1/4" square. I smooshed Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink pads on to the craft mat on my Glass Media, spritzed with water, laid the panel into the ink, dried and then tapped back in to pick up the remaining droplets. I die-cut an aperture (intending to make a shaker card but changed my mind) using Sizzix Circle Framelits.
With the shaker idea off the agenda, I popped the circle back into the negative space, coloured Distress Opague White Texture Paste with Barn Door Distress Re-inker and applied through Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil.
I inked the script and specimen circle images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tiny Toadstools with Black Soot and Barn Door Distress Archival inks and stamped randomly over the panel. I die-cut LOVE 4 times from Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stretch Lower Thinlits and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I fixed the panel to a 5.1/2 square white card blank, die-cut the characters and umbrella from Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock and Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red cardstock 3 times using Tim Holtz/Sizzix The Park Thinlits, flipped the die-cut gent to face his lady love and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
To complete the sentiment I fixed Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to a scrap of Idea-ology BlackOut KraftStock and die-cut YOU using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Text Lower Thinlits.
To finish I added white hearts from my little pot of waste die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Falling Hearts Thinlits.
I'll be back later today to share another Love Is In The Air card, in the meantime, have fun with whatever your are creating.
Hugs Kath xxx

5 comments:

  1. So beautiful and creative are both your valentine cards Kath xx

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  2. Beautiful cards, they are simply gorgeous Kath.xx

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  3. Two beautiful cards Kath! I always enjoy seeing the different colors combinations and die combinations that you come up with! Hogs and Kisses! xxx

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  4. Very cute cards Kath! I love all those hearts!

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  5. I love both of these cards. They are unique and gorgeous. Your tutorials are clear, concise and very easy to understand. I feel as if I could actually try these advanced techniques using your instructions. Thank you.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx