Valentine Challenge

Hi again, friends!

Sneaking in one more time with one more take on the Valentine Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

This is today’s card.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da! As always, just had fun while making this card. Just. Plain. Had. Fun.

The whales and words are from Lawn Fawn’s Whale You Be Mine stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies.

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I wanted the whales to look a little different so I colored them in, did the whole “Copic blending thing” if you know what I mean. Wink! Then I took a dark marker and added a few more swooshes (and brushes) of ink… because I could. I like the result. 🙂

All the papers on my card are just random pieces of paper from my scrapbox.

The card seemed a little flat so I whipped out clear Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a bunch of dots to the card. As you can tell, I spared no expense when it came to adding dots.

Alrighty! That’s it for me today. Once again, be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her most recent take on the challenge.

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Valentine Challenge

Hi guys!

Back again for one more take on the Valentine Challenge with my pal, Ashley!

So meet today’s card.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace,wordpress.com

A super sweet friend sent me the Pure Innocence Blowing Kissses stamp set and die from My Favorite Things to play with. (Thank you so stinking much, super sweet friend!!!!)  I couldn’t resist pulling it out and using this weekend while crafting with friends during a Super Bowl/Scrapper Bowl party.  😉

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I created that background on the kraft card with the help of a “retired” stencil (also from MFT). I just placed it on card at an angle and then sponged a little ink on top. I often like to ink up a whole card front when using a stencil but wanted to live dangerously (so to speak) and only do part of this one.  I think it turned out pretty nice. I also sponged a little ink (lightly) onto the card for the girl to stand on. The shadow that inking creates is always good for grounding an image.

Keeping in line with the “kisses” sentiment, I used some heart dies to act like kisses for my card. I also added a few dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the design. I sure like the dimension they always add to a card without adding any real bulk.

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to hop on by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her latest take on the challenge.

Valentine Challenge

Hi everyone!

Back again with a card to share.

My pal, Ashley, suggested we challenge each other again to make cards. This time, we’re making cards for Valentine’s Day.

Here’s my take for Day 1.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I took it upon myself for the challenge to pull out some stamps I’ve had and haven’t given a lot of inky love to. This viking stamp? Totally unloved. Shameful, I tell you. Shameful.

I stamped the viking (from Avery Elle) a few times on cardstock and then stamped him off a couple times on my white card panel. I colored in the first few vikings with markers, fussy cut them with my scissors and then stacked ’em up.vikingcard3-teri

I may (or may not be) a wiggle eye addict. Fact. So yeah. I added a couple wiggle eyes to the top guy’s face. Just something about them makes him extra fun.

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All those little hearts in the background. They are stamps from the viking set too. It was fun to just kinda go crazy and stamp them a lot!

So yeah. That’s all I have today.

Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge! See you again tomorrow.

Today’s card (1-15)

Hi friends!

Here yet again on the old blog-a-roo. Sharing a card I put together last week that I just plain had fun putting together.

A stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Made this guy with a couple new Technique Tuesday products: the Cascading Hearts border die and the Simply You 2.0 stamps. I also used their Retro Labels dies (from their Fresh Cut Studio collection of dies).

So how did I do the hearts? Well, I cut a card base from white cardstock. I folded it in half, opened it up and then placed the heart die right onto it. I ran it through my Big Shot machine and ended up with that cool heart border.

The border was cool, but it needed more so I added some strips of patterned paper to the inside of the card. I also added a few a sequin and a few drops of white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

A stamped card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I think it turned out pretty nice!

Alrighty, friends! That’s all I got! I’ll be back later, gators.

Thanks for swinging by.

 

 

Today’s Gift Tag

Hi all!

 

Just quick little something to share with you today.

A handmade Valentine's tag created with stamps from Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com

Had some fun making this guy for Paper Smooches with the new Courteous Cuties stamp set (and dies) and For You tag die.

To give the little dude some color, I used  a couple markers – a gray for highlights, a couple flesh tones for the legs and ears and a really soft pink for the cheeks. Those cheeks are pretty subtle but look really, really, really, really close and you’ll see them. See? Told you. Wink.

This tag could pretty much go on any gift package. I decided instead to go all Valentine’s Day like with it and fill up a little bag with Valentine’s Candy Corn and then add it to it. Easy peasy.

Alright. That’s all I have you today. I’ll be back again later, friends. Hope you are having a super day.

Today’s Project (2-9)

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Hello all!

So I walked on the wild side today and made something non-card for Valentine’s Day. I put together these simple little treat bags.

They were super easy.

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I started out with a couple tags. I cut some patterned patterned paper to go on them and then just started stamping with stamps from a couple stamp sets from Technique Tuesday – Adored by Ali Edwards and Love Always Wins by Ali Edwards. I slapped the papers onto the tags, added a few gems and called it good.

Then I stuffed some candy treats into small glassine bags and wrapped some patterned paper strips (from Crate Paper) around it. I thought the randomness of the papers (from their On Trend collection) worked swell for the project.

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Finally, I tied on a little jute twine to each package and hung the tags from it.

Easy peasy. And, now, if the postal service will work with me to help these get in the hands of a few sweet friends in time for Valentine’s Day… 😉

By the way, I’ve got  prize to give away! Who won the slot in the You’ve Got Mail! with Lisa Spangler class from Studio Calico?! Well, hot dog. That would be Perrie (2/5 at 10:33)! Congrats, Perrie! Check your email for a note from me.

Be back again tomorrow!