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Card Challenges – LOVE

I’ve not had much chance to post anything for the past few days (which is a good thing because it means I’ve been busy!)

Today’s card is actually a Valentine’s Day card for the Boyf that I made last night (a bit last minute but there you go) but since there are a lot of card challenges out there with ‘Love’ as the theme I thought I might as well post the card to those too 🙂



I went to town a bit with this one (since it’s for me fella!) and used plain white cardstock with a pre-cut edge.

I added a layer with red card (you can’t have Valentine’s without RED). I’m loving the new My Favourite ThingsI’m Owl Yours” stamp set – the owls are dead cute! So I picked a couple of owls to use as my couple and stamped them onto some white cardstock in various positions. I had to cut out a ‘mask’ for one of them so I could stamp them together. I also covered the eyes with washi tape when I inked the stamps so that I could have them looking in different directions.

I coloured the owls in with Promarkers.

I used the Polaroid die to trace the inner square onto a plain piece of paper three times and then used some Distress Inks and a Dewdrop ink to create a night sky background for each ‘snap’. I fussy cut the owls that I’d done and stuck them onto the backgrounds.

I used double-sided tape to stick the ‘photos’ to the layered card base then cut out the Polaroid frames using a die onto plain white card. I made sure that I’d positioned everything properly before I actually stuck them down.

I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it onto black card using white powder.

I used the hearts and arrows from the same stamp set and sporadically stamped around the card.

I decided that the border around the red card would look better with a colour so I used a Spectrum Aqua pen and water-filled pen to watercolour the border.

Finally I stuck on the embossed sentiment using 3D foam pads and I used my Wink of Stella pen to put a bit of sparkle in the eyes! (It’s hard to see properly on my picture)

So this is my card!



I’m linking this to the following card challenges:-

The Card Concept CC #66

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #230

Simon Says Stamp ‘Cute’ Challenge

MarkerPOP Challenge #114

Cards in Envy ‘Be My Valentine’ Challenge

Materials used:-

  • White Cardstock from The Works
  • My Favourite Things I’m Owl Yours stamp set
  • Promarkers in Lavender, Amethyst, Mulberry, Meadow Green, Mint Green and Turquoise
  • Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun die set
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves and  Wilted Violet
  • Memento Dewdrops ink in Paris Dusk
  • Spectrum Aqua marker in Charcoal
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Wink of Stella pen in Clear

5 thoughts on “Card Challenges – LOVE

  1. This is beyond adorable, the colours and layout look awesome and your night sky is amazing !
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

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  2. Well, I am disappointed that for some reason my computer won’t display the photos of your card. 😦 Sounds cool, though, with owls!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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