Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a card I sent out to a few people.
'Love' was stamped in red archival ink using an old Memory Makers foam stamp set (Jersey UC font).  The inside features Tim's mini globe, ticket and mini heart.  The sentiment was created with a Dymo Caption Maker (the pink one with 3 font wheels included). 

The globe was cut from green and blue paper and put back together using the appropriate global colors.  I colored the stand's metal pieces using silver and gold paint dabbers.

Here's a paint brush project that I'll give my sweetie later today along with the 2 cards I made him (shared in earlier posts).

The paintbrush was painted with Claudine Hellmuth's Traditional Tan paint, sanded then distressed with brown archival inks.

The mini lock and key were cut from grunge board and I used Tim's Rusted Grunge technique on them  (Compendium Book 1, Page 45).  The mini cupid was cut from heavy chipboard and run through one of Tim's embossing folders.  Cupid was painted with the black paint dabber before adding gold paint onto the raised areas.  He's holding 2 mini red kraft core'dinations hearts that were sanded and edged in brown distress ink.

Maya Road chipboard flourishes were layered behind the crinoline flower (mini poinsettia and tattered florals and leaves dies that were colored with distress stains and edged with gold paint).  The flourishes were also painted black and highlighted with gold. 

'Love' was spray-painted black through an older Sizzix embossing brass stencil (removed from the plastic folder).

Generic ribbons were distressed and placed at the top and around the metal band on the paint brush.

Just another way to let my sweetie know he swept me off my feet 30 years ago!


  1. Your paintbrush is to CRAFT for!!! Love it! Wonderful card too! He is sure to love them! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Great card and wonderful paint brush, Susan! Love the way you wrote 'love' on it!

  3. I need to get in this frenzy--especially since I missed your birthday earlier this month! So hope you had a great day! Love the variety of these cards!