Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You're Brrr-fect

I was commissioned recently to create a Valentine's Day card for a friend to give his wife.  After asking about her preferences, I narrowed it down to purple, penguins, and a punny sentiment.  Here is what came from that!

Fun, huh?  I kept it pretty simple because it has been one tough week and I needed to take the pressure off of myself.  I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Conversation Hearts folder by Taylored Expressions and added clear Wink of Stella shimmer to the hearts.  Then I glued it to an Amethyst Allure card base.  It's such a pretty purple!

I cut a heart from the same purple cardstock using a Limitless Layers 2-1/4" Hearts die by Papertrey Ink.  I stamped the punny-style sentiment from Chilly Chums by Paper Smooches in black ink.  After stamping the two penguins from Arctic Penguins by Mama Elephant on white cardstock, I added some orange to their beaks and feet along with some pale pink cheeks using Copic markers.  I hand-cut the images and then popped them up with foam tape.

To make it easier to write a message inside the card, I added a panel of white cardstock that I stamped with a sentiment from Sweet Valentine by Verve Stamps.  I colored the little hearts using a Lavender Lace marker.  I'm wishing now that I had covered them with Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer.  Too late now!  I already delivered the card.   :)

It turned out so cute!  For a matching envelope, I stamped one of the penguins in the lower left corner and used my Copics to add the same minimal coloring as on the card. 

Stamps:  Arctic Penguins (Mama Elephant); Chilly Chums (Paper Smooches); Sweet Valentine (Verve)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, Amethyst Allure (Papertrey Ink)
Copic:  0, R30, YR15, Y38
Misc:  Lavender Lace marker (Stampin' Up); Limitless Layers 2-1/4" Hearts die (Papertrey Ink); Conversation Hearts embossing folder (Taylored Expressions); clear Wink of Stella pen

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