Friday, 13 February 2015

Be My Valentine

Hello again, I'm back with details of the new challenge today over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and as it's a certain day tomorrow, our challenge theme is of course Be My Valentine.
I've actually got 2 cards to share as I've had a bit of creative trouble over the last couple of weeks and my second card is the one I actually started first and couldn't finish right away though as soon as I'd sent the other one off to Laura, inspiration struck and I finished it off.
You'll have to let me know what you think as the design is the same but the cards are not quite!

As you see, the design is simple and for this one I used the Carabelle Studio Jeu de Fleches mask with Barn Door Distress ink on smooth white card.
The heart is hand cut from some paper from my stash that I made with Gelatos then stamped with the Stampendous NK Studio Wired stamp set and added dots with a mini dot stencil.
The finishing touch was to stamp on the Kaisercraft sentiment with VersaFine Satin Red ink.

And now for my original card:

As you can see, I used the arrow stencil here too only this one was done with Studio Calico Mr Huey's Mist in a red shade. As the spray was quite wet and ended up all over the stencil, I pressed another piece of card on top and it gave a negative image.
I made the heart shape using the negative printed paper, scribbling on the design with a black Sharpie pen until I was happy with the shape. I then cut it out.
The finishing touch was the same text stamped this time with VersaFine Crimson Red ink.

It's good to enter the challenge (although you do need to be a UK resident) as the prize is a £20 voucher to the online shop and if you haven't yet seen the huge range of goodies available, it's worth a browse.
Good luck!

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx


brenda said...

Great card as always Fliss, have a good weekend.

B x

Fiona said...

Great cards Fliss, I love the textured heart on the first card and the warm reds. Have a lovely weekend.

Deborah said...

They're both fab, Fliss - and something different from the usual Valentine (which is good!) but I think the Sharpie heart just pips the red one to the post for me.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I second what Deborah says ... they are both fab. For me, the second card is the one that wins, by the littlest of margins.