Hi! We are so glad you’ve joined us for our February “Puppy Love” blog hop! Today’s cards are sure to make you smile and hopefully bring some warm fuzzies your way!
We hope you enjoy the fun twist we’re giving our valentines this year and that you’re inspired to play along with us! We love hearing what you think about our projects, so please leave us some comments along the way. You never know, yours might win you a $50 gift certificate to spend at the SNS online store!
Once again, I get the fun of kicking things off here with my card! I kept on the trend I started with my last card, working with shades of PINK Distress Ink (can’t wait to add Kitsch Flamingo into the mix!), this time using them to watercolor on some Distress Mixed Media Heavystock.
I’ve used some older Tim Holtz stamps that I know are faves of a lot of people, the crazy dogs! My card features images from the mini cats & dogs stamp set and the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Crazy Talk stamps. The hearts & chocolate box are from the mini bird crazy & things set (it’s not in stock, but here’s the larger version if you want to pair it with the original sized stamps).
I started with two half sheets of heavystock. On one, I did some ink blending & smooshing with a variety of pinks, layering the colors for some fun texture. On the second I stamped a few dog images in Archival Black Ink, and painted around them with the same mixture of colors, picking up ink that was left on my work surface. I then die cut a variety of sizes of hexagon tiles out from both of the papers.
Once cut, I added some details with smaller stamps, some tone-on-tone & some black to mix things up. A Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen was a fun touch to add shimmer to the details. As a bonus, it also made for some really pretty smooshes for a marbled look on some of my tiles when I ‘mopped’ it up off my work surface! A few touches of Honey Gold Glitter Drops also added a fun touch.
For finishing touches, I used foam squares under the sentiment and the box of chocolates. I also added some tiny paper flowers & bits of bling for a bit of texture. I kept debating whether I should color in the dog images, but in the end I’m quite pleased with the monochromatic look this card has, keeping the images black & white (or cream, in this case). I hope you like it too! I’ve got a few extra tiles cut out that I’m hoping to work into another card to share with you soon!
Now that you’ve seen my card, here’s the full hop order! Next up, you’ll visit Kia… be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a sweet $50 gift certificate at SNS!
Inky Hugs & Puppy Love,