Today I have a bit of a non-traditional Valentine to share with you. I'm using non-Valentine paper and a non-Valentine image, but by focusing on the red and adding some sparkle and some little added bits, it would make a fun Valentine for a special someone (who might be just a little bit grumpy, lol).
I started with the Miss Caroline Dilly Dally 6"x6" pad from My Mind's Eye, a Gorjuss Girl stamp from my stash (sorry, she's discontinued), and my Copic Markers and Spicas. This is how it turned out:
I can honestly say that I am in love with this little grouch! I stamped my image in Memento Cocoa Brown on Xpress Blending Card, then chose the papers I wanted to use with her. I wanted the red & white polka dots for a mat to put the focus on the red. Then I decided that the ticket pattern would make a great background and I could treat it like a kissing booth. I cut a ticket shape from a Cricut Cartridge (I think I used Art Philosophy, but there are tickets on a number of cartridges), and stamped the sentiment with an alphabet set in my stash. I didn't worry about making it straight, letting it be fun & child-like.
I colored my image with Copic Markers to match the papers I chose (see list below). Then I used Copic Spicas in Red and Lipstick to trace the letters on the tickets and go over all of the hearts on the girl's dress and her barrettes. Finally, I trimmed all of my papers to size and added borders using a Chocolate Copic Spica. I sponged the edges of the papers and the card base with coordinating inks and adhered everything, adding ribbon from my stash to the ticket paper. After assembly, I added my ticket using foam adhesive squares, and added some Kaisercraft adhesive pearls in Lemon.
Here's an angle that shows how glittery the Spica Pens make everything!:
Products available from Cutters Creek:
- My Mind's Eye 6"x6" paper pad, Miss Caroline Dilly Dally
- Copic Sketch Markers
- Copic Spica Pens
- ATG Adhesive
- Scotch Foam Squares
- Kaisercraft Adhesive Pearls
- Xpress Blending Card
- Tim Holtz Design Ruler (to draw pen borders)
Skin: E00, E02, E11, E13, YR000, R20
Hair: YR21, YR23, YR24
Shoes: E15, E37, E59
Clothes: BG11, BG15, BG18, R24, R27, R29
Shadow: W1, W3, W5
Now it's your turn! Grab some papers an image that may not say "Valentine's Day", but includes one color you can focus on to bring your theme through.