Anyway, I've been working a lot with the stamps from Mini Magnolia World and needed a change. I looked over on the left of my desk and, underneath a bunch of stuff, I could see the corner of my Magnolia winter kit. Ding, ding, ding!!! Light bulb! I was suddenly inspired to make a Valentine's Day card with one of the uninked images from the kit. Here's how it turned out...
Valentine's DayIsn't this little chickie adorable!!! I have no idea what this stamp is called or when it will be available for purchase, but it was a part of Magnolia's Winter Kit. I've paired her with #650 Spring Fence and I think it's a very sweet scene. I don't see the fence in the Magnolia-licious store right now, but you could also use #642 Heart Fence or #501 Shabby Chic Fence in it's place.
The dp's are from the new MME 'State of the Heart' collection. I love the deep, muted red with the worn out ivory. It has such a warm, rich feel to it. Cs is both Bazzill and SU. The brown Bazzill is actually called 'Java' and it's my absolute favorite shade to use. It's a deep, dark chocolate with a hint of grey and works beautifully with any worn, antique, or aged feel that you want to create. I keep a large inventory of this color. I used a bunch of different Spellibinder's Nestabilities to create this card. I also pulled out an old Cuttlebug embossing folder called 'Floral Fantasy' to create the texture on the main heart.
The ribbon started out as ivory seam binding and I dyed it to give it a rustic, worn feel. It's a technique that I learned from Bev's blog and it's one that I will use over and over. Great idea Bev! I finished the bow with some threaded buttons from my button drawer that I've had forever. The shiny hearts and pearl were part of a not so attractive grouping that I got at Michael's. I broke it down and used the pieces that I liked and I love the way it turned out. I stapled them into place with my Tim Holtz mini stapler (love that thing) and they will stay in place forever! The little pearls framing the image and sentiment are from my stash...again something I've had forever. The sentiment is from Archiver's.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Here's a closeup of Tilda. As usual, I colored her with a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger Distress Inks. Here are the details:
Copics: E000, 00, 11, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, R20, RV21, W1, 3
DI's: brick red, walnut stain, black soot, worn lipstick, forest moss, shabby shutters, weathered wood, tumbled glass
That's it for today! I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back again soon :-)