Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Well, my daughter’s class Valentine’s aren’t quite ready yet, but at least I have the cards for all the grown-ups ready!
Some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets in my craft closet are Valentine’s Day themed. Now that I have my craft stash de-cluttered KonMari style, it is much easier for me to find the things I love and pull them out to re-use them. So, for Valentine’s Day this year I grabbed one of my favorite older stamps (“You + Me”) and combined it with some stamps and ink colors from this years catalog. I used Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick ink pads along with classic colors like Real Red, Night of Navy and Calypso Coral.
I love this little bird stamp from the current Occasions catalog, and the “watercolor” stamp from the current Annual Catalog is going to be one of my favorite stamps for years and years to come.
These border stamps at the bottom of the card are from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set; I stamped them in Calypso Coral, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Black.
What do I do if I don’t have any card stock in a particular color? In this case, I didn’t have Flirty Flamingo card stock on hand, so I used a rubber brayer to ink up a piece of white paper with ink from the inkpad and created my own. I love the uneven texture that was the result; almost like a watercolor effect.
Here I used some Twinkle Twinkle designer series paper along with the Night of Navy ink for the stamp. I used some brayered Flirty Flamingo paper as well.
Do you have any favorite items in your craft stash that you return to time and time again? Hopefully this inspires you to dust off some of your favorite things and put them to use again!
Now hop on over to the rest of the Valentine’s Day blog hop:
Elizabeth Richards (you are here)