Hi It’s Kelly Booth here,
I often like to create my own backgrounds for projects and was reminded recently of a technique I did several years ago to marble ink on cardstock. I decided it would be a pretty background for my Valentine’s Day card using several Elizabeth Craft Designs dies along with the new Bachelor Button by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I love that bachelor buttons can be found in nature in so many beautiful colors.
Good Morning. This is Selma Stevenson today with a card designed using Becky Seddon’s Free As A Bird die set and Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s CountryScapes Garden Edges Rose Hedge die set. This card could be used for a Valentine, a wedding, an anniversary, or whenever you want to send love to someone special.
When it comes to making a Valentine for a man, it can be a bit of a challenge. How do you balance the girly hearts and doilies with a man’s less glittery sensibilities? For today’s project I have tried to do that. There are definitely feminine elements at work in this card, but the color palette and simple images help keep it from becoming too delicate. Here’s how I made the card:
Hello Sweet Crafty Friends.
January is chilly here in Nova Scotia. After work I quickly walk my puppy, then put some comfy clothes on and spend time in the craft room. It is a wonderful time of year to be in the craft room and get the creative juices flowing. Yes, crafting is a happy thing to do on these chilly winter days.
This week I created a card using one of the stamp sets designed by Suzanne Cannon, the Love & Hearts Collection.
The card has shimmer, texture, playfulness and Suzanne’s beautiful calligraphy.