I hope each of you had a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love and all that makes your heart complete. Dh and I stayed in most of the day tending to some tasks each of us wanted to complete and then ventured out into the cold for a nice dinner in the late afternoon. Once we arrived back at our car, it didn't take long for me to decide I just wanted to head home where it was warm since the north winds were bringing a promised snowstorm Sunday evening. We received about three inches of snow last night and the cold continued today. It was a good day to bake stuffed peppers, read some blog posts, and write one of my own.
This card was made using Penny Black's, "Furry Affection" stamp set and "Heartfelt" dies. I finally decided to try the Distress Markers I've had for quite a while for a beginning attempt at water coloring since that is such a trend right now. I also colored a scrap of water color paper for the die cuts. It was quite relaxing coloring with them and I can imagine stamping several images, spending an afternoon simply coloring. Wouldn't it be great to have images ready for a card and then simply select papers, layout, and embellishments? Might be fun to find out!
Once I colored the kitty and waited for it to dry, I cut it out and adhered it with dimensional adhesive so it would stand out from the background which was die cut with Simon Says, "Falling Hearts" die. The "Frames" die was used for the outer edge. Each of the background hearts was painted with Wink of Stella as was the "love" sentiment, the heart the kitty is coloring, and the scattered hearts as well. I'm so glad the "WOS" came into my life; no more glitter issues here!
The inside was framed with another "Frames" die cut and the sentiment was added from the "Furry Affection" stamp set. I love this simple sentiment. Sometimes the simplest words are the most profound amongst friends, one of the blessings of knowing each other so well!
I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp "All Creatures Great and Small" challenge along with the SSS Flickr Challenge #12, "So Sparkly. "
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Archivers Watercolor Paper; PTI Aqua Mist
Stamps: Penny Black "Furry Affection"
Dies: Memory Box: Heart Delights; Simon Says Stamp: Frames; Falling Hearts
Penny Black: Heartfelt
Other: Wink of Stella Clear; Distress Markers; White Gelly Roll Pen; Marvy LePlume Black Pen;
Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Zing Clear Embossing Powder