Hi there! Thank you for visiting Treasures In Letters today. I am just posting my Valentine’s cards now because I didn’t want to show them off and risk the recipient’s seeing them ahead of time. 🙂
Today’s cards feature a piece of alcohol inked background from my “stash”. Yes, I continue to work on using some of my stash.
The first card uses: Simon Says Stamp Cupid’s Heart Die, an alcohol inked background that has Ranger Watermelon ink and silver mixative plus a couple of other red-family alcohol inks (it was in my “stash” so I don’t have any notes on exact colors), My Favorite Things Inside/Out Stitched Square STA, Altenew Pure White embossing powder, Versamark ink, and the sentiment is from The Stamps of Life Ice Cream Truck 2 Stamp. Other supplies include: Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110, a bone folder and Scor-buddy and black card stock.
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Cupid’s Heart Die, Simon Says Stamp You Matter background stamp, alcohol inked background (from my stash…see supplies for card above this one), Black card stock, Altenew Pure White embossing powder, Poppy Stamps Scribble Love Heart, The Stamps of Life Ice Cream Truck 2 Stamp, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card stock #80, #110, Versamark ink.
This beautiful card was for my daughter Courtney and the card below it was for my son-in-law, Chris. Her birthday was on the 16th and his on the 19th. Needless to say, we had fun last Saturday night with our family going out for Chinese food and then having cake at home!
Supplies: Birch Press Wishing Mandala Stamp and Stencil Set, Distress Oxides: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Gina K Amalgum ink, My Favorite Things Stamps Happy Birthday Script Die.
Supplies: Alcohol Ink paper, Ranger Alcohol Inks: Stream, Mermaid, Sailboat Blue, Pool, Indigo, My Favorite Things Stamps Block Happy Birthday Die, Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution, Silver Foil, Shiny Silver card stock, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #80, #110 card stock, craft foam.
This card is a clean, simple and easy one to replicate. It uses Altenew Floral Art Stamp Set and some Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. I had one of the cards (unfinished) in my “stash” box and decided to finish it off with a sentiment and mount it on a card base. As a result I made 14 more and donated them to my church. I’m thinking of making more of them and just switching up the sentiment. It would make a great sympathy card or birthday card.
Supplies:Altenew Floral Art Stamp Set, Altenew Crisp Dye inks in the following combinations; Coral Berry & Grapevine, Orange Cream & Firebrick, Hydrangea & Andromeda, Volcano Lake & Emerald, Frayed Leaf, Gina K Amalgum ink, Versamark ink, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles Die, Altenew Wishing You Stamp Set and Altenew Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.
Today’s card is another card that I made for the AECP Educator’s Blog Hop but didn’t use. I ended up cutting down the original card base and adhering it to a background.
Supplies: Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder, Altenew Dandelion Wishes Stamp set, Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Morning Frost, Evening Gray, Moon Rock, Canson Watercolor card stock, Altenew Half-tone Square Die, Versamark ink, Mister water bottle, craft foam, Neenah Solar White Classic Crest #110 card stock.
How I made it: Stamp the dandelions by putting ink on the stamp, spritzing the stamp with water, then stamping the image onto the watercolor card stock. Continue to do this for each dandelion and the stems. This creates a faux watercolor effect. Cut card stock down to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and then rub the four sides of the card stock square with Versamark ink and heat emboss with Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder. Stamp a 4 1/4″ x 5″ watercolor card stock with dandelion wisps and Altenew Evening Gray ink. Stamp dandelion wisps on 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ card front using Altenew Morning Frost ink. Heat emboss sentiment with Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder. Mount the card front onto card background with craft foam. Mount card front onto Neenah Solar White #110 card stock. Finished card is 4 1/4″ x 5″.