Hi Stampers, Welcome to our Stamp It Group Blog Hop!
In case you haven’t figured it out, Valentine’s Day is our theme this month <3 XOXO
I was super happy to be able to include the January 2018 Paper Pumpkin into this super fun and creative card. I knew I didn’t want to use a “normal” Valentine’s stamp set, so I started looking though and thinking about my stamp sets and the adorable Message in a Bottle stamp set popped right into my head! I love this set, even though I under use it. I will be bringing it to the front and getting more use from it now 😉
I also added in some touches from the January Paper Pumpkin kit. It is SUPER adorable too. I also choose to not use as many traditional colors for my card as well, hence the Bermuda Bay. I LOVE Bermuda Bay, it is a bright and really fun color and I think it really lends a special feel to this card too.
I stamped the “XOXO” in Bermuda Bay ink onto the Bermuda Bay card stock by using my T-square ruler to keep them even. I kind of winged the spacing to my liking.
I had also stamped the HEART image from the PP kit in Real Red ink onto Whisper White card stock, then I added some glue from the Fine Tip glue pen. When it dried I used the Real Red Stampin’ Write marker to go around the edges to cover the white edges from trimming. I also went over the glue that had dried with the marker as well to make it a bit brighter. I added some with Mini Glue Dots and some with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the “bottle and I love you strips in the bottle” with Memento Tuxedo black ink. After allowing them to dry I colored them in with the Stampin’ Blends markers. I used the Cherry Cobbler light and dark, the Pirouette Pink light and dark, and the Pool Party in light to fill in the “bottle” space. I finally added a bit of the Smoky Slate in light to add in some shadow effect. I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Heat Embossed the popping heart with Silver Embossing Powder.
I also went along the edges of the front with a White Gel Pen and added in some dashes and a heart at each corner.
The inside sentiment we stamped in Real Red ink and also Memento black ink and then I colored the “X&O” with the Real Red marker, and added in an extra heart on the envelope.
Hope you’ll give this fun color combo a try!
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