Love is in the air

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hello, happy February!!
I have a card filled with love today, just perfect for Valentine's day!
I was inspired by some of my favorite challenges :-)


As usual, they have pretty photos to inspire us!
The Pin-Sights Challenge over at Ellen Hutson is about close!

Here is another one of my favorites Mixed media Card Challenge, they want cards with red as well!

Here is one more, Sparkle and Shine Challenge
And here is my card...

Can this get any sweeter!?

As soon as I saw the photo over at Sparkle and Shine, I grabbed this lovely, adorable stamp set from WPlus9, Happy Mail. The images in this set are all so soft and cute, I am in love!
I stamped the cute polar bear with Smoky Slate on watercolor paper, went over the lines with the tiny paint brush to get the shadow. I love how it turned out! Of course I had to give him a blushed cheek ;-)
The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson, I sewed it onto a doily that I tore off. I wanted to add a little bit of lace because of their inspirational photos ;-)

The background was water colored with Blushing Bride first, then I daubed with versamark over the heart stencil and heat embossed with the clear emboss powder. I then used the same stencil and applied the gold embossing paste in some of the hearts.
The edges of the paper was distressed with the Distressed tool and sand paper, then was sewn onto my base card.
That little envelope is from the same stamp set, I added that teeny tiny die cut heart on it.

Since the die I used to get that tiny heart was a border, I got several of them. It seemed like a big waste to just toss them so I sprinkled them all over my card.
I love that little vintage rose, isn't it pretty!?

My notes...

Stamp: Happy Mail (WPlus9)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Blushing Bride Stampin' Reinker, Smoky Slate Stampin' Ink Pad, Pale Pink Kuretake Watercolor Brush, Versamark
Accessory: Paper Doily (Stampin' Up!), Vintage Rose (Tim Holtz Idea-ology), Gold Embossing Paste (Ranger)
Tool: Heat Tool, Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (Stampin' Up!), Essentials by Ellen Designer Die Brushstroke Love, (Ellen Hutson), Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil (STAMPlorations), Happy Mail Die Set (WPlus9), Essentials: Audrey Cutaway (Winnie and Walter), Sewing Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. So many wonderful details! I love all the texture in this card!

  2. Love the addition of the gold foil. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle & Shine.

  3. No it doesn't get any sweeter than this! That bear is sweet. The hearts are sweet. And that envie wafting down to him through all the hearts is sweet. Oh, and the sweetest, that touch of doily under your sentiment. Thanks for gracing the gallery at the MMCC this month.

  4. such a sweet card! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)