Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Love Squirrel!

I love to give Valentine's cards to friends.  I don't always get everyone every year, but Valentine's Day to me is about love and friendship.  So while I do celebrate it with my husband, I love to make some cards for my friends too!  Remember exchanging Valentines in school?  Love it!

Today's card was so fun to make!  I love stamps from The Greeting Farm!  They are so fun to colour!  I used every Copic that I own on this card (I only own 18)!  Most of the edges are distressed and inked.  The heart in the corner was cut by hand out of Basic Grey's Olivia Patterned Paper. 

The photo corner was punched out of paper from the Olivia collection.  Then I punched the same photo corner out of some acetate from some old packaging (I love recycling!).  Then I ran the acetate photo corner through my Cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz Crackle Texture Fade.  I swiped the edges of the photo corner with Stampin' Up's White Craft Ink.  It is secured to the card with some SU brads.

One of my favourite elements on the sticker page for the Olivia collection is this lacy photo frame.  I cut just one side off to use on the edge of my image.

Make sure you check out the sneak peek over at Hambo Hoedown!  The fun starts tomorrow!

I hope you love today's card as much as I do!  Have a fantastic day!

Challenges I Made This Card For: 
Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Love! - Create something with a love theme.
Simon Says . . . Animal Antics - Use an animal stamp.
Prairie Fairy Fridays - #45 - For a sweetheart.
CI Paints Inspired by: Love - Create something with a love theme.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Huey Birdhouse by The Greeting Farm, Short & Sweet by Stampin' Up
Ink:  Stampin' Up - Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Copics:  E99, E97, E35, E34, E21, E00, E000, YR21, YR20, Y21, R29, R27, R24, R20, B97, B95, B93, B91 - I used coloured pencils for the greens and greys since I had no Copics in those colours.
Paper:  Stampin' Up Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral; Basic Grey Olivia Collection - paper and sticker elements; Neenah Cardstock
Tools:  Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fade - Cracked, Stampin' Up Photo Corner Punch, Small Oval Punch, Cutter Kit
Accessories:  acetate - left over from packaging, Stampin' Up Old Olive Brads


Karin said...

Love your coloring on this...Amazing! The distressed edges add great texture too :)

Beverly said...

What an adorable card! Amazizng coloring job! Thanks for joining in the Fairy Fun Friday challenge.

Cheryl said...

Super cute! I love how you colored the image.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card, awesome colouring!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sew-Ink said...

This is adorable, your layout is fab and you colored that image perfectly!

Gloria Cardoza said...

OH my gosh! Your coloring is awesome. This card and layout is very,very cute and pretty.

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow, absolutely stunning card! Your distressing is amazing as well as your coloring!!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


Kianel said...

Beautiful creation!
thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paints!
Love from France, Kianel.

Cor* said...

Hannah this is funtabulous! GREAT coloring! Yowzas!! Great layering! Thanks for sharing your SWEETHEART creation with us at FFF this week! Best of luck to you! !

Kelly said...

Hannah, I love your cards! They're amazing!

Suzi said...

Wow!! Hannah, this is delicious. The image, colouring and layering. Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Creative Inspirations said...

Wow, great card! Love the coloring on this card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Anne Marie said...

Hannah, your coloring is absolutely amazing! So much beautiful detail. I never got a Valentine this pretty in school! :)

Dionne said...

This card is absolutely stunning. I love your color choice,layout, and wonderful coloring.
Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Fun Fridays.

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.


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