HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY!!! This will be the first of 2 posts today because I LOVE all of you faithful followers that take the time to stop by each time and I just want to shower you all with crafty goodness today!
So for my first post, I would like to share a card I made to entice you to join us at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge, where this week’s theme is CAS – Clean and Simple. I kept it fairly clean and fairly simple, using the Abstract stencil and I’m Owl Yours stamp from My Favorite Things.
I first sponged in distress oxide ink through my heart mask and while it was drying, I stamped the owl and 2 arrows on some card stock with Versafine black ink and ran it through my Brother’s scan and cut. I coloured the owl using my Zig clean color real brushes. As I needed a long arrow to pierce my stencilled heart, I cut the tip of one of the arrows and the end of the other and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker. I stuck the arrows onto the heart and placed my owl on top of it, making sure one of his little feet covered the joined part of the arrow so you couldn’t see the break. To finish I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.
When I showed the card to my 14yr old son, he asked me why there was an arrow and why the heart was in pieces. Well, I said the owl needed to sit on something and the heart was shattered by the arrow, but it was going to be mended by the person who gets the heart… and its part of the design and I told him not to analyse my card too much!!! LoL! I really had to think hard to explain the card! And it reminded me again that most people don’t really look at the work that goes into the design but at the whole card, and what it’s supposed to convey. Luckily my daughter, who got the card to give to her boyfriend, just found it really cute. Phew!
Well I hope you’ll pop over to the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog and admire the other CAS cards my team mates made just for your viewing pleasure. I hope to see your creation in the link up on the challenge blog.
Thanks for stopping by and I really love reading your comments!
I’m also sharing this over at:
My Favorite Things Creative Olympic – Event 1 – Stamping Slalom. My card will probably be disqualified for the race as I didn’t use three separate stamp sets, but I wanted to join in the fun anyway! I actually don’t even have 3 different stamp sets from MFT but I just ordered more, so next year I will be ready!
AAA Cards – A 2nd entry to their Love challenge
CAS Watercolour card challenge – Heart
Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge
Cardz for Guyz – This card was giving to my daughter’s boyfriend