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Happy Valentine's Day | Valentine’s Day Series #3

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

Hi Friends! I’m here to share my third Valentine’s Day card with you for 2023. When Mama Elephant released this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. The critters as cupids are just so adorable!

For this card, I started out by stamping Dark Room Door’s Love Word Block Stamp onto a piece of off-white watercolor paper using Altenew’s Clear Embossing Ink and Hero Arts’ White Satin Pearl embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder and used blue masking tape to temporarily adhere the embossed watercolor paper to a hard board. I applied a generous amount of water to the embossed panel and sopped silver Iuile watercolor paint and Cherry Pie and Wild Rose watercolor paint from Art Philosophy’s Confetti set. I set this aside to allow it to dry while I worked on the other card elements.

I stamped all the little critters from Mama Elephant’s “Love Cupids” stamp set onto some Canson XL Bristol Smooth cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black ink. I colored the images using Copic markers, applied Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer to the cupids’ wings and cloud, then covered all the hearts with Ranger’s Glossy Accents. Lastly, the koala’s nose and all the critters’ eyes received a coating of black Sakura Glaze.

Using Trinity Stamp’s “Modern Embossed Rectangle Stack” dies, I die cut the black and water colored/stamped card panels for the card front. Next, I cut the Cardstock Warehouse Stardream Silver cardstock to a US A2 size panel (4-1/4” x 5-1/2”). I glued the three panels together and onto the A2 card base.

I used my Brother Scan ‘N Cut to cut out the images of the Mama Elephant critters since I didn’t own the coordinating dies and put Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3D Foam Squares on the back of each of the elements I was going to use for the card. I also cut out the Happy Valentines Day sentiment from Paper Rose’s All Occasions Sentiment Sheets and put the same foam squares on the back of it. Lastly, all the critters and sentiment were adhered to the card front.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me - I appreciate you doing so!

Until next time…

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