Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Valentine's cards

I've a few special request cards to make - first up is these Valentine's cards for a work mate to give to his 2 girls.  I usually only make one Valentine a year for Greg, so I enjoyed making these :)

I've used a really old Stampin' Up set, I think it was maybe one of the first stamp sets I bought!
For this first one Elen is spelt right! LOL I just had to google my spelling there to check spelt was correct or if it should be spelled ;)

I used a Simon Says Stamp wave die and watercoloured through it by taking the paint off my pencil with a wet brush, didn't quite turn out as I'd hoped but think it looks kinda under-watery!  I went over my fishie with my clear sparkle pen and added some googly eyes. Little pink heart and sequins from stash.

For my second one I added some stamped leaves round the edge, added clear gloss to his beak and gloss/glitter to the hearts.  Oh, and clear sparkle to the pink bit on his chest.  I also had to google what colour a toucan actually was.  What did we do before the internet?!!


  1. These two cards are so much fun! I love the sentiments on them, too. Believe it or not, I have seen a real toucan in the wild in Costa Rica. They are so colorful that they look like they simply cannot be real.

  2. They are both super cute!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  3. Wonderful cards, love their googly eyes and I think your underwater wash looks great...I also love the leaves stamped around the edge of the toucan card :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  4. These are such sweet valentines, Lynne. Thanks for sharing your 'fintastic' card with us at Just Us Girls.

  5. These are such fun Lynne, the watery background is fabulous xx

  6. Both cards are adorable and perfect for the heart challenge at Creative With Stamps. Thanks for joining us this month. Dorlene DT CWS

  7. Oh how darling! Both Valentines are perfect for your work mates little girls. Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month!

  8. Ha ha ha! Love that Toucan, Jo x

  9. Oh what cute Valentines card, love those fun images.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. Cute cards :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

  11. Very cute Valentine's Day cards. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

  12. Gorgeous project - I love your attention to detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's February "I Love You" challenge!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  13. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional love / anniversary / thinking of you” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Stempel-Magie)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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