Hello!! Welcome to my blog! This is my first Valentine’s Day card of 2018. I think Valentine cards are my favorite kind of cards to create. I’m using some fabulous new products for this card. I took a little jaunt up to Wisconsin to Gina K’s shop called Village Paper and Ink. It was only an hour away from where I live in Illinois. I don’t know why I didn’t visit her store a long time ago! I wanted to buy some new cardstocks, and I heard that her cardstocks were absolutely lovely. And it’s true!! I am loving her cardstocks; they are heavy-weight and luxurious. I would highly recommend them! At her beautiful store, I felt like a kid in a candy shop; there were so many beautiful products to look at. She also displayed her card creations all around the store–they were so fun to see! Below is a picture of the products I purchased there.
For today’s card, I’m using a stamp set I purchased at her store, and it’s called Sophie Pig. It’s so adorable! I’m stamping the pig image first that onto a Lawn Fawn Lacy Heart Die cut. I want my pig to be in front of the other images I’ll be stamping.
I used some Inkadinkado masking paper on my pig so I could stamp my other images over him. Then when I pull off my mask, he appears in the forefront.
I inked on some Distress Oxide ink called Worm Lipstick onto my next panel. I wanted this pink color to peek out from behind my heart. I still wanted some white space on this panel, so I was careful not to go too close to the edges.
I played with my Copic markers a lot to figure out the coloring for these images. I keep my favorite color combinations in a notebook so I can refer back to them. I love how this pig turned out!
I’m adding detailing to my images with a white Uni-ball Signo pen. On one of my white lines, I applied the ink too thickly. After it dried, I was able to scrape it off with a craft knife. Then I added more brown marker to it. I used a couple of my Blick alcohol markers to color in the mud. My collections of alcohol markers consist of Copic and Blick markers. I can’t really tell the difference between the two brands.
For the umbrella and mud puddle, I’m using a new product to me called Nuvo Crystal Glaze. This adds some nice shine to my images. This product is very similar to Glossy Accents.
I wanted to pop up my heart with some fun foam for a little dimension. Skor tape is my choice of adhesives to use with fun foam. It’s super strong!
I heat embossed the sentiment, Hogs & Kisses onto a strip of cardstock with white embossing powder. I cut it down into a banner shape and adhered it to my card front with my tape runner.
I have some heart accents that I added to my card as well.
In the picture below, I’m tilting the card so you can see the fabulous shine of the Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I love this stuff!
Lastly, I remembered to add rosy cheeks to my pig. I didn’t blend them out because I wanted them to be very bright.
Here is the video of how I put this card together! You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel.
I hope you enjoyed this card tutorial! Thank you for visiting!!
Neenah Solar White Cardstock, 80 pound
Lawn Fawn Lacy Heart dies
Sophie Pig stamp set from Gina K
Red Velvet cardstock from Gina K
Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine
Signo Uniball white gel pen
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Distress Oxide – Worn Lipstick
Pig – Copic E000, R00, R11, R22, R14
Mud – Blick 086, 002
Umbrella – Copic R22, R14, R24, C4, C 7