Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog! Here’s yet another Valentine’s Day Card in my 2018 series. I’m using the cute MFT Stamp called Blowing Kisses. It’s the latest Pure Innocence girl–isn’t she darling!!
I stamped her onto a piece of 80 pound Neenah Solar White cardstock, so I could color her with Copic markers. I’m enjoying using this lighter weight cardstock for my Copic coloring. I believe the inks do blend together better within the fibers of the paper. I have the colors I used listed at the end of this blog.
Coordinating dies make cutting out images so quick and easy. However, she wouldn’t be too hard to cut out with scissors.
To create the shaker, I’m using MFT’s heart shaker pouch. I have never tried these before, and I’m really loving them! They are so thin, but they hold a lot of sequins. I added Scor-Tape around the edges of the pouch–I’ve seen others just use their tape runner. I cut out my panel with the coordinating faux stitched die, and popped my shaker window into place–so easy and fun!
I added more Scor-Tape on the other side of the pouch, and then I could add all the pretty sequins. I place a small piece of cardstock over my heart to seal in all the shaker bits.
Then I started adhering my card together. I propped up the shaker panel with some foam tape and centered that on the front of my card base. I added a scalloped frame around this card panel, but I didn’t add any dimension to that. I did add a double layer of foam tape behind my stamped image so that she would be the same height as the shaker pouch.
I heat embossed the sentiment onto two strips of black cardstock with white embossing powder. I also cut out a strip of black and white pattern paper to add some interest under the sentiment strip. I adhered those with some Tombow Xtreme tape runner. I ordered some more of the tape runner I usually use–Kokuyo–and haven’t received it yet, so I picked up this Xtreme tape runner at my local craft store. This tape is really strong, but I had to press the cartridge down really hard to get it onto my paper. Overall I really liked it, especially its adhesion strength.
I decided to use the left-over heart to decorate the inside of my card, so I stamped another of the sentiments from this set onto it. I added a little bit of sparkle brush over the girl’s dress and over the scalloped edge of my card and called it done! I love all the white space on this card–it really makes the little girl image and the shaker pouch pop!
Here is my card video! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.
Hope you have a wonderful week!! Bye!!
Skin: E000, E00, E30, R11, RV21
Hair: Blick 086, Blick 002, Copic E13
Dress: RV02, RV04, RV06
Tights: C2, C00
Shoes: C7, C4, C1
Nenah Solar White 80 & 100 pound