Monday, January 18, 2016

Cocoa's Heart- I {Heart] You :-)

Hi Stampers!

Today I am posting on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog and wanted to share a fun Valentine’s Day card that I created with a few more of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) Digital Stamps- Cocoa’s Heart and Valentine’s Day Greetings.

Did you know that Sweet ‘n SassyStamps has over 200 exclusive digital stamp images (also known as “digi’ or “digis”) in the online store?  Are you intimidated by digi stamps- you do not need to be...they are so easy to use and you can print them out and color them just like a normal stamp image.

One thing I personally love about digi stamps is that you can re-size them to fit your design plus they do not take up the space in your craft room :-)

I decided to use the Splitcoaststampers’ SC568 Sketch Challenge  along with the Just Add Ink JAI294 "Add Something New" Blog Hop (both of these digital images are new to me :-)) for inspiration.

I hope you will find the time to check out both of these challenge sites as well as the SNSS Blog Post :-).

To create this card:

Insert the digital images for Cocoa’s Heart along with the sentiment from the Valentine’s Day Greeting set ( I cropped and re-sized the sentiment).   

Print the images out onto a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" Whisper White cardstock and color the Cocoa’s Heart image using Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Markers along with a Faber-Castell® Pitt Penn marker to add the checked border. 

Fussy-cut out the heart, mount onto white cardstock and fussy-cut around the heart to create a white border.

Add additional shimmer to the heart using an AquaPainter with Frost White Shimmer Paint over the entire heart (but not Cocoa) and add Crystal Effects® to his nose (both are a bit difficult to see in the photos).

Emboss a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock with the Happy Hearts Textured Impressions™  Embossing Folder and layer onto Basic Black cardstock.

Add the embossed panel to the Whisper White card base, layer the black and white polka dot background and add the Cocoa's Heart and Valentine's Day Greeting sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals®.

Use the Owl Builder Punch to punch out two little hearts from Melon Mambo cardstock, layer onto on
Another view trying to show the shimmer :-)
e another and add to the banner along with the Rhinestone to finish off the card.

This was a fun card for me to create- I hope you will try some of the digital images for yourself- if you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment area :-)

Stamp Sets:  Cocoa's Heart, Valentine's Day Greetings (both digital images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)

Ink: Printer Ink, Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Markers- Blender, BP6, DR5, PP5, BGR3; Frost White Shimmer Paint, Faber-Castell® Pitt Penn marker

Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo; retired Neutrals Background Paper

Accessories: Big Shot , Happy Hearts Textured Impressions™  Embossing Folder ,  Punches- Owl Builder, Hexagon; Rhinestone, AquaPainter 

Hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!! 

1 comment:

KimB said...

Julie this is such a cute card! I love the bright colours you used to highlight your mouse and heart - the colouring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink for our blog hop.

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