Lovely Valentines : The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!
The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!
It’s a Valentines Blog Hop!
Making Valentines is one of my favorite past times. In the past few years, I have neglected to create them for myself and for my boys’ school exchange. I have committed to making sure that I make handmade valentines with them so they can give a special gift to all their classmates.
We have a great line-up of today’s Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop! Please make sure you hop along to see all the awesome inspiration from the 20+ demonstrators that are participating!
Card Base: Real Red Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11 in. Scored/Folded at 5 1/2 inches for a standard sized card that fits perfectly in our Medium Sized Envelopes.
2nd Layer: Lemon-Lime Twist Cardstock cut 1/8 in smaller than the Card Base (4 1/8 in x 5 3/8 in), and adhered to the Card Base with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
3rd Layer: Bermuda Bay Cardstock cut to 3 1/2 in x 5 in. I then cut two strips of Basic Black Cardstock, cropped them with the Ticket Tear Border Punch, adhered them to the back side of the Bermuda Bay with Fast Fuse, the to the 2nd Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4th Layer: Shimmery White Cardstock cut to 3 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in, then adhered to the 3rd Layer with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
Focus Element: Shimmery White Cardstock stamped with Images from the Bird Banter Stamp Set (2018 Occasions Catalog) and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set (2017-2018 Annual Catalog) in Basic Black Archival Ink then colored with the Medium Aqua Painter. All Images were fussy cut with my Paper Snips. Some adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some with Fast Fuse.
Stamps: Bird Banter Stamp Set (2018 Occasions Catalog) and Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set (2017-2018 Annual Catalog)
Ink: Basic Black Archival Ink Pad. Real Red, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate & Powder Pink Classic Ink Refills
Tools & Adhesive: Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks A, C, D, G & H, Fast Fuse Adhesive. Stampin’ Dimensionals, Ticket Tear Border Punch
I rarely do bold and bright creations and I am not sure why! They stand out, they brighten the room and put a smile on my face! I tend to stick to an earth tone color palette but have it on my resolutions to expand to create with all color families. Anyone else get stuck in a color family and forget how beautiful the other colors are?
I thought it was cute to have the birds on the branch facing the other bird, looking as though he the minister marrying the two birds in love…not sure everyone will see it the same way, but I liked it.
When coloring with images with my Medium Aqua Painter, I made sure to use only enough water to help blend the ink. I wanted the ink dark and bold to closely represent this tropical beauty, so I really kept the water at bay.
I searched Pinterest for “Tropical Birds”, it was extremely helpful to have one to view while coloring, this helped me keep it close to what they really look like. Feel free to follow me on Pinterest here: Stampin’ Hoot!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please take a few minutes and hop along to gain oodles of inspiration from all the other talented demonstrators participating in today’s Valentines Theme Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!
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