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This Month's Theme
For the month of February I selected the theme of..........................
Hearts or Flowers
Remember, this theme is optional for your inspiration but you may share any of your crafty makes!
My February Card
I thought these cute mice were perfect for a Love or Valentines Day themed card and I used them along with some other favorite Penny Black stamps.
The mice were stamped on Neenah 80lb card stock using Memento Tuxedo ink then colored with some Copic markers. The heart from the Penny Black Set So Very Much was stamped using Victorian Velvet Distress ink on Neenah paper and I used foam tape to add the cute image.
Next I stamped the postmark and cancellation mark from the set Posted with Love to the bottom right using Pumice Stone Distress ink and the heart in the middle using Victorian Velvet ink.
As many designer papers and scraps as I have, I could not find anything I liked, so I decided to use my Classy Stripes stencil and Victorian Velvet ink again to make my own striped paper and cut off a small strip to add to the card.
The sentiment which is part of the set Micey Day has been heat embossed using Versamark ink and white super fine Embossing Powder on black card stock and added to the card with foam tape. I thought it needed something else dark on the top left and found some paper scraps in my scrap box which I added a paperclip to and tied some white ribbon onto it. To finish it off, I inked the edges using the same Victorian Velvet ink, then mounted onto a 110lb heavy weight card.
Tools: Copic Markers, Classy Stripes Stencil, Ink Blending Tool, Stamp Platform - Options, Heat Tool Options, Super Fine Embossing Powder White
Papers: Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections 110lb white cardstock, patterned paper scraps from stash
Embellishments: May Arts silk ribbon, Stampin Up paper clip (old)
I'm linking up with these blogs:
CAS on Friday - Animals // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Crafty Animals - Animals // Crafty Friends Challenge - Animals // Perfectly CAS - Stencils // Crafting Happiness Challenges // Dream Valley Challenges - Four Legged Friends // Path of Positivity - celebrate those you love // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love/Hearts // Use Your Stuff - Love // Little Red Wagon - Hearts // Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air //
Double D - Valentine's Mood Board
Crafty Sentiment Designs // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design Challenge // The Creative Crafters // A Place To Start // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges // Crafty Creations //
Last Month Top Picks
I will continue to add my favorites to the dedicated Pinterest board, but going forward I will once again showcase the top pick's creations with links to their individual blogs, which will be removed at the start of each new month's challenge to remain in compliance with GDPR.
Choosing favorites is never easy but something that needs to be done and here are my top picks in the order of entry.
No. 5 Hazel
No. 31 Debbie M.
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A few things to remember:
- You may follow the theme or anything crafty goes.
- Backlinking is allowed.
- You may combine with any other challenges.
- You may use any brand of stamps/digis/products (no company restriction).
- No more than 3 entries per person please - no worries if you end up with more.
- Please do include a link back here to my blog in your blog post.
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