Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stampendous Valentines!

Hi ya buddies! It's finally Saturday and the long weekend! I was trying to stay up late last night to watch all of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics. I lasted to about 9:30pm and passed out on the couch. That tells you I am not 20 anymore. LOL! I woke up to see the very end and stayed up to stamp these cards below for my brother. He wanted me to make him a special Valentine for him to give to his sweetie. He originally wanted a traditional pink & red valentine, but I really felt like coloring so I made another card just for fun. My hubby & BFF looked at both cards today and while they liked them both. They both had the same reaction to the bee card. This is the one! I wasn't quite sure which my brother would prefer and I was secretly hoping he would choose the original one he wanted. Well luck would have it, he wanted the bee card! Oh no! LOL! I really was more than delighted to give it to him for my future SIL. Just makes me happy to know he liked it so much! Hopefully I can stay up past 9:30 tonight to stamp some more Valentines. So before I start getting sleepy let me tell ya about these cards. I love Bo Bunny Double Dot paper and I used it for the background on both cards. The first Valentine was simple. Just simply stamping the sentiment and adding some color. I punched out the hearts from the same pink Bo Bunny Double Dot paper as the background. I then colored the dots with the bullet tip of my Copic marker. I added some additional dots to the hearts with a white gel pen and also around the red scallop matting. I popped up the hearts and main image with 3D Foam tape and added a sweet red bow below. To make things easy I decided to use the same exact layout on the second card. The only difference was there was more coloring and stamping done on this one. I stamped the heart background on top of the Bo Bunny Double Dot paper and I was so happy with how it turned out. I also added the sentiment to the bottom of card.

Thanks for visiting me today! Hope you liked these cards and I hope you have a fabulous night!
Rachel Siggy

Rachel's Recipe: First Card
Stamps: L216 Valentine Brackets (Stampendous)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: Pure Poppy & White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny - Double Dot)
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties, Ribbon (PTI), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), Heart Punch & White Gel Pen(SU!) and Stardust Stickles

Rachel's Recipe: Second Card
Stamps: K032 Simple Valentines, D166-R Bee Buddies and SSC082 Light Heart Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: True Black & White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny - Double Dot)
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties, Ribbon (PTI), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation) and Stardust Stickles (Stampendous)


~amy~ said...

Darling cards!!!! It'd be difficult to decide which is cuter....they are both magnificent!

Alice Wertz said...

oh! those are just the sweetest!! love them!!

Lil' Inker said...

Oh, these are both adorable! But of course they are because you made them!!!! I love your style!

Suzanne :O ) said...

both cards are so sweet, but obviously no one can resist those adorable little love bugs! :D

Scrappychick said...

They are both so sweet! I love the yellow with the bees for V day for a boy!!

MJS said...

Very nice work, Glad to have met you at Stampendous last month, Martha