Happy Valentine’s Day

I’d already made a card for my husband but it was a bit… pink. So, when my new Mama Elephant stamps arrived, I had an idea for a more masculine card (but still cute) card using the Wish Upon A Star set.

I started by figuring out my scene and placing the stamps where I wanted them to go on a piece of 7 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ 80lb Neenah classic crest card (this is nice and smooth and makes for good blending). I stamped them with Gina K obsidian black ink (alcohol marker friendly), and also stamped the images onto some masking paper, which I fussy cut.

I coloured my images using Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers, then covered them up with the masks I’d made. I then used Distress Oxides to create the sky. I blended a yellow hue around the moon and stars, and various blue shades from bottom to top (getting darker towards the top).

Once I was happy with the blend, I removed the mask to reveal the images underneath.

Next, I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the stamp set in white onto black card stock, fussy cut, and added it to the centre of my card with foam tape. Finally, I mounted the finished panel onto some dark blue card (finished size 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″) with foam tape, and I was done!

Hope this helps inspire you to create a more masculine yet still loveable card!

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