I was recently lucky enough to win the new Hearts & Happiness collection by Polkadoodles. I knew as soon as I saw the two adorable little stamp sets included that I wanted to make some clean and simple Valentine’s cards with them.
For the first card, I cut a slimline panel, and made a pink heart background by blending Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink through the Love Heart 2 stencil – a more concentrated application in the centre, fading out toward the edges.
Next, I stamped out the adorable turtle image from the Donuts About You stamp set, and coloured it using Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers, before fussy cutting it out. I stamped the co-ordinating sentiment toward the bottom of the panel, then attached the turtles using foam tape for some dimension.
I backed the panel with some black cardstock, and then applied the entire finished panel to a raspberry coloured card base to complement the background colour.
For my second card, I cut an A2 sized panel from white card stock, and another from Gina K masking magic. I used the Waffle Flower A2 nesting dies to cut a rectangle from the centre of the masking magic and applied the frame that was left to the white card panel.
Next, I ink blended in the centre of the frame using the Large Polka Dot stencil. I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress Oxides.
I stamped and coloured the cute little pie image, and attached it to the blended panel with foam tape. I then stamped the co-ordinating sentiment with Versamark ink onto some black cardstock, and heat embossed in white. I trimmed this down and again attached it to the card with a thin strip of foam tape.
Finally, to finish the panel, I applied 5 sequins around the pie. I trimmed the panel down by 1/8″ from each side, and mounted it onto a matching raspberry card base to finish this super cute little duo.
I’m pleased to report that my daughters loved them 🙂
Which is your favourite?