Sunday, February 7, 2016

Woodland Valentine's Cards

I know today is all about the Super Bowl, but don't forget that Valentine's Day is one week away! So while you're eating pounds of chicken wings, nachos, and fries, be thinking about your Valentine card ideas and go get crafty!... if you aren't in a food coma anyway ;)

Just a couple days ago Unity Stamp Co released a ton of brand new stamps, including more cuties from artist Tifany DeGough called Little Woodland Creatures. Don't you just wanna squish their cute round chubby faces?! And the sentiments are darling for Valentine's Day :)

I love how easy these images are to fussy cut, so you can move the animals around until you get a little scene that you're happy with. I colored everything in today's post with Prismacolor Pencils. I also used a variety of dies from Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things.

Gamsol blending solution with paper nibs
Dear Lizzy - Happy Place paper (use code rwkrafts for 20% off your order!)

I had more Little Woodland Creatures colored and cut, so I threw together another little animal scene. They're just so cute!

Gamsol blending solution with paper nibs
Pinkfresh Studio - Happy Things paper pad

Unity has another new stamp released today... the latest Stamp of the Week, Weather any Storm.

Another perfect Unity stamp for Valentine's Day! The owls are such sweeties :)

Gamsol blending solution with paper nibs
Crate Paper - Hello Love paper pad (use code rwkrafts for 20% off your order!)
Dear Lizzy - Happy Place paper pad (use code rwkrafts for 20% your order!)

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Love - mini canvas

I know the Super Bowl is tomorrow, but you can't forget about making all those Valentine cards and gifts! I have an easier-than-it-looks Love Canvas perfect for the upcoming holiday.

The best part about this canvas is that I used a FREE cut file from Paper Issues to easily cut all of the hearts and the 'Love' sentiment. Here's the cut file, and make sure to visit this link to download yours!

I started with a 6x6 canvas and glued all of my hearts with matte medium. The hearts were cut on my Silhouette Cameo with textured corrugate paper from DCWV.

I painted the canvas with a variety of Dina Wakley heavy body acrylics to create a sunset feel. I used Magenta, Ruby, Tangerine, Lemon, and White.

The 'Love' was cut with watercolor paper, and I painted it with Dina's Night acrylic paint.

Finally I just added some wood veneers hearts (also painted in Night) and a Lawn Fawn twine tied around the bottom. Done! Quick and easy.

Have fun with the gorgeous cut file! Remember you can get 20% off your entire order at Paper Issues using the code rwkrafts at checkout!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hello, Love

If you were like me this past month, you've been stalking every single little paper product being released at the CHA Mega Trade Show! Well if you're also like me you instantly fell head over heels with HELLO LOVE by Crate Paper...

I had so much fun creating this layout. The background paper ("My Valentine" 12x12) was originally only black and white. I pulled out a variety of Distress Ink pads and watercolored every single word, image, line, on that paper. 

The photo is of my hubs and I taking car selfies before our first day trip to Baltimore to look at our first house to buy! So the picture is from June 2015 :) I also incorporated several pieces of Hello Love ephemera and chipboard stickers.

Alright on a different note, I created a cute card using Hello Love papers and ephemera bits.

So, is this your new favorite collection?! It's perfect for Valentine's Day but also really any loving occasion. 

Remember you can save TWENTY PERCENT 20% on EVERYTHING in the Paper Issues Store! Yes, this includes the Crate Paper Hello Love collection!

Use code RWKRAFTS at checkout for 20% your entire purchase!

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