Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love & Kisses

I found a blog a while ago that offered many free digis that are wonderfully whimsical. This Valentine Card is an example of the delicate artwork that artist Joanne Fink creates. (Find it here- zenspirations.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Valentine_Love_Card.pdf) I printed the card then colored it with Tombow dual tip markers and white gel pen before embellishing it with over 2 dozen rhinestones in assorted sizes, shapes, and colors. Isn't it lovely?
Entered into: 
Power Poppy- Love to Sparkle                                             (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/02/february-power-spark-love-to-sparkle.html)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes           (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- It Must Be Love     (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)

This card is also made with stamps from a company that is no longer in business, Embossing Arts. The Hugs and Kisses sentiment is embossed with a burnished silver powder. I made placed a post-it heart cutout over the sentiment and laid a striped stencil over that. Gently sponged light rose ink stripes.  Glued some smooshed Hershey's Kisses wrappers to the front. Then added the finishing touches- "chocolate fingerprints" (made with brown ink.) I haven't made a CAS card for a while, but am thinking that this one has enough white space to qualify for this week's AAA Challenge.

Entered into: candy kiss wrappers
AAA Card Challenges- All you Need is Love      (aaacards.blogspot.com/)
Art Impressions- Sweet Treats                              (artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Love Is All Around        (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)
Cute Card Thursday- #516 Love                            (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 

This card features one of the first stamps I ever purchased. Got it at the first Stampin' Up party I ever attended in 1998. Back then SU didn't have a very large line of stamps and few stamping supplies, so they sold stamps and supplies from other companies. This stamp, named "Fuzzy Bear" is from the company named Personal Stamp Exchange (PSX) which went out of business a few decades ago. Their stamps are now collectors' items. I haven't used it for a while, mainly because I seldom use wood mount stamps anymore. However, this one still stamps a perfect image! Added a fun sentiment that I've had in my files for many years.  Am entering it into several challenges including the SumMoreFun Challenge, because the colors match the mood board, and the little heart on his chest looks like the little hearts on the chalkboard and The Cutie Pie Challenge because my mom would have loved the sentiment and sweet fuzzy-face on this card!  
Entered into: PSX fuzzy bear
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Mood Board                         (summorefun.com)  
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #193           (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge               (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
QKR Stampede- #282 Anything Goes                            (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
The Cutie Pie Challenge- #120 Valentines or Mums   (cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com) 


  1. Your teddy bear card is so sweet! I love that you used the colors from our mood board to enter. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun!

  2. Fabulous! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. That bear is adorable! Thanks for joining in on the fun over at SumMore Fun! Please join us again! ~DT Jamie

  4. Love all three of these, Kathy, but that teddy bear is especially sweet. The Hershey's Kisses wrappers are perfect (that's all that would be left of them if I was putting them onto a card. - lol) Thanks so much for coming to play in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. ou ate those Hershey kisses, didn't you?;-) lol I would too haha very original card. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

  6. The teddy bear is so cute, and beautifully colored. But it is the sentiment that caught my eye! Too true...
    Thanks for entering the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  7. What great cards, love the teddy bear, so cute. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun
    ~DTM Heather

  8. so creative! Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Cards. Hugs - Bharati

  9. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February!
    Monica - DT

  10. Adorable teddy card..Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge:)
    Wendy x


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