Hey everybody and happy second Thursday of the month! You know what that means, right? You know it! It's One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop Time! Once a month this talented group of crafters gets together to bring you an epic blog hop full of creativity. It's always on the second Thursday of the month and you can count on seeing great cards and projects. This month our theme is a Whole Lot of Love and I've got a Valentine's Day card and a cool monster treat box to share with you. So without any further ado, here's my card...
I chose some nontraditional colors for a Valentine's Day card but I ended up loving this color combo! Island Indigo, Real Red and Pool Party go well together-add some Basic Black and Whisper White and you've got a crisp, clean look.
I used the Sealed With Love Bundle on this card and the stamps are fantastic... but the framelits are to die for!! I love the little arrows so much! This DSP is really fun too and I think the little postage stamps are adorable.
For my project I've made a fun little treat box with a ooey, gooey, little monster it. I love this monster set!! So far I've used it to make Valentine and love cards but I think this set is going to be great for birthday cards as well. I would love to get a birthday hug from one of these little monsters!
I watercolored my monster in Bermuda Bay ink using my aqua painter. Then, when it was dry, I shellacked it with my fine tip glue pen to make it shiny and puffy. I love the way it came it out. Have you tried this yet? I usually use this technique on windows and glass but when I saw Sara Douglass do something similar to this I knew I had to do something along the same lines. Sara added reinker directly to her fine tip glue pen and colored her monsters that way. I wasn't willing to sacrifice my whole tube of glue for one color so I watercolored little monsters in different colors and used the clear glue to give them that glassy look. I layered this huggable little guy over a piece of glassine sheet, some twine and a doily. I hope you like it!
I hope you've enjoyed my projects today! If you're interested in learning more about what I do or you're interested in checking out the products that I've used today please scroll down a bit further and don't hesitate to send me an email. For now, I hope you'll continue our hop with the super talented Anna Smith. Just click the next button to head on over to her blog.
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