Happy Valentines Day!
Hey Crafty Friends,
Welcome back again! Today I'm sharing with you a super cute card using the adorable valentines images by Melon Peach Stamps. As always you can find all product links at the end of my post!
As soon as I saw these adorable images I knew I wanted to make a scene that looked like the boy was delivering flowers to his girlfriends house, to do this I am adapting the use of a 'close the gate' die to represent a front door, I hope this post can inspire you to think outside the box on how to use dies in more than one way!
Starting with the images printed on alcohol friendly card and coloured using a variety of Spectrum Noir markers. (click any image to view larger)
Now it's time to layer on the stencil, using the Time for Tea Designs brick wall stencil to create a wall affect around the door with Barn Door Distress ink. You can see below how I've masked the top and bottom sections off again to keep ink away from the areas I dont want to get inky! The stencil also got taped slightly to the right, however that's ok it's not always about perfection but giving it a go!
For the path in front of the house take a black pen, i'm using a Memento Black ink pen and drew in just a couple of vertical lines to create a slab type affect. Use a light grey marker pen to add in some detail to the paving slabs. At this point it felt like it was still going to need more details to bring my scene together, stamping up some grass and flowers from a couple sets was a perfect way to line the house and path. Additionally I pulled out the step from a windmill die builder and die cut 2, as both ends are rounded I cut the middle parts straight to piece them together to make a wider doorstep.
Open the door on the front of your card with the card in a closed position and add the lady with the flowers inside, this means when the card is open the image will still be seen which adds a little something extra special to the card!
Now we can stick our handsome boy on the side walk, I've situated him slightly to the left of the door, so that when opened he is mostly covered up leaving the adorable girl image receiving her flowers!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!