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2/14/2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Welcome and many Happy Valentine wishes coming your way!!! Today's post has the remainder of the Valentine cards that got made and now hopefully, on to some St. Patrick's Day and Easter cards.

Let's get started:


You've seen this cute PB hedgie before. He happens to be a favorite among the old wooden block stamps.

S/B Deckled Rectangle die cut the image, faux mat with black, then placed upon an embossed background, with some leftover white stitched swirl at the bottom.

The UTEE covered heart was from a Gina Marie stitched die (snippet from earlier projects)

- Tutti Love sentiment....this was made from many layers of scrap paper that covered the air brush table where spraying is done. There's a large craft mat (like the Ranger brown one found in stores, but I was able to buy a couple of large pieces at a store, where this is used to cover the work tables). I usually put some scrap paper over that craft mat if I'm spraying...sometimes something interesting happens. Thought the overspray made some pretty colors, so die cut a bunch of layers, glued together, and Voila.

Here's the rest of the Valentine cards:




If you have any questions about products used, please ask. There were a couple different techniques used on card #3, the background of which is a mop-up piece from working with the cameo created heart stencil, using sprays & brusho-s with the stencil. The center heart was created by coating the Corbel Heart die that with versamark, embossing over white c/s, dumping some red EP over the embossing, and heating. Tried this technique with a black c/s and it looked terrible as the red just became shiny over the black, and didn't show up as I thought it might.

Again, thanks for joining me this afternoon, and I certainly hope all of you had a marvelous Valentine's Day. Big hugs.

45 comments:

cotnob said...

A beautiful selection of cards Mary, they are all fabulous but I especially like the sweet hedgehog.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

You have been so busy, Mary!! How many fabulos cards! Love taht cute hedgie with the balloon and the UTEE covered heart!! All your cards are adorable!!
I'm a bit sick, so many cought and fever. Better if I go into my bed and sleep...
Hugs!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, your selection of Valentine cards is just so beautiful, lots of wonderful details and embellishments, Kate x

Donna Hanley said...

This is a very nice array of Valentine's Day cards. Some lucky recipients for sure. Wishing you a wonderful night.

Barb said...

A great selection of cards Mary. The hedgie really is a very cute stamp and I can understand why he's a favourite of yours. PB do some wonderful cute critters.Barbxx

pam said...

Wonderful cards Mary, you have been busy! could not pick a favorite as all are beautiful.
Hugs Pam x

Redanne said...

Wow, a great line up of beautiful cards Mary! I always love seeing that little hedgie... Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mister! Hugs, Anne xx

Carol L said...

These are all wonderful cards, and I think that PB image might be my favorite of them all. I love all those colorful balloons and the shiny, schparkly red heart! Of course you know my favorite is the last one with all the gold sparkle and embossed hearts! I like that delicate swoop of red going across the card - what a great accent. I also really like card #2 with that diagonal swirl separating the black and white. Nice job on all of them!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Pat said...

These are all very pretty cards Mary, but I must say that for me Hedgie has the edge in the popularity stakes as he looks so cute with that bunch of heart balloons and the UTEE heart is wonderfully glossy and how clever to use the layers of sprayed paper for the sentiment, also the pretty hearts embossing in the background goes beautifully. x

Lisa said...

Wow, Mary, these are all so gorgeous!! I love the designs of each one!! You did a beautiful job on all of them!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW, have you been busy my friend! Fabulous collection of cards here! LOVE all of them! Have a wonderful day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Birgit said...

You have been busy! I love the first card with the cute fur babe with the heart balloons. The other card with the background in reds...the third card is quite striking and so unique. All of them are wonderful and anyone would be happy to get. Them as a gift

Gail said...

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day! Cards are fabulous!

Petra Swart said...

A wonderful set of Valentine's cards, Mary!!!! Some lovely with a great CAS feel and some more detailed and just as beautiful and striking!!!! Love all the dies and EFs you have used to make each card so special!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Fabby Valentine cards.

I only have three Easter cards to make and don't know anyone who celebrates St. Patrick's Day.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Shona Erlenborn said...

So much fun Mary. Love all the cards - they are all so different. Love the use of all the dies. The little hedgehog with his shiny balloons is my favorite though!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous display Mary, loving that hedgie...love shows here.xx{aNNie}

Donna said...

I am behind in commenting on friends' blogs lately. My apologies. But I love oohing over your gorgeous cards. You've been really busy. Love that little hedgie with the balloons. It's colored so perfectly. Hope your Valentine's Day was very special. Can't believe it's the middle of February already. Where does the time go?

Olga Fink said...

A gorgeous selection of cards! My favorite is the first one! so sweet and so romantic!
xoxo Olga

Brenda in IN said...

These are all so cute and I do love the hedgie. All of the designs are great and I love all the dies you used. The Cupid is adorable.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow beautiful collection of Valentines cards :) Cheers, xx

Bonnie said...

I love the shine of the UTEE heart and that hedgie is so cute! Lots of pretty Valentines here, Mary! I hope enjoyed a day of feeling loved a lot!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Mary, all of these love themed Valentine card are just stunning and unique in each way! :) I have to say that the little hedgie with the heart balloons really steals my heart!! LOL!! They are all wonderful creations and I'm sure the recipients loved them! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Sarah said...

A lovely selection here Mary, your Mister is a very lucky chap indeed!! The PB hedgehog is adorable with his bunch of heart balloons xx

Loll said...

Beautiful grouping of Valentine's Day cards Mary! Looks like you had a lot of fun creating and sharing your love! :) xx

Stampsnob. said...

Nice collection but got love the hedgehog they make for the cutest cards......Lis

Kathleen said...

Some fabulous cards here Mary, favourite of course is the PB Hedgie.

Kath x

Brenda said...

You know how much I love this little hedgie, I think he is the cutest ever! Love how your card came out, it is just so cute!! Love, love, love all of your Valentine cards. They are so elegant and beautiful! Looks like you got a good many made! Hugs, Brenda

Donna Ellis said...

Your delightful Valentines are sweet, and beautiful, Mary! Love the pretty die cuts and wonderful layers! Hugs, de

Maxine D said...

Fabulous selection of cards Mary - I only ever make one for DH :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have lots of lucky Valentines! Beautiful cards : ) And, I have to say, I really love that hedgie card !!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....so many wonderful and sweet cards! But that adorable little critter at the top is my favorite!

Sheila H said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Mary. I can't believe how many you made.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful selection of cards -love all the embossing
Carol x

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! my goodness, what a wonderful selection of Valentine's Day cards, SUPER work.
Faith
x

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my! is right! You have created some incredibly beautiful Valentines there Mary!
Bravo!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what really super and brilliant designs.
I love them all as they are so very wonderful, and such gorgeous techniques used too.
They all so very different and lovely.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MagsB said...

Wow, Mary, what fabulous Valentine's cards! So very pretty!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

Oh Mary! These are all so pretty.

Your first card is the same image I made for Little Miss C and little Mr P. I forgot to take a photo.

You made so many...I am in awe!

jimlynn said...

They're ALL fantastic but I do love that first one with the fun little guy and balloons. Wonderful stamp - and card too!
Lynn

Inkyfingers said...

What a great collection of cards Mary and they all show great use of techniques. The Hedgie one us just beautiful and I love how you achieved a sheer look with the colouring on the balloons.
Hugs
Carol x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh super gorgeous "hearty" creations!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Pippa said...

A lovely collection of cards Mary, you must have a lot of secret admirers to send to! ;)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! You really got on a roll with these lovely cards.