Morning, friends! I have not posted since last week, because I have been trying to rest my wrist. Seems I have a bit of the Carpal Tunnel business going on. When I go to work, it aggravates it since I do the repetitive motion thing with hanging clothing. Anyhow, here are a couple of Valentines that I did last week and never got posted. They don't have challenges attached right now but I may peek around afternoon to see what I can find.
My first card uses stamps from a few sources. The flowers are from Stampendous and are called Dandie Trio. The flourishes are from Stampabilities, and called Vintage Flourish03. Sorry to say that the sentiment is from my unmounted stash and I haven't a clue. My papers are white and black onyx Pure Luxury with a layer of Smitten from K&Co. I die cut my image with a Spellbinders Postage die and inked my edges with Festive Berries Distress Ink by Ranger. My bottom strip is formed with a Fiskars border punch. For embellishments, I added a die cut tied with loop edge ribbon, some puffy silver hearts, (both from K&Co), and a tad of sparkle from a Stardust pen.
For my second card, I was inspired by the negative black card stock laying on my desk. I had cut out my Fanciful Flourish die for a previous card. The more I stared at this scrap piece, I just knew I had to back it with patterned paper and create with it. I added a Peony Nestabilities piece, which I stamped with stamps from Flourishes. The sets I used are called Clouds, and Angelic Love. I added Prima flowers, with a MM center. Sparkle was added to the angels wings with Stickles. Coloring was done with pencils and OMS.
Sometimes it is hard to have constant faith in humanity. I would just like to thumb my nose at the person who left one of my loved ones laying on the sidewalk yesterday after they had fallen. I hope you made it to where ever you were going on time, after you stepped over them. Grrrrrrrr! Okay, thanks for letting me get that out!