Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Handwritten Love Die & Shadow {The Stamps of Life}

Valentine's Day is coming! I may have mentioned that I am not so great at sending out Valentine cards. I'm generally not so great at making them either. Glitter and fluff are not really my thing. I often have to remind myself that Valentines don't have to be fluffy and dipped in glitter. So today, I'd like to share some NON fluffy and NON glittery Valentines. The colors are pretty bold, and pretty PINK - these are probably cards for your girlfriends, and not for a man, (and particularly not for my ten year old boy. He'd probably run away making vomiting sounds if he even looked at these!) 
These cards all feature the new Handwritten Love Die & Shadow from The Stamps of Life. It's two dies, that can be used together, as seen below (the striped pattern is the shadow, and then orange part is . . .yes, you guessed it - the word.) The word can also be used on it's on, as seen on the above card. 

On the card above I used the brushstroke2stamp set and I inked the brushstroke in a few different colors of pigment ink. Then once it was dry, I diecut the sentiment from it, and adhered the panel to a white card base, so what you're seeing is the negative space from the sentiment. (If you try this, be sure to keep track of the little inside pieces of the letters - you'll need to adhere those to the card once its assembled!)

Then, on this next card, I used the love sentiment that I diecut from that last card - so you can see just barely the brushstroke texture on the sentiment. I paired it with the hearts2cut set and combined some ink colors together to match the sentiment. 
Last but not least, this is probably as clean and simple as I can do. . . .white card base. Pink strip. Diecut sentiment from white. Adhere. Done. Need to create 100 Valentines? This is the card for you. (But seriously. . .that would still be insane!)

You can find the Handwritten Love Die & Shadow in the TSOL store today! Thanks so much for coming by. . .now get started on those Valentines! xoxo


Celeste Goff said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love that scripty die!

VanessaB said...

they look amazing!