Thursday 16 January 2014

A gallery of three minute love notes

You don't have to have heaps of spare time to make Valentines cards! I've been playing with Stampin' Up's fabulous Love you More set this week and it's perfect for quick cards. Come and see:

I love the current trend for arrows and this image makes a great Valentine for a man. I used markers to ink the stamp up, leaving the arrow heads off...

... and replaced them with little hearts punched out of Stampin' Up's Silver Foil card stock using the Owl punch. Suitably caveman-esque I thought!

Moving swiftly on to the next card I made using the globe image from the set. :

I inked the rubber with markers before stamping, using Smoky Slate to give a metallic look to the stand, and coloured the actual globe bit with Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding and Pear Pizzaz.

The globe comes with a heart shape in Africa but I coloured it in so you can't see it. I decided to add a punched heart (which appears to be having a swim in the Atlantic!)

My final offering today was supposed to be a three minute card but didn't turn out that way because love the way the words are entwined on this sentiment and really wanted to make it a dual coloured image...

... and it turned out to be quite fiddly colouring in the rubber of the delicate parts of the 'y'. It worked well though - and this is the first time I've used the narrow end of my Stampin' Up marker on rubber! The sentiment fits beautifully in the Decorative Label punch but then I got carried away and stamped a couple of hearts from another image in the set, cut them out, topped them with a punched heart - enough now!

Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Love You More
Ink: Markers in Early Espresso, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Melon Mambo
Card stock: Very Vanilla plus scraps of Melon Mambo, Silver Foil card stock, Real Red core'dinations for embellishments
Punches: Owl punch and Decorative Label punch
Other: Paper snips, stamp-a-majig

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My daughter was attending an interview at Queen Mary's university yesterday so I went off to London with her. Things seemed to go well for her and afterwards we had a lovely time pottering about the kind of shops we rarely see in the depths of the country and eating out. I lived in London for the best part of twenty years so how on earth I managed to get on a bus going in the wrong direction and missing our train home I've no idea!

See you tomorrow,


  1. well maybe that explains why your arrows are going in different directions !!! Its funny I too lived in london for many years but when I return I always get lost. On to your beautiful array of arrows. I love the simplicity of them and the gorgeous sentiment. The globe is wonderful another fantastic feature for it and the beautifully colored last but not least. A fabulous variety of love cards Mrs Vicky, thanks for the inspiration.


  2. They are lovely cards Vicky - you have been making a lot lately, does your husband know you send all these valentine cards?????? - Jacqueline xx


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