Monday, February 11, 2019

Citrus Love

Good Monday Morning to ya! I'm sharing an orange Valentine card for a girlfriend of mine.

As I often do, I used a sketch. I can't really believe I kept the card so low-layer, but hey, sometimes miracles do happen! As I am mailing this card, that's a plus!

Supplies I Used:
Michael's Recollections white Heavy Card Stock for card base
Orange polkadot washi tape - stash
Stamps: Altenew, D.O.T.S., WPlus9, BoBunny
Inks: Hero Arts Neon, Memento, Ranger Distress, Ranger Archival, VersaFine Clair, Platinum Carbon Pen
I did a lot of stamping on this card. I also stamped the oranges right on the card base. I've used Altenew's Main Squeeze set and I meant to stamp them on a separate piece of card stock and use the coordinating die to cut them out. But...I forgot and just began stamping away. I think I got nervous, as this was my first time using layering stamps. The top center orange was the first one I did and it looks great, but my quality decreased with each subsequent orange. Next time I use these type of stamps (I have probably half a dozen different layering stamp sets that have never touched inked), I'm definitely using much better light. Other than that, I'm happy with my first attempt.
The WPlus9 Knock Knock sentiment stamps are another story. This is a really old set and really hard to stamp because the text is so skinny and small. I blame the stamps as I've tried every ink type with them, every stamp pressure, every stamping generation. So, in order to be able to read the sentiments, I had to write in with my Carbon Pen (my only pen with a fine enough tip). Then, for grins, I outlined the word clouds. It does give it a neat look, so I will keep using the stamps, but these stamps were designed poorly - the white space of the text needed to be thicker to accommodate the silhouetted inked background.
Here is the inside and the back of the card. Just went with the conversational vibe and cut out all my sentiments here as well. The BoBunny Hearts are direct to paper, though.

Challenges I'm Linking To:
1. Three Muses: White Space
2. MFT Sketch Challenge #423
3. Country View Challenge: Black and White Plus One - my Plus One is Orange
4. Rainbow Card Challenge #2: Orange Opulence
5. LTSCB #118: AG + Opt. Twist - Monochrome - I've made mine monochromatic ORANGE
6. TTCRD for Week of Feb. 5: Always AG
7. Jo's Scrap Shack #268: Always AG
8. HLS CAS Challenge Feb.: Friends - my card is for a dear girlfriend of mine
9. Crafting from the Heart #236: Always AG
10. ABMTTC #85: Always AG
11. C4C #470: Make a Valentine Card

I thank you for taking time to visit me and I hope you liked my card.

Until next time,


sue t. said...

What a cute card and I love the fact that you made a Valentine's card in ORANGE!!!! You go girl! Thanks for playing along with orange opulence at the Rainbow Card Challenge.

Meggymay said...

A sweet Valentines card, I really like the way you decorated the back and the inside of your card.
Yvonne xx

ike said...

Hahahaha - excellent card ... it made me chuckle this morning. The old ones are always the best LoL
Thanks for your comment on my Kitty Blog xxx

Carla's Cards said...

Cute card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Heather said...

What a fun card! Orange is a fresh twist for a Valentine's Day card and I think the oranges look fabulous!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is AMAZNG!!! I adore puns, so this card is right up my alley! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I hope you join us again soon! HUGS! Mynn xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous, such a happy card and those oranges look fabulous! Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy weekend, Sue x

Linda said...

This is such a fun design. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge xx

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is super sweet, Aimeslee! What a fun, punny sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge this month!

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Rainbow Card Challenge this time and good luck :)

Em Louise Fairley said...

Aimslee, this is adorable! Thanks for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge, and I hope we see you again soon.
Em, DT

Evelyn Walter said...

Sorry for being that late posting my comment, I had the flu.
Beautiful project!
Thank you so much for joining in with our February challenge at Country View Challenges!
Have a wonderful week!
Evelyn xx