Feb 4, 2018

Handmade Valentine Cards for Simon Says Stamp Resist



Oh February!  I totally love you!  I absolutely love Valentine's Day and continued on making a few more cards yesterday.  I've always thought there was something magical about this holiday because it focuses on handmade cards and the sentiments behind them.  <3 


I used the Simon Says Stamp Emma Background stamp and black embossing for my Distress Ink resist background.  I used Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral.  I used a Tutti Designs Stitched Heart die to cut out a window for my shaker.


Inside I filled it with a purchased mix of sequins and beads.  Behind that an embossed sentiment and a bit lighter resist.


I decided to turn the cutout from the top card into a card of its own.  This time I used Fired Brick to saturate the heart with ink, then did a very light dipping for the background, blotting away along the edges and giving it a flick of water to remove some ink, then a flick of black gesso to add some pattern to the background.  <3


I just love this little stamp and use it every year!  <3


For this last card, I had a pack of Echo Park paper I found for a steal and thought I would do a quickie, but honestly working with papers like this is harder for me than making my own inky papers.  Isn't that weird?  Anyway, I got the heart die on clearance too and wanted to make a card inspired by THIS card by Maggi Harding.


I embossed the sentiment I also got on clearance in white and used DI for the resist.  I layered a second cut of glitter stock over one of the hearts in the die.  I think it's a cute card, but let's just say I've put the pack of paper away for now!  ;0



I was so honored to receive a comment on yesterday's card posted HERE from cardmaker extraordinaire Kathy Schweinfurth saying she had chosen my card for a blog feature she runs called Top Picks.  Find Kathy's other picks HERE.  So much sweet inspiration!  What a great idea Kathy!


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28 comments:

Darlene said...

Of course, I love them all! Beautiful designs Autumn and so much wonderful Valentine inspiration! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘For the One I Love’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

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Kathy Krug said...

Love how you used both the positive and negative and made two cards. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future Challenges.
Kathy
DRU DT

Marjan Küppers said...

Clever cardmaking, do not waste ;) Beautiful they are, and I love shakercards!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful ards love the shaker one and the use of the cut out heart
Carol x

Claire said...

Gorgeous Valentine cards all with a great design and lovely colours. Congratulations on being a Top Pick from Kathy, I also received the honour and it was such a wonderful way to start my Sunday morning and quite the surprise x

Lisa said...

They are all so gorgeous!! I love the designs of each one!! They're so artistic and fabulous!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Meihsia Liu said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love the beautiful resist effect and color scheme is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Sherrie K. said...

Amazing Valentine inspiration!!! I love them ALL!
Hugs,
Sherrie K

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful creations Autumn, loving that shaker heart!! It's amazing how February treats us to a burst of colour bringing us out of the blueness of January. I too love February & the 14th always holds an extra special memory as it was the date my Son was due to be born.. (He was a little later than expected but worth the wait!!)
Wishing you a wonderful week.. Hugs Tracey xx

brenda said...

Great work as always and love your choice of colour.

Have a good week.

B x

Marjan Küppers said...

Gorgeous cards, love the shaker especially!

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Autumn - sometimes I make my own backgrounds, and other times papers work for me, but not always! Congratulations of being "top picked!"
Blessings
Maxine

Sara Barker said...

Wow! Your' love for Valentine's Day card shows through these stunning cards, Autumn! The shaker card is just so fun, and you have inspired me to give this a try! Using the heart on your CAS card is genius, and a great two-for! Your designer paper card is gorgeous, but I totally get what you say about DP vs home made backgrounds. I always end up covering my DP with my own stuff anyway! But you really did well using that clearance heart die cut to show those fun papers off! You have been sooo busy in the craft room! Got a cryptic text from Todd last night saying I "could use the lake; call me tomorrow". Does that mean we have to stay in the lake???? Tee Hee Heart you!

Mac Mable said...

What unique and very special cards. The shaker card is amazing, fun idea and love the bold colours and that fabulous stamp with the resist technique. Great idea to use the cut out from the first card on your wonderful second card. Do so love the sentiment on the third card and also the vibrancy of the bright pink and those papers are great...even though I am sure you would prefer to make your own x Many congratulations on being showcased and for the blog feature. I am not at all surprised as your work is stunning x

Marty Fishman said...

Autumn, your Valentine cards are fabulous and I especially love the ones with your own backgrounds. The Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral are a great color combination and your shaker card is so fun! Great use of the cut-out heart for another fabulous card. You always find great bargains, too! Hugs!!

Anita Houston said...

Yummy Valentines! I LOVE the inner heart cut out use too. How fun and special!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful cards. ..pink and red and purples , watercolours and what does one want ! Congrats for Top picks :)

Redanne said...

First up, congratulations on being chosen by Kathy, she certainly does have great taste!

All of your cards today are a delight, I love the shaker, it is beautiful and great use of the heart to make another card, the heart is gorgeous! Lots of love here today!! Hugs, Anne xx

Kate said...

Gorgeous cards but I especially love the shaker card! I love the black and pink along with the the sequins. Now I want to go make Valentine's cards.
Kate

Gayatri said...

Amazing cards. Great vivid colours.Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Congratulations Autumn! I know why she picked your card! I love it as much! Keep those lovely love cards coming!
Jackie xo

Joi at RR said...

YEAH - Congratulations on your TOP PICKS choice Autumn - so well deserved - your card it COMPLETELY WONDERFUL. In fact, all of them are SUPER. What a great variety of creative fun. Xj.

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Fabulous inspirational valentine cards, love the designs!
Hugs Donna xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Absolutely love them all!! The shaker card is a stunner and I love that you used the inside of the die cut to create another card .. they both look wonderful! Love that heart die on the third card .. so sweet! All of them are absolutely gorgeous and congratulations on having one of your cards chosen as a blog feature .. totally deserved too, it is stunning!! Have a fabulous day!! hugs x

Denise van Deventer said...

Fabulous cards....the colours so perfect! ;-)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Autumn! I thought I’d left a comment on this post, but apparently it didn’t take. Likely a user problem lol. Beautiful Valentine assortment. I especially like your first two with the incredible use of that large stamp. How genius of you to create to cards with it! Each of your pretty designs is a delight! Hugs, de

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards, such a great inspiration, Autumn. Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!

Barbara

Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

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pearshapedcrafting said...

All of these are totally gorgeous! Chrisx

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