Hello! I am thrilled that Vanessa and the other ladies asked me to fill in for a little longer! Now that the Christmas holidays are over, I'm moving on to the next winter holiday...Valentine's Day! My husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, but I love to give little valentine cards to him and my friends and family anyway!
Puffins are one of my most favorite animals and when I saw the Love Puffin set from Avery Elle I knew I would be making a set of valentines with it! I started by cutting cardstock to make 4-bar sized cards and then masked off 3/4 of an inch on both sides. I used various colors of Distress Ink and a blending tool to blend a gradient of color up the middle of my cards.
I stamped the puffin onto watercolor cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and watercolored them with Distress Inks mixed with Perfect Pearls. Of course there are matching dies, but I ended up fussy cutting these little guys. I cut out stitched hills using MFT stitched snowdrift dies and added my puffins and other elements to complete my cards.
That's all for today! I hope that I'll be asked to come back and design for the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop again, but it is goodbye for now! Thank you for all the love you've shown me during my stay!