During my recent craft weekend, I brought along some new My Favorite Things stamps to color with my Copic Markers. The sentiments lend themselves to Valentine's as well as Christmas / Holidays, so I decided to make some V-day cards. I have been wanting to try cutting felt with my Sizzix dies, and found some thick wool felt in a rich red color while in Kansas City at Urban Arts and Crafts. I thought it might be too thick for the dies, but it actually cut like butter! I was looking for a heart shape, and found a couple in my stash. One was inside a heart charm. So, I was able to use both the heart charm (on a later card), and the heart cutout from inside it. I also cut two heart eyelet shapes from the felt with the leftovers from the first cuts (see posts for the next couple days). I really like this! Since I already own the dies, all I need is the felt to make my own homemade embellishments. In 2010 I really want to use more of what I already have on hand for crafting and for life in general. Anyway, here is the first card and a closeup of the felt heart. Oh, and I had one small strip of one of the two sided paper that was just the right size to run through the lace. It's the opposite side of the polka-dot paper. I'll share two more cards over the next couple of days, so come back for a visit!
Stamps: Pure Innocence Snow Day by My Favorite Things
Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento
Paper: Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up, 29th Street Market by My Mind's Eye, White by Neenah
Accessories: white thread, lace, White Vintage Button by Papertrey Ink, red wool felt, Charm Frames die by Sizzix, black pen, Copic Markers