"Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched."
--------------Miguel de Cervantes
I'm here with my second post of the day. This is a fun little Valentine I made for my hubby. He never looks at my blog, so he'll never know! Ha!! :)
I used the Unity Monthly "Be Inspired" Challenge colors for this. Aren't these just delicious???? I love the twilight look of this combination and thought it would work well for a masculine Valentine. What do you think???
I Versamarked it over and over....sometimes with and sometimes without my brayer.....and sprinkled and zapped layer after layer of purple, deep blue, pink, and white embossing powders. YUM!!! After I got the effect I wanted, I sponged Distress Ink - Seedless Preserves all over it and gently wiped the excess off the embossed areas with a baby wipe. I totally am a mad chemist when it comes to embossing powders!!!! Bwaaaaahahahahaha!!!!! :)
Hubby and I both love owls and this is not the first owl card I have made for him and posted. Here's one I made a while back. For today's card, I used a cute little Unity owl I got in a grab bag. I wanted to put her on a stump or a limb or something, so I snagged a stamp from my Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods set. I heat embossed (same purple and blue EPs used in background) and fussy cut both images from scraps and snippets of white cardstock.
To make it look like she actually was perched there, I cut the image below her tummy and put her tail behind the stump and her body in front. Do you like how it turned out? I think it looks pretty good.
Now, since it is a Valentine, it must have hearts, right? I took some of the fun Scrapbook-Adhesive adhesive foam hearts and covered them in some blue glitter. This was the first time I had ever tried doing that. I was surprised how firmly I had to press the hearts down into the glitter to get good coverage. But I love how they look on the card.
Finally, everything got mounted on some Core'dinations blue cardstock and then put on a white card base. I just love how it all turned out. I think hubby will like it, too. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by to look at my projects. I love all your comments. If you feel so inclined, I would love for you to become a follower, also. It is a tremendous encouragement to me to see my little sidebar thingy fill up with your sweet portraits!! :)
Have a lovely weekend!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity Be Inspired Challenge - Jan. 8 - Feb. 11 - Color Inspiration
2. Unity Happy Friends with Flair Link-Up
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
4. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #228 - Embossing
5. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 160 - Use snippets/scraps