I have 2 cards for you today. The first is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (use a stencil).
This card was super simple to make. It's actually one layer; I just laid the stencil over the top and then used my ink blending tool to blend 3 different colors of pink into the card base. I die cut the hugs die and then embossed the rest of the sentiment on black and cut the fishtail in the banner. That was it! I laid down some silver thread on the base before I adhered everything. That allowed the adhesive from all the parts to keep the thread in place.
Next up is a card that I made for a friend's birthday. February is another extremely busy birthday month for me, so I'm starting to get a jump start on all the cards I'll need!
I fell in love with this set from Clearly Besotted the second I saw it! It has perfect images for all the boys/men in our lives. I have a friend that is constantly tinkering with electronics. He always has some sort of project going! This card was made especially for him. I used an idea from Kelly Latevola for the background. It looks just like party lights! I stamped all of my robots and then masked them off. I blended distress inks into the background with my blending tool and then used a small circle stamp from another set to create the "lights". After all that was done, I removed the masks and simply colored my images with copics. I added a bit of "ground" beneath them with some light grays.