Cardmaking and Card Challenges · The Crafty Crab

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is the first time I’ve posted in months…OK, it’s really been over a year. Yikes.

I’m becoming more active in my card making, and plan to be posting more regularly. I hope I remember how to do this!

For my husband’s Valentine’s Day card this year, I was inspired by MFT Color Challenge #39:

I wanted something more masculine (for obvious reasons), and was trying to avoid using too much pink. In using Distress Inks, I achieved a really lovely watercolor effect, and was able to soften the reds, blues and greys. I also got *just* a hint of pink flush in my little ewe’s cheeks!

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Here’s a closeup:

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Products used include:

  • Avery Elle Clear Stamps: Hogs and Kisses
  • Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink: Tuxedo Black
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Stormy Sky, Candied Apple, and Tattered Rose
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock, 4.25″ x 5.5″, 118#
  • Core’dinations ColorCore: Pastels Card Set, A2, 80#

I hope all of you out there enjoy your own celebrations of the heart, whether on February 14 or any other day of the year!


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