Two Happy Valentine's Day Watercolor Cards Using Ranger Distress Oxide Inks

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!

It’s Holly here today and I’ve got TWO fun valentines that are perfect for that special someone. For the first one, I’m using the Kiss Kiss stamp set and the banner from the Folded Gift Tag Die Set.

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I started by creating a watercolor background with some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide. I set that panel aside to dry and stamped several of the hearts from the Kiss Kiss set using some pigment inks from Mama Elephant. I heat set the inks with my heat gun on low and then I added the sentiments in the hearts with some Sweet Gelato Ink from WPlus9. You get a better result with a dye ink over a pigment ink. You can see on two of my hearts the sentiment isn’t as crisp, these are the ones I used the pigment ink to stamp with. I cut each of the hearts out and adhered them down the front of the panel using alternating with foam adhesive to give some dimension.

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I die cut the banner from some White and stamped the sentiment from the Be Mine stamp set using the same Sweet Gelato Ink. I adhered the banner with some foam tape and added a few mixed pink sequins from Neat and Tangled. So cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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I started the next one by heat-embossing the lips and heart images using some white embossing powder onto a piece of watercolor paper. Then I added some Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink and a few splatters of Black Soot Distress paint. I set that piece aside to dry naturally and then I die cut the heart from the Folded Sweetheart Die set. Then I stamped the XOXO in black ink and added some of the lips in the Candied Apple ink as well. If you haven’t tried stamping with your Distress Oxide inks give it a try, you get a great image every time. I adhered the heart to the background panel with some foam tape. 

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I die cut the banner from the Folded Tag Die set  and heat embossed the "Happy Valentine’s Day" sentiment. Then I adhered the banner over the heart with some additional foam tape. I wanted to have a little pop of sparkle so I added some Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I wasn’t sure about this card at first but I really like that pop of black! 

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Be sure to head over to the shop and see the latest release...it’s flying off the shelves!

Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

Holly 

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks

Morning, love bird!

Hope your week is off to a lovely start. I'm back today with another Valentine's Day themed project, however, today's is even more special because I'm featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks! 

I was introduced to her line of inks last fall and I've been hooked ever since. I have almost the entire collection (crying over the Be Mine color released in her Stamp of Approval box!) and can't wait to pick up her newest Zen Garden collection. Luckily, I had plenty of colors in my current stash to create today's card.

Let's get started...

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I started off this card with my fluffy pink clouds created using the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil. I used an ink blending tool and It's a Girl from CPD to create this dreamy skyscape. Once I was happy with the color saturation I die-cut the panel with the rectangle from my Sweet Stitches Die Set. It adds a whimsical stitching detail to the edges which I love.

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Next I moved on to creating my sweet bird using my Cozy Cardinal stamp and die set. Who said this bird was just for the holidays?! For the body I used It's a Girl, for the head piece, tail and cheeks I used Party Dress, Rockin' Red for the dots on the head piece and stomach and Orange Twist for the beak. I stamped the feet and eyes using Midnight. I just adore this color combo!

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To give my love bird something to sit on I stamped the branch from the set using Icing on the Cake and a few leaves using Green Tea and Eucalyptus. I have to say...these greens are beautiful. Green is one of my favorite colors and the hues of these shades are perfection. 

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I popped all these elements on to my background, towards the bottom so I had enough space to stamp a sentiment in the top corner. I used the "love ya" sentiment from my new Love Ya set and the Rockin' Red ink. I wanted to be sure it stood out against the background. Around the sentiment I added three hearts from the Cozy Cardinal set stamped with It's a Girl. 

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And my tweet Cozy Cardinal card using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks was finished! I hope you like the result. There are also some pretty purples in her line that would work as well if that's what you prefer! 

If you have some of these inks (or the entire collection, like me!), let me know your fave colors in the comments below!

Nicole

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Right at Home Stamps January Release Valentine's Day Cards + Projects Round-Up

T-minus three days until Valentine's Day!

Are you ready? Do you have all your sweet treats packed and bundled with love? If you still need a few ideas for cards, gift bags, or even a banner today's post is perfect for you. Over the past two weeks I've posted a new project idea everyday and today I'm compiling them all together for easy reference. 

Let's get started...

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Day #1: Folded Airplane Die Set Valentines

I kicked off the series with the sweetest little valentines using my Folded Airplane Die Set. I made about six different designs using all the elements (+ the coordinating stamp!) included in the set. 

Day #2: Folded Gift Bag Die Set Felt + Paper Valentines Treat Bags

On day two I brought to life one of my visions for the Folded Gift Bag Die Set: a fuzzy, felt treat bag! Definitely learned a thing or two about working with felt from this project but the results were oh so worth it. 

Day #3: Letterboard Love Die Set Valentines Gift Cards

This next project I had way too much fun with. I couldn't decide what item to use as the "I love you more than"...coffee, donuts, cake? I ultimately decided on fries and popped a little surprise gift card inside. 

Day #4: You Make My Hear Soar Folded Airplane Die Set Card

Throughout the post series I wanted to be sure to show how you can use all these new items in multiple ways. Today I shared my first A2 card using the Folded Airplane Die Set. I'm so in love with the color palette and whimsy of this card. 

Day #5: Love Ya Folded Gift Bag Die Set Card

The theme continued on into the next day with this card using the Folded Gift Bag Die Set. The dimension and playfulness of this card is too cute. The bag could also serve as a pocket for a slipping a gift card inside. Just be mindful of where you put your adhesive underneath!

Day #6: I Love You Candy Hearts Background Folded Airplane Die Set Card

This next card is a bit simpler and can help you make use of scrap pieces of cardstock laying around. My inspiration for this card was obviously the little candy heart treats we loved eating as a kid expect mine have a bit cuter phrases if you ask me. I mean, totes adorbs?! 

Day #7: Happy (Heart) Day Ticket Valentines

These tickets are perhaps the only ones I would ever be happy to receive. These ones are bright, colorful, and help us feel loved...unlike those other ones that cost us money and frustration. Beware of the bestie tax though! Your next coffee date may be on you. *wink wink*

Day #8: Flat Vellum + Paper Valentines Treat Bags

When designing the Folded Gift Bag Die Set I originally wanted it to create these flat, glassine-like bags for small treats. However, after second thought I figured I'd make the bag a bit more dimensional. Luckily, I figured out a way to make my dream bags from the set anyways!

Day #9: Heart Shaker Card Using Die-Cuts + Tulle

For this card, I was inspired by a leftover piece of cardstock I had punched some hearts out of. I grabbed some foam tape and little shaker bits and made this Valentine’s shaker card! Oh, and the tulle obsession continues from yesterday’s project...and may or may not be featured on tomorrow's as well. 

Day #10: Love Ya Vellum + Paper Heart Banner

For my final post I decided to create a little decor for my room. I used up a few leftover hearts I had lying around from throughout the week and added some stamping, tulle (duh) and twine. The result was this banner that gives me all the heart eyes. 

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Phew! Did you make it to the end? If you did, let me know which post was your favorite in the comments below. 

Although I'm sad that my valentines crafting spree has come to a close (I may still continue until March 1st, tbh) I'm excited to move on to spring! 

Hope you have a love filled day!

Nicole

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