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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Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

Holly 

DIY Cookie Bag + Folded Heart Tag by Holly // Homemade with Love Day #4

Hi everyone.. it’s Holly here today! I hope you are enjoying our Handmade with Love series so far. Today is day #4 and I created a tag to go along with some cookies I packaged up for a friend.

DIY Cookie Bag + Folded Heart Tag by Holly // Homemade with Love Day #4 - rightathomeshop.com

I started by packaging the cookies (chocolate chip, YUM!!) into a cello bag and then I added the bag to a fun box from my stash with a velcro closure. Then I added some gold striped ribbon around the top. I liked the way the gold looked with the off white stripes so I went with some vanilla cardstock for my tag.

DIY Cookie Bag + Folded Heart Tag by Holly // Homemade with Love Day #4 - rightathomeshop.com

I die cut the heart folded tag from the Folded Sweetheart Die Set from some vanilla card stock. I die cut the "thank you" from the Script Greetings Die Set from some gold glitter cardstock and some vanilla. Then I adhered the die cut over part of the heart so the flap was still able to open. On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Script Greetings stamp set in black ink. Then I stamped the lips from the Be Mine set in red ink.

DIY Cookie Bag + Folded Heart Tag by Holly // Homemade with Love Day #4 - rightathomeshop.com

I adhered the tag to the large ribbon with some gold baker’s twine. There is some removable adhesive on the back of the "you" part of the script die cut to keep it closed but allow the recipient to open the note.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to join us tomorrow for day #5!

Holly

Folded Sweetheart Die Set Love You Card by Nicole // RAH Stamps Be Mine Release

Hello loves!

Valentine's Day is just a few short days away which has me scrambling to get all my last minute card projects together. The idea for this card has been sitting back in the nooks and crannies of my brain and I'm so excited I was finally able to translate it to paper. This card features my Folded Sweetheart Die Set (only a few left!!) as well as the other items from my Be Mine release. Instead of using the die to make a stand-alone note, I adhered it to the front of a card to make it even more interactive. See what I mean below!

Folded Sweetheart Die Set Love You Card by Nicole // RAH Stamps Be Mine Release - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I used the die set to cut all my pieces from cardstocks of varying hues. I wanted to add a pattern to the front of my folded heart so I used the lip stamp from the Be Mine set and a coordinating ink color. I love the tone-on-tone effect! I also created a little white tag from the die set and used the "eye heart you" stamp which fits perfectly onto it.

Folded Sweetheart Die Set Love You Card by Nicole // RAH Stamps Be Mine Release - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Once I had all the pieces adhered and folded together, I added it to the center of a stitched panel that I stamped with my Watercolor Background Stamp. The bold stripes act as the perfect backdrop for my folded heart and sentiment. I went back and forth with the idea of using the "love you" die from the set along the bottom of my panel. It didn't stand out enough against the red so I cut out another one from pink paper and layered it underneath.

Folded Sweetheart Die Set Love You Card by Nicole // RAH Stamps Be Mine Release - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Here's a peek at what's inside the folded heart. This sentiment is from the Be Mine set as well, however, any of the ones included on the set fit perfectly inside the white interior heart.

Isn't this card just adorbs?! I love the way it turned out. Hopefully I can crank out a few more before Tuesday...wish me luck!

Nicole