Monday, February 9, 2015

Stanley Valentine



Today I'm showcasing Stanley Valentine, one of two digi-only sets released this month from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I started off by combining the flower borders and Stanley in my Word software and printing the image twice. The second Stanley is layered directly on top of the main one, as are the heart balloons.  Both the image and the flower borders are colored with Pan Pastels (Burnt Sienna, Red Iron Oxide, Pearlescent Red, Pearlescent Yellow) and then layered on top of some tulle.

 I decided to create a tag using one of my new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs (Tags and More 1 - Lace) which die cut the top and intricate cut outs at the top of my kraft paper.


The small hearts behind the focal point are actually the negative pieces die cut from the Die-Versions Love Doily.  Bubble Gum glitter was added to his nose and Caution Yellow glitter creates the sparkle in each of the flower centers.  

I printed the sentiment, part of the set, onto cardstock, die cut it with a Taylored Expressions die (Simple Tabs), and heat set the tag with Sparkle embossing powder.  The balloons were also covered with VersaMark and heat set with Sparkle embossing powder for a shimmery look.


13 comments:

Annie said...

such a stunning sweet card Anne. The little guy is so sweet. Sending you best wishes
Annie x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so sweet Anne. The little hearts in the background are so cute along with the tulle.

Lori Kobular said...

Ahh! What a cute bear Stanley is! Great idea for a tag, love the glitter on his nose and the embossing on the balloons!

Joan Ervin said...

Stanley is sooo cute, Anne...he's beautifully colored and what a great idea to add the tulle in the background!!! The little hearts in the background and all the sparkle are such fun details!!!!

Linda Simpson said...

What a little cutie, love the tulle, a beautiful card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Love the netting behind this little guy! So cute and what a wonderful sparkly nose he has.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Stanley is so adorable, Anne!! I love his sparkly nose!! The tag is awesome...another die I now need!! The hearts in the background are fabulous! Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love all your latest makes Anne, this little guy is just too cute!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Tammy said...

Ahh, what a cute valentine and Stanley is such a sweet bear! Love your tag!

Lena's Creations said...

Super cute tag, Anne. Love Stanley and all the added sparkle. The toulle adds a lovely touch.
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

NanaConnie said...

Great use of the tulle!

Donna Ellis said...

Your tag is so sweet with the tulle netting and popped up flowers, Anne!

Jacee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Anne and for your kind comment, I very much appreciate you joining, my 200th follower!! WELCOME.

(Can I just point out that most of my images are pre-coloured, I rarely colour myself)

I shall pop in and visit you as and when you post, I shall look forward to seeing more of your lovely designs.

Take care
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design