Quick and easy Valentine's Day cards using Kelly Purkey stamps
Checking in for a quick post to share a few Valentine's Day cards I made using the Kelly Purkey Shop You're A Lifesaver stamp set.
I'm not a card maker. Not really. I can remember every single card I've ever made because there's that few of them to account for. And a lot of times, I buy cards (gasp!) because there are so many pretty ones out there!
But, I'm a mom. And with that, comes the goodie bag making that drives me a little insane. (I think I was the only parent who secretly loved the no-goodie-bag rule at my daughter's preschool.) Most holidays and special occasions, we don't do a lot but because my daughter's class is so small, it's hard for me to say "no" when she asks if we can do something for her friends.
So, for this Valentine's Day, we put together goodie bags and to go inside said goodie bags, we decided to make cards. We split up the task. She made the girls' cards and I was in charge of making the boys' cards.
Using the above-mentioned stamp set, white cardstock, black ink and some watercolor paints, I whipped these babies out in about 15 minutes. Super proud.
After creating card bases from white cardstock, I stamped my sentiment, "I'm stuck on you" in a sort of cloud, off to the right-hand side. Using the stamping off technique (or generation stamping to some) provided variation and a little depth to the sentiment cluster.
Next, I used the glue bottle stamp on watercolor paper and quickly added color to the image. Once the paint was dry, I added the texture stamp and cut the images out. I guess I could've stamped the texture portion before I watercolored, but it worked out fine.
I adhered the glue bottles to the card base using foam pop dots, added a gold star sequin to the center, and called it done.
Quick and easy.
Exactly how I like my card-making to be.
Thank you so much for following along! I should be back later this week with a full round-up of my projects for the Kelly Purkey January release.
'Til then, Happy crafting!