I picked-up some fun Marvel Comics stickers to make some masculine Valentine's Day Cards.
I started with Embossed spider webs using this week's CAS Colours & Sketches layout (although I fear I ventured a bit to far from CAS to link-up ... oh well, it happens). Stamped sentiment is from A Muse ... Valentine Sentiment was printed.
We're still creating with stickers this week at Jingle Belles. Hobby Lobby had all of there store brand products 50% off last week, so I picked-up a sheet of Holly Jolly Stickers in one of my favorite holiday color combinations.
I found three pieces of coordinating cardstock and the cards came together so quickly. I adore that little polar bear
And how about this adorable penguin. All I did was add some 3-D embossing to the card base.
And the final one features jolly old saint nick.
Can't wait to see what you create ... come join us.
... and then the swirl blinging began with oh-so-elegant Gold Pearls.
One thing I really love about Eyelet Outlet Swirl Bling is that they come attached to clear acetate, so you can lay the bling over your project to see what they will look like before you start adhering them. That allows me to trim and reposition if necessary to get just the look I want.
And of course, I couldn't resist finishing with two pieces of Heart Jewel Bling that practically SCREAM Valentine's Day.
I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. I love how all of the crafty companies are releasing exciting new products. So many of my crafty friends are at the CHA Creativation Event in Phoenix getting to see it all first hand ... and I won't lie, I'm jealous. Jealous of the selfies ... them creating new product samples & attending classes. Projects that I have made using manufacturer products have been on display at the annual craft show, but I have never quite figured out how to get myself there ... some day I will.
So instead, I did a little shopping for crafty supplies. Hobby Lobby had all of their store brand products 50% off, so I stocked-up on supplies including some fun new papers. When I saw the current Pin-Sights Challenge photo, I knew it was the perfect time to break out some of them.
I drilled in on the gorgeous grey combined gold and a pop of aquamarine blue ... as well as a happy, uplifting sentiment.
I can't quite figure out how to get my lighting positioned correctly to capture the metallic papers ... these are super-shiny. I used Delicata Golden Glitz Ink on my pineapple and the background of my flower. The rest is stamped in Aquamarine.
As I hunted through my stash, there were quite a few things I shook my head at, but the biggest WHY was this large skull & crossbones punch. It weighs a ton, takes up space, and seriously ... what do you make with it? (If you'd like one, you can find it here).
I decided a snarky birthday card was in order. I punched the skulls from Pink Glitter paper for a bit of deathly pizzazz.