Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Valentines for Friends
I love Valentine's Day. I know a lot of people think it's a dumb holiday, but I truly love it. It's one of my favorites, actually. I think I like it so much because it gives me the opportunity and reminds me to tell the people that I love how much I love them, including my friends! (And all the chocolate isn't bad, either!)
So in honor of Valentine's Day and my friends, who are dear to me, I made this little Hambo Stamps valentine using some chipboard and some fun new paper I got today at Hobby Lobby (what a great sale this week!).
I stamped the Mailbox (0635) and Letter (o615) in Palette Noir Black ink, and then watercolored them with an aqua brush and reinkers. I used Gable Green, So Saffron and Purely Pomegranate ink. The sentiment (Friends - 1502) is stamped in Purely Pomegranate. My chipboard pieces (heart and arrow) are by The Paper Studio. I glued my paper to the chipboard, cut them out, and then sanded the edges with a sanding block. Designer paper is by The Paper Studio.
The mailbox is stamped twice and raised on dimensionals, and the letters are attached with glue dots and dimensionals. I cut out and layered my main image with Nestabilities. The letters have Crystal Stickles on the flaps.
Be sure to check out the Hambo Stamps blog today ("Talk to the Ham") and see what you might learn! (*wink!) Thanks for stopping by today, friends!