Saturday, February 14, 2009


Now I'm not going to pretend that this is an awesome card, or even one that I'm really pleased With it being Valentine's Day, I needed to make Steven a card. Being a letter carrier, I thought this mailbox image would be perfect! I have had this stamp forever. It has never been used and doesn't even say on it who manufactured it. But it's a big image and it certainly proved to be my challenge for today! Sorry the scan is so dark, I even photographed this card outside but I guess it didn't help.

The small greeting on the mailbox is from a tag image from Stampin' UP. I just used a black marker on the rubber so I would only get the small greeting and nothing else. The small hearts were all stamped and individually cut out. They are all from various Stampin' UP sets. I cut the end of the mailbox image so I could stuff all the little hearts inside.

The ink colors included Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Riding Hood Red. Rose Red and black Stazon.

Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Real Red, and Close to Cocoa designer paper.

I also used watercolor crayons with a blender to do the grey color of the mailbox. Can't forget the small red heart brads and my ticket punch from Stampin' UP.

I hope you all have a great Valentine's Day!