A Last Valentine's Day Card With Penny Black

Happy weekend everybody! Here comes one last Valentine's Day Card for this year, made with sweet Penny Black stamps:

I trimmed a panel of watercolor paper slightly smaller than an apricot card base and inked the top part using an ink blending tool and pink + apricot ink. Now I stamped the birds with black ink. Then I die-cut a heart shape from the bird couple in the middle and layered this with a heart that was die-cut from fun foam. Afterwards, I adhered the panel and the heart to the card. Finally, I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, notched one end and adhered it.

I hope you liked today's inspiration! Have a happy Valentine's Day tomorrow and thanks for stopping by!




Masculine Gift Bag

Hi everybody! Today I have a masculine gift bag to share. I made it with the new RG collection Lumberjack Days.

I adhered a piece of the plaid patterned paper to a Kraft gift bag. Then I die-cut a tag from FSJ Black Licorice cardstock and tied on FSJ Black Licorice Journey Thread. I die-cut the saw from FSJ Oatmeal Cookie cardstock and stamped the sentiment with FSJ Black Licorice Ink. Now I colored the handles of the saw with a black marker and adhered the die-cut to the tag. I stamped the face of the Lumberjack onto FSJ Oatmeal Cookie cardstock and colored it with colored pencils, then I fussy-cut the image and adhered it to the tag with FSJ medium Journey Foam Squares. Now I attached the tag to the bag with a clothespin.

I hope you like today's masculine project! For me, it is always a challenge to create something suitable for a man :) Find the whole Lumberjack Days products here in the catalog! And more inspiration here on Richard Garay's blog. Thanks for stopping by!



MFT Challenge Guest Designer Week 2

Hey everybody! It's time for a new sketch on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog and I am happy to be their guest again. Here comes sketch 267:

Another great one, don't you think? For my take, I replaced the tag with a rectangle and the square with flowers. Time for spring!

I started with a stitched rectangle that I die-cut from white cardstock. Then I applied ink to the bottom of the panel using an ink blending tool. Now I stamped and die-cut the flowers and arranged them with the rectangle onto my card to see where I wanted the leaves to be. After I was satisfied with the result, I removed everything and stamped the leaves onto the card base and the rectangle. I adhered the rectangle and the flowers with foam tape and added sequins. Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of cardstock and adhered it, too.

It was so fun to play with these flowers! I hope you'll join us this week! Find all the details and the samples of the MFT Design Team here on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog.

Thank you for stopping by!