13 February, 2022

Stamping: You're Too Sweet, Valentine's Inspired Card


At the end of 2021, first suggested to me randomly while scrolling Pinterest, I became obsessed with Eline's Animals by the company Marianne Design. I've slowly been getting into shaped dies, instead of just relying on my Cameo (which always refuses to cut correctly for me, because I didn't learn it well enough), and adorable animals is really a gateway for me into *any* new thing. I first saw cats, and the store I found was having a sale as they didn't have many of the cat sets left. Sales and rarity is guaranteed to make me buy, so I picked some up as well as a few other sets that I thought my community would like to see me create with and receive as gifts. 

From there it's been me trolling for new ideas and designs. Including this interesting 6x6 circle die with the cut out windows in it, as well as the bunny. I don't have solid colour cardstock in my inventory so I decided to use my Distress Oxide inks to colour the bunny and add some splashes. A friend of mine said he looked like a chocolate bunny for easter and that suddenly inspired me. I had cut out two of these circle frames when the die arrived, just to put it together, no project in mind, and with that chocolate bunny inspiration I had the perfect idea of this bunny.

I paired him with a ton of sweet-themed stamped images from my favourite companies including Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn, and The Greeting Farm. I store my stamps by theme, so it was very easy for me to navigate to my "food" category and just find any stamp that I thought might work for this project. This is why I prefer my storage method as if I had to take out all of these sets individually to find the images it'd be at least 5 separate sets in different locations.

I don't celebrate Valentine's, but if you do, I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of sweetness!