Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine Fishes

Hello! Just wanted to pop in and share a couple of Valentine's Day cards! Both of these were created for Winter's "Cards From The Heart" card drive! Hope the kiddos like them!!!

I used the negative space from a heart punch as a stencil to lightly outline the heart shape in pencil. Then, I stamped the fish---sometimes using the smaller fish and sometimes the larger one. I practiced this on scratch paper first to make sure it was going to work, making adjustments here and there until I found an arrangement that fit. I colored the fish with Copic Sketch Markers using one of my favorite color combos.

Next up, a little number using some Paper Smooches goodies:

That cow cracks me up!!! And I couldn't resist stamping those lips (from Inkadinkado) over the "smooches" sentiment!'s your week going?

A couple of my neighbors/girlfriends (whom I totally adore) came over to my place for lunch today! I set up a little salad bar with mixed greens, roasted chicken, avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, roasted red peppers, carrots, vegetable pasta, and parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Yum! We ate lunch, sipped on some New Zealand wine (Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc), had some little chocolates for dessert, and just chatted away for hours! It was a great way to spend a cold, windy afternoon in the mountains!


Valentine Fishes:
Stamps: Critters In The Sea, Harold's ABCs, and heart from Making Frosty Friends (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Blazing Red StazOn (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Love Me (My Mind's Eye)
Dies: little dot scraps from Tag Sale 1 (Papertrey Ink)
Scalloped Heart Punch (Marvy Uchida)
Quickie Glue Pen: (Sakura)

Stamps: Chubby Chums (Paper Smooches), heart from Perpetual Bliss (Paper Smooches), lips from Heartful of Love (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Cherry (American Crafts)
Cardstock: Stampers' Select White (Papertrey Ink), Cherry Splash (Bazzill Basics), Charcoal (DeNami Design)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Embroidery Floss: White (Janlynn)
Quickie Glue Pen: (Sakura)
3D Foam Tabs: (Tombow)
AtYou Spica Glitter Pen: Clear (Too Marker Products Inc)     



Glenda J said...

Sounds like an amazing lunch with your friends! Love it! Your cards are fabulous! The colours and layouts are perfect!

Emily Keaton said...

These cards are absolutely brilliant, Lisa! Your girlfriend lunch sounds amazing. Yes, the perfect way to spend a cold windy afternoon in the mountains :-)

~Tammy~ said...

Cute Lisa! Sounds like you had fun! Yay you!

Jean Martin said...

These are adorable!!!!!! Oh my goodness!!!! Thanks for sharing this!!! :)

Karen B. said...

Most adorable! So glad that you got to spend some time with the girls!

Karen Mead said...

I love your cute valentines cards:)I hope you are well - hugs xx

Paulina said...

LOVE both of these cards- especially the fishie heart! Seriously, where do you come up with these genius ideas? :)

Jinny Newlin said...

These are absolutely adorable and completely perfect for Winter's Card Drive, Lisa! It's so nice of you! And thank you so much for the little stop you made by my blog. It means so much to me!

Lisa Elton said...

How did I miss these adorable cards!!??!! I am swooning over the heart of fishes...TOO CUTE!