Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Fun with Blockhead Stamps

Hello Friends,
How is your week going?  Going pretty good here.  I have two more Valentine's Day cards to share with you today.  The cards are made with stamps from the Ghastlie Gang.  This is another fabulously whimsical set from Di sold at Blockheads Paper Arts.

Material List:
Stamps: Ghastlie Gang from Blockheads Paper Arts
            Love Sentiment-Flowers Daisy Set
Inks: Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk from Memento
CS: Solar White from Neenah; reds, pinks, white, and lavender
Distress Inks: (on second card) Fired Brick, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Dusty Concord from Ranger
Distressing Tool from Ranger
Copic Markers
Spellbinders-Classic Scalloped Hearts, Classic Ovals Large
Sizzix Die -Oval
Score Pad

This lovely lady(?) is stamped on Solar White CS with Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic Markers.   I cut the image and pink CS with the heart die.    The card base is made from bright pink CS and layered with red CS.   I stamped the word love in the lower corner and added a bow.  Ain't she sweet??

To make the background for card number two, I started with a piece of white CS.  Add distress inks with the distressing tool and cover all of the white CS.  When you like what you have, score lines down the CS using a score pad.  Using the distressing tool and Dusty Concord Distress ink, lightly go over the score lines.  Don't press on the lines because they will flatten.  Just lightly touch them to highlight the lines with the ink.   Make card base from lavender CS.  Add background piece to card base.

Stamped the image on Solar White CS and color with Copic Markers.  Cut out the colored image with Spellbinders die.  Cut the scallop oval with a Sizzix die.  Add both to card front.  Stamp "hug" with Rhubarb Stalk ink.    Add ribbon and a small die cut heart.

How about a few fun challenges??!!!

Craft Your Passion: anything goes-no DP
I Copic : hearts
Lollipop Crafts: Valentines
Scrap Creations: Valentines
Sweet Stamping: The one I love
Victorine Originals: Valentines
Shopping Our Stash: Valentines

I love working with these images.  They are so fun.  Don't they make you laugh??!!    The Blockheads Technique Challenge is still open.  The Technique is "Chalk Attraction".  It is a really neat technique and much easier that it looks.  Give it a try.  Are you getting any Valentine's made?  I have one more to make and than I will be done.  Have a super day!  Love ya.


  1. Fabulous cards.Thanks for sharing with us this week at Craft your Passion.xxx

  2. Sweet cards, Karen. Cute images; they made me giggle. :)
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  3. These little guys are such a trip-- fun cards, Karen!!


  4. What a great cards ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Hugs, Janneke

  5. this is just so cute!

    Thank you for joining us at iCopic!
    Marie XX

  6. Hi Karen, what fab cards! Love those images they are just great, such fun.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  7. Two fantastic cards! Those are some really cute and fun images. I love the red and pink combo especially with how bright it looks. Gr8 job!
    Thank you for linking up with us at Lollipop Crafts!

  8. Fun images on two fantastic cards. And the colors are lovely. Beautifully done!

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  9. What fun cards! I love your colouring and use of the images which are a real hoot, so quirky and delightful at the same time ;0) I love your background that looks like paneling too! I will definitely give that a go with my scoreboard and distress inks for sure!

  10. OMG this are so funny image and cute card :-)) thanks so much for playing with lollipopcrafts- hugs Joanna

  11. LOL! Such cute cards - images are hilarious!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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