Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine's Day Inspirations

Just posting a couple of Valentine's Day cards that I made for my nieces. As usual, the inspiration was found in many places:

Card 1 (Elephant):
Card 2 (Girl):

I played around with Dustin Pike's sketch quite a bit because I really wanted to make a wiper card. The picture doesn't show it well but basically the little Suzy's Zoo angel pops up when the card is opened. I left the side of the card purposefully blank so that I can write in a mushy, lovey-dovey message (which I will not inflict on you) to my niece. I absolutely adore the elephant image which is (of course) from Dustin Pike. The polka dot paper was a freebie from a card making magazine.

This card also uses a Dustin Pike image - isn't she adorable? I used more of the card making magazine free paper as well as some scrap ribbon. I have to do more practicing, but I also tried a new technique called "feathering" on the skirt. This was in answer to a challenge on Copic Creations. Check out Marianne Walker's great tutorial to learn more about using this cool method of combining colours!


  1. too cute, thanks for joining us in this weeks challenge :)

  2. Aww what a cute elephant!
    Thank you for joining in the ABC this time.
    Cathy xx

  3. Awww...BOTH cards are adorable! So glad you could join us at the Copic Creations Challenge! hugz, Mary