Friday, February 1, 2013


Ah, today was a day to make Valentines.

The first one I made was to enter the Thursday Challenge on the Ai blog.
You can find more info about that here:

The challenge was to use the paper piecing technique...that's where you stamp on different paper( in this case, I stamped the image on a red & white stripped paper) and then cut out the heart Val is holding and adhered it to the original image which had been stamped on white cardstock and colored with copics. 
I took it one step more and cut the entire image out.  See the fine scroll lines on his bow...I cut those off the image( who in their right mind would try and cut around those things!)..then when I repositioned Val  on the large white background heart, I drew the lines back in with a Zig millennium pen size 005.

The other valentine I made today was for the Splitcoast Stamper Free 4 All Friday Challenge:

I love the CAS ( clean and simple) look.
I used washi tape, Quickutz heart die, and paper smooches sentiment stamp...
.a little sponging with ink for shading , white gel pen for highlights and
Wa La ...done!
Thanks for stopping by!
till next time,


  1. This is fantastic!! SO darn cute! I just got this funny cupid as well and love him. You did a great job with the coloring and paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. Renee

  2. Gorgeous cards Doni!!!! Your coloring is FABULOUS! Especially the 'striped' heart from the cupid, cute, cute, cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impression's challenge!