February 5, 2015

Hello.....Valentine!

Hi Everyone!  It's Sonya from Sonya's Paper Trail and I am sharing a Valentine's Day card with you today.  I have been trying to use my Copic markers more this year, so no better time to break them out then when making Valentines!  

Check out this sweet card:


I started off by using two scraps of patterned paper from the Echo Park "Love Story" 6 by 6 paper pad to create my background.  I stamped the sentiment at the bottom using an older CTMH stamp set called "Whooo's Your Valentine". The image of the girl and "Hello" are from My Favorite Things Stamps "Best Friends" stamp set.  I colored the image with Copics, then added a few Stickles to her bow and flower.  Instead of stamping on a boring shape...I cut out a heart with a mat using my Cameo and used that to stamp the image on.  I inked the edges and added a few pearl accents.  The best tip I can give you from making this card....that crinkle ribbon?  Yes, it is indeed cute, but I struggle sometimes with how to use it with much success.  If you straighten it out, it looses some pizzazz, but if you leave it bunched up, it doesn't stick well using really any adhesive I tried.  When this happens, I go a bit "old school" and break out my hot glue gun!   Yep, that did the trick!  Just a thin line of hot glue and gently press down the crinkle ribbon and you get a nice result.  Be careful, though....the ribbon is thin and that glue can get HOT!  

I hope you have a great day!

Cheers,
Sonya



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