This is another card that uses the Valentine Defined stamp set which is retired. The tree in this set is one of the cutest trees I have ever seen. What a wonderful idea to make the leaves out of hearts. If you look carefully, you will notice that the tree is two colors. I decided to use my Stampin' Up! markers for this card so I could define the trunk and the leaves. But we will get to that in a moment. My colors for this card are Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla and Basic Black. The base card is Old Olive. I then added a layer of Basic Black on top of it. I cut a piece of Elegant Eggplant for the next layer. Before attaching it, I watermarked it with a heart stamp using VersaMark ink. This gave a nice heart border to the card. I then took a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the tree on one side. I colored the trunk with the Olive marker and the hearts with the Eggplant one. I repeated the use of these markers on the "Love" that is stamped as the greeting. I then stamped little hearts in Eggplant to accent the tree and greeting. I then repeated the layers, only smaller this time. Start with Old Olive, then Basic Black and then Very Vanilla. On the Vanilla piece, I stamped the definition of Valentine using Eggplant ink. Voila! A nice Valentine ready to give to a love one.
Well while this blog may be brief, I hope you enjoyed it. I will return tomorrow with another card. Will it be another Valentine? Tune in tomorrow to find out. Until then, thanks for dropping in and please come back!!