Thursday, January 24, 2019

Humorous But Masculine Valentine

I wanted to create a valentine that would appeal to men and thought a cute "scene" card featuring two dogs trying to get together in a florist shop would be fun.  One dog is peering out over the window sill as the other dog is using a crate to try and climb inside.

Humorous Masculine Valentine
To create my scene, I combined the January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit with two pups from MFT's Lucky Dog stamp set.    I love both sets! First I created a background using Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Bricked Layering Stencil and Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Stone ink.  The stencil was not quite wide enough for the full card so I stenciled the right side and blended toward the middle, then stenciled the left side blending so that my A2 card was fully covered.  I think the bricks turned out well.

Next I stamped (on Xpress It paper), colored (with Copics) and die cut the images with my new Gemini Junior.  I then embossed the sentiment on the window.  Using foam tape, I adhered my scene to the background.                                                                                                                                   
Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Stone Ink

  •  I am very pleased that this card was selected “Top 5” in the Allsorts Challenge:

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  • And Pile It On Sweet Sprinkles Award.

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I think this is a fun card and I am excited to enter it in the following challenges:

A Blog Named Hero Crafter's Choice Challenge I received my January Hero Arts Kit this week and couldn't wait to start playing with it!  I tried to attach the graphic but I received an error message. 

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #325 I was inspired by the Love theme, the hearts & flowers and the colors green, pink and red.
Cards In Envy Love Me or My Pets Challenge Love and Pets...what could be a better theme?

Allsorts Make it Masculine Challenge  This is my first time to enter this challenge.  This is the valentine I made for my husband.

I hope you enjoy the card...I sure had fun making it!



  1. Super make with great fun images, great background and some really lovely elements.
    Thank you for joining our 'Make it Masculine' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  2. This is the cutest scene ever! I just love it. It's so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy this week

  3. A super fun creation for our 'Make it Masculine' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. LOVE this scene ♥ so cute with the puppies

  5. This is fabulous Karen, such fun and you have great colouring skills. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  6. How adorable is this! I love scene cards! This is a great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On! Hope we will see you again! Tammy DT

  7. Oh my goodness! Your card is just darling. I love the puppy peeking through window. And your background and coloring is lovely. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy.

  8. This is Karen Bull a design team member from A Blog Named Hero. Love this month's challenge - Crafter's Choice has been so fun! Thank you for playing along this month.


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