I hardly ever make Valentine’s Day cards since we don’t really celebrate it, so I had a bit of difficulty figuring out how to participate in the current CASology challenge “sweetheart”. Then I remembered that the Hog heaven stamp set had a hog holding a heart, that would be perfect for this challenge.
The thing about clean and simple cards is that they are so minimalistic that I feel the few elements I use have to be perfect (or as close to perfection as I can get). And I often end up thinking that my coloring isn’t good enough (practice makes perfect at some point I guess) and this card isn’t any exception.
I colored the hog with copics, and to keep the background simple I kept it all white and instead of coloring I made a pattern using a circle die. Some of the pieces I added directly to the card and other I adhered with foam squares to give the background some interest. I actually made a background with the same technique here.
- Hog Heaven stamp set from MFT stamps colored with copics.
- Rectangle and circle dies from Lawn Fawn
- Wink of stella
- Red dye ink from Lawn Fawn.