Hi there crafty friends, it’s Cheiron here with an idea for some quick Valentine cards using the Tim Holtz Snarky Cat stamps. I combined these favorite stamps with some older favorite stamps sets – Crazy Talk and Crazy Things. These sets work perfectly together and I thought they would be great for some Mini Slimline Valentines. These Snarky Cats each have their own personalities and I think they all have different feelings about sharing their candy!
To begin, I stamped out all my images (hearts, cat, sentiment) onto 3 – 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 Distress Watercolor panels using Archival Black Soot Ink. You will want to use a waterproof ink for this, since we will be watercoloring in these images . I also stamped the Heart Gift Box from the Crazy Things stamps onto a separate piece of watercolor cardstock and cut them out. I colored in the images using a Detailer Water Brush and Distress Ink Reinkers in Kitsch Flamingo, Candied Apple, Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke. I put the tiniest dot of each Distress Ink reinker onto my glass mat and used the water brush to pick up the color and loosely color the images in.
I mounted each panel to a 3 1/2 x 6 card cut from Simon Says Lipstick Red Cardstock. To finish my cards, I added the Heart Gift Box with a piece of foam tape to give it some dimension and added a bit of Stardust stickles to the “lace” part of the box to give it some sparkle and shine. Hope you enjoyed this idea for creating quick and easy Valentine cards, I will use any holiday as an excuse to use the Snarky Cat stamps.
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