Thursday, February 4, 2021

Otter Valentine

 I kept using my plaid paper and two more challenges to make another valentine card. 

I was happy to find the Retro Rubber Stamp Challenge because it encourages us to use our older stamps. Each card must use a stamp that is at least a year old. I started stamping in 2008. I did not keep some of my oldest wood mount sets, but most of my stamps are over a year old. 

For this card, I am using two older stamps from Lawn Fawn. I love the font and mix of greetings in the Happy Everything set. The set was released in 2012, so I estimate that I purchased it in 2012 or 2013. I think that I purchased the Year 5 stamp set when it was released in 2015 because I think that both river and sea otters are so cute. For this card, I wanted to color it gray using my sole gray (C05) Copic marker and the colorless blender. 

I was still playing with my card design until I found Freshly Made Sketches #471 to tie the card elements together. 

Additional Supplies:
Neenah Solar White Card Stock 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Glossy Accents
Stampin' Up! Read Red Card Stock
Stampin' Up! heart punch and stitched circle die (retired) 


Jen Mitchell said...

This is so cute! Otters are my fave! I love the plaid background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Aww!! this is just so adorable, I love how you incorporated the sketch and the RETRO RUBBER colors on your card, totally sweet.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
Stay healthy and safe.

Jan Clothier said...

Oh yes, the otter is very sweet. I like the strong plaid background too as that and the colours make for a romantic card that's not too sweet and fluffy. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge. Glad you found us! :-)

Susanne said...

Adorable, well done!

Claire Grantham said...

This is adorable and I love that Otter set by LF too! The gingham background is perfect and makes this wonderful for male or female valentine. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT