Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day Card & Gift!

These were both created for my daughter, who I usually refer to as "The Freshman". I had to get them in the mail to her so that she could get them today, since they don't receive mail on Saturdays, which is a pita. Anyways, she got them and says that she likes them (and the contents of the gift box), so I'm free to post them now!

The box and card feature stamped images from the "Love and Luck" (roses, barbed wire) and the "Man's Ruin" sets from Bombshell Stamps (the skull).

I colored all images with my Copic Markers, then shabbed them up with Distress Ink, and sanded the edges of the panels. I highlighted parts of the rose stamps with black glitter pen and used a silver Pentel pen on the barbed wire. Alas, when I sealed the box with decoupage glue, the ink from the markers and the glitter pen ran a bit. The box also photographed oddly due to the gloss finish. The box is more uniform in color and way less white in person. I scanned the card since the photo was blurry.

Fun things to note are that I stamped the barbed wire on grosgrain ribbon, which was then colored with with the silver pen. I found the doily at the supermarket and had to buy a pack. I'm sure I'll use 'em.

The gift box contained heart shaped candy, a gift card, and a silver charm. She liked all of that too. Yay.

Bombshell Stamps has a forum at Paper Craft Planet, where we chat, participate in challenges, share ideas, and post tutorials. If you join, you'll get a coupon for 20% off these super stamps. Additionally, if you participate in the Valentine's Day challenge, you can win a great stamp set! Click HERE to join!

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. What a great gift for you daughter! Glad she liked it!

  2. I do love those bombshell stamps & what you create with them ... what a fun gift for your daughter.

  3. Thanks for the heads up about bombshell! I just love their style! Your little box and card just rock! I'm sure the freshman will enjoy them :)

  4. Thanks Kathi,pretty cute heart card besides the box.Wish you n all across the world a hearty Valentine's day.

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  5. What a cute gift for your daugther, great projects! :)
    Hugs, Christine

  6. that is ♥BRILLIANT♥!!! so striking and fun and beautiful! LOVE it!

  7. These are fabulous! I am becoming such a fan of those stamps!

  8. I love gifts with matching cards, and these turned out great! Glad to hear they were a hit!

  9. What an awesome present. I'm sure your daughter was excited when she got it. Your box is lovely!!

  10. This is so awesome that after reading your post last night we drove down to Michaels so I could buy a box. Sadly they were closed but you are THAT inspiring.

    Love that you stamped the barbed wire on grosgrain. Now I have to try that. What an awesome idea.

    Last night I was at B&N and I saw your card and tutorial in Crafts 'N' Things. It was really great and I learned a ton about making skies. Now I need to buy some of that masking fluid you used.

    You're a font of information! Thanks for such a detailed post.

  11. Awesome! You did a wonderful job with the box!