I always struggle a bit to make Valentines for my grandsons. They're all growing up so fast, and the older they get, the harder it gets. This year, however, with the current Star Wars craze, I decided to use Yoda and R2D2 as my focus images.
Krafty Nook blog. I printed and cut several so that I could layer up my image, and I added a little heart to "valentize" him.
I also did some additional shading with my ProMarkers and Distress inks and added some Wink of Stella and a final coat of Diamond Glaze to his light saber.
I used my Snow Writer marker to add some dimension to his hair. You just cover your selected area with the marker and then heat it with your heat gun and the marker "ink" foams up.
I also popped all my layers up on foam tape and used the Happy Hearts embossing folder by Stampin' Up on my background.
The inside of my card is very simple - these are for boys, after all! My sentiments on these cards are all computer-generated.
Krafty Nook image. I only cut one extra layer out of mirror cardstock for the silver sections of this image. It's so easy to separate out the layers of any image and cut them on the Silhouette!
I also used a red Viva Décor pen for the one red "button" that you see at the top.
The embossing folder used for the background is by Sizzix. I used a white ink pad to lightly highlight the raised portions of the embossed pattern. I think those hearts kind of look like planets or stars floating around in space.
This afternoon we are expecting up to 7" of snow along with some blowing and drifting. In fact, they're predicting dangerous winds and low visibility by late afternoon. I usually pick up two of my grandchildren from their school every day around 4 p.m., but today my son-in-law will be picking them up early instead, and bringing at least one of them to my house for a few hours. I'm just grateful that my city has a tremendous snow-removal program with lots of equipment, so they'll be working hard to keep the roads clear.
I hope the weather is being more cooperative wherever you are. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.