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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Valentine's for kids...

I love this little sloth! It has such a sweet face, so I just had to use this die set for a Valentine card.

I cut all the pieces, and then I colored the brown parts of his body with a gray alcohol marker. Once that was done, I put a little rubbing alcohol on some terry cloth and dabbed it over those pieces. That created a somewhat textured look to his "fur." I simply did a little inking around the edges of the lighter piece on his face, and I added some Nuvo Drops for his eyes.

On the inside of my card, I decided to add another piece of the DSP and then a die-cut rectangle on which I had printed my sentiment. It was the same rectangle die I had used on the front of the card. The two little hearts here and on the front were negative cuts from another Valentine die.

For this card, I took a die that originally had four owls on a branch and I cut two of them off and sort of "rearranged" the other two. If you want to see what this die looked like originally, click here.

Once again, I used some negative cuts from other dies for my hearts, and the printed sentiment was computer-generated.

For the inside of my owl card, I used a die-cut rectangle and die-cut sentiment.

Making Valentines for kids is really fun, especially with some cute animal dies to work with. I don't have many animal dies, but I try to make the most of the ones I do have.

Yesterday was my birthday, so I had a lovely day with lots of phone calls and a couple of floral deliveries. My daughter and her family treated me to a wonderful dinner last evening. All in all, it was a very nice day (and I even managed to still do the laundry!).

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Your sloth is a cutie and he really looks furry. At first I thought you had cut him from felt. I'm glad to know that technique to make faux fur. I love your sentiments on both cards. Happy Birthday. Glad you had a fun day even if you did do laundry! LOL!

Patti J said...

Cuteness! That wee critter is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Glittered Paws said...

You have it going on -love the sloth and oh my his fur does look real. Great Valentines for the kids. I'm still working on some for my little people.

Lynne in NI said...

Aww these are adorable, I'm quite sad really that we don't really get into Valentines the way you do, I normally only make one!
And a Belated Happy Birthday, I hope you had a fab day despite the laundry! It's Greg's birthday today and we celebrated with breakfast at our local pub! Changed days, we would once have been partying till dawn (couldn't face the hangover now LOL)