So this year's edition I actually started last year.
I was ahead of the game then - I'd stamped all the fortune cookies and
colored them with Copics and cut them out. I had the Martha Stewart 6x6
Valentine paper pad and the cute "for my friend" ribbon. And I was
thinking I'm gonna have these all done in no time flat - just the
assembly was left.
And then there was a tragic event in my family and my
rakarama was the last thing on my mind. But when things settled down, I
packed away those little fortune cookies, ribbon and paper and thought
I'm gonna make these next year. And here we are. I think it was a few Rakarama's ago that I decided to make each one different - perhaps using some of the same ingredients but changing it up on each Valentine. It allows me to challenge and entertain myself :-)! Making them all the same - well it's just not near as fun. I used the fortune cookie, ribbon, and stitching on every valentine. The Martha Stewart paper pad had a number of different patterned papers, some double sided which gave me a few more opportunities to make something different. And of course I did use some additional stamps in the backgrounds: Purple Onion Designs and Papertrey Ink stamps. And Versamark ink, clear and other embossing powders. It was a good old time for me. And I hope the recipients like their cards.
I wish there were a little easier way of displaying these cards to follow - perhaps it is just beyond my blogger capabilities. I did fool around a little with one of those mosaic makers but I just finally said enough messin around. On with the posting.