Tuesday, February 14, 2012

8th Annual Valentine Rakarama

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.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine's Day. And now I must run to my oven where there is a ridiculously decadent chocolate something baking that needs my attention.


Babsarella said...

They are all absolutely fabulous!!

Annie said...

They are all just too cute. My son even commented on what a nice card it was.