I made this cutsie Valentines wreath representing me and Mr. CraftyPaws, recycling some cardboard, die cutting lots and lots of hearts with the Diemond Dies Nesting Heart Die Set, adding a little pom pom trim, and Copic coloring up a couple of new-to-me The Greeting Farm stamps that I picked up on eBay recently (the girl, Krystal is one of my favorite stamps–I’d been pining for her since I first saw her)!

I used the following Copic colors for the girl (Krystal from the Super Secret Stamp Club Collection) and boy (Sunday from the Creeper Crew Collection):
Krystal: Hair: B02, C6, C9; Skin: C51, E53, E21, E11 and R20; Boots: C4, C6, C9; Scarf: RV52, R83, RV55; Eyes: E79 with white highlights added with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Sunday: Hair: E55, E57, E59, E79; Skin: E000, E00, E21 and R20; Jeans: RV52, R83, RV55; T-Shirt: C4, C6, and C9; Long undershirt: C1, C2, C6, and C9; Eyes: E59 white highlights added with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
I also did a bit of paper piecing with some pale teal tiny polka dot paper that I shaded with B000 and B02 for the girl’s bow and dress and the boy’s scarf.

I used papers from the Doodlebug Designs “Lovebirds” collection that had lots of pink and bits of red and teal. I also inked up the edges of each die cut heart with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, and I layered the die cut hearts with fun foam to give the hearts extra dimension. I also added tiny white pom pom trim around each of the hearts (although I ran out before I was finished and had to do some tricky MacGyvering to make all the hearts look complete–check out the video for the secret) to add a bit of whimsy. Lastly, to create the hanger I used white, pale pink and medium pink seam binding to create a soft triple loop bow and hanger.

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The following is a process video sharing how I made this Valentines wreath:

This wreath is being entered into the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh 3D Projects Challenge
MarkerPOP Color Challenge #113
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Something New Challenge
CAS-ual Fridays Color Challenge – Red, Pink and White
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More Holidays Challenge
 – WINNER
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Add Some Hearts
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Use Your Favorite Stamps Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge

 

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