Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Year of the Rat Valentine Card

 This card started out as a Valentine's Day card but other than the heart confetti this card can be used for any occasion, even Halloween.  Because I just remembered that the start of the Chinese Year of the Rat starts soon, I dubbed this card 'The Year of the Rat Valentine Card' LOL! I love the goofy look of the rat ad the fact that he is next to a big hunk of cheese but prefers sweets.  For the cheese I used the Whimsy die to cut yellow foam sheets, one thick and one thin on top.  The thicker foam made great cavities for the heart confetti (from HM Ben Franklin Crafts).  It was difficult to cut the thicker foam but I was successful after several passes through the Big Shot.  A sheet of clear acetate was glued behind the top thinner sheet of yellow foam.  The whole block of yellow foam cheese was glued onto a red card blank.  I like the Whimsy 'Sweet' die cuts because it makes the script word really pop and can be used on many different cards.  This die, the cheese one and the printed paper pad came from the February Whimsy Paper Door pack.  The rat and sweets were colored with Copic pens and embellished with Scribbles white sugar, Bo Bunny chocolate pearlescent paint and Crystal Lacquer. ...the photo doesn't show the yummy glossy-ness.  I think I'll catalog this card into my all occasion file as whatever I decide to write inside will determine its use.  Have a SWEET Valentine's Day and Year of the Rat!