Hi HHH friends! Happy 2020!!  For today’s card, I am sharing how I customized my own sentiment by some creative masking! I wanted to use the bird image in the Finishing Touches stamp set from the Dec 2019 box but I wanted a different sentiment, so I took the “Sweetie” sentiment from the Heart Ornaments stamp set from the same box, but did some creative masking to create ” Tweetie instead!

I started out my card by creating my background with the heart stencil and some distress ink in Seedless Preserves and added some light areas and dark areas with my blender brush.  Once I was happy with how much color I had on my card stock, I die cut the panel down with a stitched rectangle die to give it that faux stitched edge I love so much.  Next, I took some shimmer spritz spray, and lightly added some shimmer all over the panel, and set aside to dry. That shimmer and shine really add a lot to this simple design.  Next, I did my creative masking of my sentiment, to create my new sentiment –

 

I like the result, and I think it fits this bird image so perfectly!!

Next, I stamped the bird image right above my sentiment, and then I just added some color to it with some Copic markers.  I die cut around my sentiment piece with a scalloped rectangle die, added some foam adhesive and added to my main panel.  Then, I adhered the whole thing to an A2 card base and that completes this card!

Super cute Valentine or just an everyday card for your spouse or even a friend!!  I wish you all a wonderful 2020!!!  I will see you soon right back here on the HHH blog!

 

Kari