Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I made this tiny Valentine for my husband, Matt. I used a House Mouse stamp called Lobster Claws (although it reminds me of a crawfish, which is why I ordered it from - if you like House Mouse stamps, be sure to check out this site).
I used a mat from DCWV's matstack pad called The Sweet Stack. I folded it in half with the patterned side on the outside. I stamped the image on cream CS with StazOn Jet Black ink and colored it with watercolor pencils and a Tombow blender pen. (Has anyone noticed this is my only coloring method? I really need to branch out, but these pencils are the only thing I have.) I cut the image out and adhered it to the front of the card. I stamped the "Be Mine" sentiment from's stamp set called Snowman Love in red ink on cream CS and cut it out and adhered it to the front of the card. I also added three red rhinestones to the upper right corner.

The reason I used this particular image for a Valentine's card is because of a reference from the TV show "Friends" where Phoebe referred to Ross as Rachel's lobster because lobsters mate for life. And I like to think of Matt as my lobster. Kind of corny, but I know he'll get it.


  1. What a cute card and a cute story behind the lobster!

  2. It's so cute! I love the story too, Matt's a lucky man!!!

  3. Hey Wendy, I bet Matt loved his Valentine Card! It turned out cute.

  4. How fun!! Great reference to Friends...we do that a lot in our house too! :) Such a cute Valentine!

  5. I love the lobster valentine. Very original and cute.


Love to hear what you think!