My husband & I will not be able to celebrate Valentine's Day this year so we had our own celebrtion this past weekend. I bought some of his favorite coffee & quickly dressed up the bag to present to him. Die cut a couple of hearts on my Cameo & covered the smaller one in Festive Berries, Candied Apple & Seedless Preserve Distress Crayons, then applied a baby wipe through the latticework stencil for a subtle shadow effect. Then applied Black Soot Distress Ink through the Valentine stencil & Picket Fence Distress Crayon through Clockwork stencil ...this makes such a neat textural effect without waiting for texture paste to dry! For the title I used the sketch function of my cameo & then carefully traced over it (& filled in) with a white Signo pen. Finally the roses may not be the most masculine accent ever but the Simon exclusive die was begging to be used & fit in with the title so there ha! I separated the pieces & watercolered the outline with Champagne Gold Gansai Tambi & the interior with Red Gold mixed with Festive Berries Distress Crayon.
For the card I used the leftover watercolor from the roses & applied them through the Clockwork stencil on watercolor paper & then die cut the cup (Fresh Brewed by Tim Holtz) out of it. The rest of piece I die-cut from a clean piece of watercolor paper & then colored. The center stamp is from Happy Mail by Lawn Fawn :-)