My sewing machine is in a different room and it's kind of a hassle to haul it out. One of my favorite little tricks is to use one of those sewing tracing wheel thingies to make stitch-like edges around cards. For this one I added a few lines under the clouds as well to look like rain (use your imagination!) :)
I haven't decided if this card is a little TOO clean and simple or if I like it as is. Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts.
My next card is very Valentines-ish with those very colors that I avoided in the card above. ;) I made this to combine two challenges: CASual Fridays - Make Your Mark and Stampotique - Love. I wanted to do something different with the marker challenge so that was a little tricky for me but I'm a happy camper with my experiment - I think it worked.
Now chances are this has already been done but for me it was totally experimental. I took a square background stamp and colored the top half with Copic R29 and the bottom half with Copic V17 (I had a thing for purple and red combos when I was little). Next I randomly dripped some Ranger Blending Solution over it and quickly stamped on cardstock. I freehand drew the hearts and punched out squares. Pretty cool watercolor effect, doncha' think?