I really wanted to work with red reds and green greens, so I chose a beautiful pair of each of those colors and a contrasting neutral. My plan was to print "plain" colored paper, which never turns out "plain" because little bits of paint left on the printing plate are pulled with each new color. First I pulled a sheet of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in Nougat. Next I moved onto Pine Grove and Gumboots, brayering them both on the plate. I pulled one print on plain cardstock, then one on book page. Next I brayered on a combo of Red Lipstick and Mahogany. You can see how the reds lifted some of the greens, perfect!
I made one large and one smaller card; the larger more filled with stamped and cut layers and more dimensional. It will be more of a "hand delivered" type of card and the smaller perfect for the post. To complete my Valentine cards, I stamped an exquisite sentiment from PaperArtsy Sara Naumann stamp set 54 (ESN54). I adore this beautiful phrase and have been itching to use this sea themed stamp set since I got it late last summer: win win! I'm really pleased with this combination and hope that it inspires you as well.