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Valentine’s Day: Mini bots

Valentine's card

The first of my catch-up posts. This card was originally created on February 12th, which means this post is only three months late.

These mini bots are just so cute, they were perfect for a Valentine card for my other half. The third bot is supposed to be a Cupid with his hand-drawn arrow, but has ended up looking kinda like a lurking serial killer 🙂


This is a fairly straightforward card; some masked stamping to build up the image that was then coloured with Copic markers and matted onto a plain background with hand-drawn stitch lines around the edges. There are a couple of extra touches though… I stamped the sentiment on some masking paper, fussy cut it out leaving a border and used it to mask over the stamped sentiment on the card. Then I masked everything else off as well and airbrushed the background with a pale blue Copic marker. This gave me a nice clear white outline that made the sentiment stand out from the soft sky behind everything. I also used a light blue marker to draw around the hearts, giving a subtle outline.

Valentine's card - detail


  • stamps:
    Clearly Besotted – mini bots
    Create A Smile – color your heart out
    Create A Smile – this must be love
  • inks:
    My Favourite Things – hybrid – black licorice
    Distress ink pad – candied apple
  • pens:
    Sharpie – fine – paint marker – white
  • Copic markers:
    background – B04
    bot 1 – C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
    bot 2 – N0, N2, N4, N6
    bot 3 – W00, W1, W3, W5
    heart 1 – R46, R56, R59
    heart 2 – R35, R46, R59 / R22, R24, R27
    heart 3 – R05, R24, R46, 0
    heart 4 – R35, R37, R56
    hearts outline – B00
    small hearts – R24, R27, R29
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – plain – Christmas red
    Neenah – solar white
  • miscellaneous:
    Copic airbrush
    masking paper

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