Lots of Love and Commissioned Wolves

Happy weekend friends!  It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day which means we share our appreciation to those that we love!  I like to make cards that are great for any time of year and hearts are versatile enough to do this without being specifically Valentines.  Here are a few cards that I’ve made with this in mind:

I actually participated in last week’s Craft Roulette #149 and the perimeters were: 1. tissue/vellum 2. collage 3. far away 4. three pops of red.  So…while watching, I had decided that I was going for the Tim Holtz Postale Tissue Wrap that was already collaged with images.  I decided because of the collage images, that I was going to find an airplane image to use with it and my thoughts turned to an older Simon Says Stamp card kit I had with the “Home Sweet Home” stamp set.  I white heat embossed the airplane, the long building strip and the sentiment over black cardstock. It seemed to lend itself to a slimline card design, so that’s what I went with and used collage medium to attach the tissue to the background.  Once it dried, I glued the die cut buildings strip and went around it with a Big Brush marker that I smudged to create the shadow effect.

I made a banner with the sentiment and attached a white string to the back and tied a bow with it to the airplane and popped up the plane with foam tape.  The collage background panel was layered over a black piece that was attached to a standard slimline top folding card base.

Here’s a closer view of the details so that you can see them a bit better.  My “three pops of red” came from 3 hearts that I cut out with red cardstock.  The die was from the coordinating set with the stamps.  I attached them around the airplane and covered them with a glitter brush pen.

If you’re interested in seeing what the Craft Roulette is all about, you can check them out live every Friday night around 6:00 pm CST.  I will be doing this tonight as well!  It’s just something fun to get your crafting thinking and I love that I can pull out my stash and use it up!


And of course I couldn’t help but follow along with the Lawn Fawn Create With Us “Wood You Be Mine?” class!  There’s a little inside joke about Woodchucks chuckin’ wood with my son and I couldn’t resist sending him one of these cards. (CLICK ON THE PHOTOS ABOVE TO SEE THEM LARGER IF YOU’RE ON MY WEBSITE)

I just pretty much followed along with the same design as they shared in class with the exception of the background stencil.  I didn’t have the same one they used, so I pulled out one from Taylored Expressions that is no longer available.  but if you’d like to follow along with the class, you can check it out here.

And lastly, I wanted to share a commissioned card that I made for someone that requested a card to give to their partner.  Not really too specific other than they liked wolves and the “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong lyrics somewhere displayed on the design.  So here’s what I came up with:

I did not own any stamps with wolves on them, so I turned to my Cricut machine to cut out a silhouette wolf and then I flipped it to cut another one so that they faced each other.  I wanted to give the appearance of the wolf couple howling together. LOL  I also had some digital map paper that I could print out to use for the hearts as well as making an envelope with it too.

The background was ink blended with the center being lighter toned in blue and then I splattered some white over top for a night sky or an “outer space” looking sky…however you’d like to interpret it, I suppose.  I cut a large heart with the map paper and arranged the two wolves over it so that, although it’s the same image flipped, I can make them look like different wolves and then cut off the bottom portions. I popped up the large heart with foam.  I also used the same papers to cut smaller hearts above them and added some glitter and covered them with crystal effects to make them shinny.  I printed out the lyrics on my computer and cut it out in a banner shape to attach below the wolves.

  • Hope you’ve enjoyed my “love” creations today and have been inspired in some way!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sweet Stampin’– LOVE (Beavers)
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday – Love is in the Air (slimline)
  3. Everybody Art – #529 Heart/Love
  4. Cardz 4 Guyz – Valentine for a Guy (wolves)
  5. Try it On Tuesday – All You Need is Love
  6. Fab ‘N’ Funky – Valentines or Hearts
  7. Little Red Wagon – Somebody to Love
  8. The Sisterhood of Crafters – Hearts
  9. Crafty Gals Corner – Add a Heart

32 thoughts on “Lots of Love and Commissioned Wolves

  1. Gosh Vicki,all of your cards would be perfect for Valentine’s , for either sex,especially like the first and last cards


  2. Fabulous cards Vicki love the collaged look to the first and two great fun ones-you perfectly filled the brief for the Wolf card -brilliant-love the map envelope too!
    Carol x


  3. Everything looks fantastic Vicki! I just love that little airplane flying across the city with a banner expressing love! What a great idea and wonderful card! The Lawn Fawn cards are adorable too, but I’m impressed with your howling wolves card in the way you added the features requested! Great ideas and great cards, and I wish you a very happy valentine’s day! Have a great weekend too 🙂


  4. That town scene is amazing, Vicki. The cards with the beavers are lovely, especially the sentiments.
    Your card with the howling wolves is stunning!
    xxx Margreet


  5. Thank you for sharing your cute card at Sweet Stampin’ – perfect entry for our ‘Love’ challenge this fortnight.


  6. You’ve created some gorgeous cards Vicki. That little city with the plane and its banner is just amazing. Very creative too. The beaver is very cute, and you can never go wrong with wolves. Thanks for sharing these with us at TIOT. It’s always great to see what you create. hugs-Erika


  7. What a fabulous selection of cards Vicki, from the city to those wonderful wolves in the deep wild and those little beavers are so very cute and fun with all those hearts floating over their heads, the wolves are stunning and full of love. The city slimline is fabulous, love that..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  8. Your commissioned Valentine’s Day card was perfectly masculine…you nailed our challenge!! Thanks for playing along with our “valentine for a guy” challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! -Deb Horst, DT #C4G315


  9. All of these are exceptional. You really do themes so well. All the elements on each card work so well together. The wolf card with the map heart and the words from the song are just perfect together. I’m always amazed at your work, and visiting you is always such a pleasure! You always create such beautiful works my friend! Smiles and hugs, Kathy


  10. All your cards are so great! I, however, prefer the first one with these houses and the mailservice. The red hearts really stand out and the sentiment is so amazing. And with this background paper you have also managed to create a great design.
    Thank you for sharing your card with the Everybody Art Challenge.
    Hug Uschi


  11. Your cards always blow me away, but those wolves stole the show on this post! What an amazing card for your friend to give to a loved one. Beautifully done! You do such a good job with mixed media, collages, etc., so that first card is so impressive! The wood chuck themed cards are both totally cute! Bet your son laughed out loud! Thanks for sharing, and ALWAYS inspiring! Hugs…


  12. Very nice collection of Valentines. I really the the collage card – you always due such a nice job on this style. And the wolves is very unique – you pulled it off using wolves. Great job on all of them.


  13. I love the first card. It’s so graphically rich and everything is so beautifully designed. The other cards are also wonderful. I love the last card, how cleverly you made the card with the wolves.


  14. Many years ago, I developed a love for wolves. We have visited several wolf sanctuaries and studied them, so very interesting. Love your card, Vicki, the map background looks perfect and the wolf pair howling is beautiful.

    Hugs, Sue


  15. All beautiful cards! LOVE how you added a banner to the plane. Thank you for the link to the Lawn Fawn – going to take a look and maybe learn something. I adore the wolves (my youngest is Team Jacob) and I can immediately see the love in the card.


  16. I just love those beavers. So cute. The saying is very appropriate. Such Fun. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest


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