Hello everyone! Today's post has a slightly different twist on it today. I have a couple of fun masculine-themed Valentine's Day cards and video, AND I'm collaborating with JORD watches for this post. JORD reached out to me some time ago, and normally I turn down all offers not strictly related to card making (collaboration/payment/products - I get a lot of random and sometimes downright weird offers sometimes) but this intrigued me. They make watches from wood and they have some rather unique designs and the quality and coolness of them made me want to share them with y'all!
For those that follow my other social media channels (specifically my Facebook page and Instagram page) y'all know I've been dating Chris for some time now ;). I was wondering what on earth to get him for Valentine's Day, then this opportunity with JORD came up and problem solved LOL!
Isn't this watch gorgeous? You can check out this specific watch HERE.
They have a men's collection and a women's collection on their website. After this one arrived I almost wished I'd got one of the women's watches for myself instead LOL! This one is amazing though and will make such a great gift (like I mention in the video I tend to go more low-key for Valentine's Day and something like this I'd go for anniversary or Christmas. Regardless of when though I think these make for a wonderful gift). Now my only problem is having to hold on to it until Valentine's Day (and yes he knows about it as I measured him before getting the watch - but we agreed to keep it a "surprise" till the day of). I'm the WORST when it comes to keeping secrets when it comes to gift giving. Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?
Before I get to the cards and video - JORD is giving away a $100 gift code to their store!
To be entered just click HERE <-----click! and fill out the entry form.
You get a 10% off code once you've submitted your entry as well!
This giveaway will close at 03/04/2018 at 11:59pm and the code will expire 03/18/2018.
OK now on to the cards I've already shown y'all sneak peeks of above:
I have had a LOT of requests to show more of Concord & 9th's Turnabout stamps in more videos, so for today's card I used their Polka Dot Turnabout stamp to stamp both of these cards. I used Neenah Desert Storm 100lb card stock as my card bases, and stamped the Polka Dot Turnabout with various Distress Oxide inks and some Delicata Golden Glitz ink.
My focal points were created with the Concord & 9th Stuck on You stamp set - I stamped the images onto Canson XL watercolor card stock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and watercolored them in with the Distress Oxide inks.
I finished off the insides of the card by stamping the images with the Oxide inks, and like I mention in the video I really think that these would have been great as cards on their own. I just have a thing for how the Oxides look on the Desert Storm card stock and these images stand so well on their own!
To see how these cards came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <------click!
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