06 February 2014

Valentine's Cards - GDT Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! Riikka here with a few guest design creations - first of all these Valentine's inspired cards.

Who am I? My name is Riikka Kovasin, I'm a Finnish mixed media style scrapbooker with a passion to have my fingers inked on weekly basis. I'm happiest when I can get messy with different paint media and create a piece of memory keeping at the same time. What a perfect combination! My blog is called Paperiliitin. Please come and say hi!  


I created these four cards using the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio "Messy Head" collection. It's soft tones and pink shades are perfect for Valentine's Day themed creations! The card basis are cut from sheet of Bazzill's Card Shoppe papers.

The main pieces of the cards are cut from a 12x12" paper and then layered with pieces of other patterned papers and embellishments. All of the cards have a common background style, a piece of patterned paper stamped with Finnabair's doily stamp using Prima Chalk Edgers and Archival Inks. The other thing the cards have in common are splashes of pink Glimmer Glaze.


I used different kinds of embellishments in the cards. They all have a bit of thread underneath the embellishments, but then the different cards have different moods. I used Mechanicals in some, Prima wood icons in some and 7 Dots Studio stickers and die-cuts in others. Please see the supply list at the bottom of the post, after some of the detail shots.

Thank you for looking! 


other: thread, paperclips, half pearls, chipboard arrow, pencil


Unknown said...

Oh I love these! They are just perfect for someone that isn't over the top traditional valentines. The backgrounds are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

They are wonderful cards. I don't like traditional Valentine's cards so these are perfect.

Riikka Kovasin said...

Thank you Cmoh! :)

jaine drake said...

Hi Riikka, how fabulous. I adore what you made here, they're just beautiful. xx

Caroline said...

These are so cool, so unique as using mixed media. Backgrounds are brilliant as is all layering - I don't do Valentines in traditional sense but these are fabulous! Tfs :))

Ella Swan said...

Great cards Riikka - love them all!

butterfly said...

Fantastic cards - such cool layers and splatter.
Alison x