Hey, Typeset Valentine!

Typeset Specialty Designer Paper with Hey, Valentine Stamp Set
Example A and B, reasons why I should not be allowed to Color.
But, if you ignore that, I think you'll like the layout and the accents on these cards!!

The little pirate dude in the Hey, Valentine set (or in this case, the Amor Mio, translated stamp set) made me want to get out my pirate map, so I pulled some of the map print from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. There are 4 sheets of this print in the Typeset pack, and cut to 4x4 instead of 4x5.25 like I did, you could get 32 pieces out of the pack. It would make an awesome invitation for a Pirate party or Halloween party! I'll have to give that a try...

So, you may be wondering why I have the translated stamp set. My older daughter is in a Spanish Immersion program, and she speaks Spanish. I love that Stampin' Up! offers stamp sets in Spanish, French, and German! These sets really open up a great opportunity to communicate with family and friends.

Back to the cards. Which no one apparently liked in my Instagram/Facebook poll... LOL
Fine. The coloring IS pretty bad. Have your laugh, and look at the good bones of the card:
Map, Map-ish roll, Distressed Edges. Good Start.
Coloring. All Bad.
The So Saffron base was supposed to set off the saffron color used to accent the gold. I distressed the edges of the Very Vanilla piece, and ran the edges of it through my Crumb Cake stamp pad to give a little definition, then I added the roll to the corner for a old-map kind of feel. I added some gold and pearls to distract you from the coloring. Did it work? :-D
Tiny Pearls fit the necklace perfectly!
With some Gold Sequin Trim and a sliver of Gold Glimmer Paper,
its so cute!! If only I had stopped there...
I will definitely try this card again. I'm thinking just black or espresso ink, with alot more distressing, maybe some crumpling... Something BESIDES coloring, unless I can get into some kind of coloring rehabilitation class. Can you tell I am disappointed in my (lack of) coloring abilities?

Ok, here is the other card. A little different, less bling, slightly better coloring.
Less is more. 
The pennant looked good, I think! With more distressing it could have more impact. Not terrible, one I will be trying again.

Do you build off your cardmaking #fails? Or do they go straight to the 'Circular File'?
Happy Crafting!

There is a whole section of Translated Stamps on the Stampin' Up! Store, 
The Supplies I used today are shown below, to find out more info 
please just click on any image and you can view it in my online store.

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