Monday, 13 February 2017

Valentine by Lesley MacKenzie

Hi all,

For this months  challenge I have created a Valentines card. I have to be honest and say it started life as a tag, but as I continued to work on it  was too nice not to use on a card, so in the true spirit of all crafters a ''happy accident '' turned it into a card for my Hubby (don't tell him ) .

The products used this month are:
Artistic Stamper stamps - Essential Hearts and Mini Backgrounds 2# and 3#
Distress Inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Archival Ink - Vibrant Fuchsia
Black embossing pen, ink and powder
Glossy Accents
Crackle Accents
Sepia Accents
Black Twine
Odd gems

Step 1:  I stamp distress ink onto my work mat and spritz with water then place the tag face down and swirl into the inks
Step 2 - Next I splash drops of water onto the tag and mop with paper towel before drying, to create extra texture, I then stamped the 3 small hearts in black embossing ink and embossed in black . I also edged the tag with embossing ink and embossed with black embossing powder.

Step 3  - On a separate sheet of white card I stamped with the Fuchsia Archival Ink using the Mini Background stamps. I then stamped the hearts using black embossing ink and embossed them. I cut them out .

Step 4 - I fixed the hearts to the tag using foam pads. I added black twine to give the effect of tied stems. I used a different Accent medium on each if the hearts  and embellished with beads and gems. I stamped the text and embossed in black.

Step 7 - On a white 6'' x 6'' card using an embossing pen I created a border around the card and embossed in black , I mounted the tag onto the card and trimmed the excess in the corners .

The end results is crisp and clean looking, with lots of texture using vibrant colours. Hope you like, until next time Happy Valentines Day!