Sunday, February 10, 2013

VALENTINE'S DAY 2013 - Hearts a Flutter

Its been a while since I posted - like 10 minutes ago.   I thought I would get these up on my blog before I forgot to.  These are two cards we made on Friday night ready for Valentine's Day.  Most of the ladies turned them into birthday cards which was a great idea.  I'm keeping the second one for my hubby though I think he's seen it already.

I've used lots of new products from the new Seasonal Catalogue.  It's jammed packed with lovely little embellishments as you can see.  Bottle Tops, More Amore DSP, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Builder Brads, an Artisian Embellishment Kit, Paper Lace Doilies and Flower Trim.

Lots of layering for this card, little bits of lace, doilies, flower trim and builder brads.  The sentiment is from a new Stamp Set called That's the ticket which goes great with the matching Punch.  This card I have used new Pool Party Cordinations cardstock for a background embossed and sanded to reveal a lighter colour - it's gorgeous.

I hope you have gotten some great ideas from these cards to use for yourself.



Also called Blackboard Technique.  It's the biggest craze at the moment.  Everywhere you look cardmakers are having a go so I thought I would as well. 

It's quite simple.  All you need is black cardstock, white embossing powder, a white coloured pencil for drawing in lines and colouring and your Whisper White Craft Ink Pad.

These are the cards we made at one of my recent classes.

Step 1
Stamp your image with Versamark on Black Cardstock and heat emboss white embossing powder over the image.

Step 2
Using a damp sponge rub a small amount of Whisper White Craft ink backwards and forwards over the image till you achieve a "dirty" blackboard effect.  When it dries it looks fantastic.

Step 3
Using a white coloured pencil, outline the edges of the "board" or colour in sections of your embossed image.

For this next card I used sentiments from a couple of sets - Create a Cupcake and Bring on the Cake.  I have these in clear mount which makes life a whole lot easier when you are doing this technique.  I mounted them all at once on my F Block so I only had to stamp the image once.  If you have them wood mounted you would need to stamp each sentiment and then emboss them one at a time.

This one was a little different.  I stamped the flower image in Whisper White and heat set it with my heat gun.  Once dry I coloured the image in with coloured pencils.  I also used a red pencil to give a shadow to the first letters of each word and I used a Pool Party coloured pencil to do the outline around the edge.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Give it a go, it's a lot of fun and a little bit different.

Happy Stamping


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