January 18, 2012

Especially For You

Valentine stamps are perfect for sending love all during the year.

The brushstroke Rose Heart by Penny Black was stamped on white cardstock with Crimson Red VersaFine ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  After coloring the image with Copics and trimming, the sentiment from Love Assortment was stamped in black ink.  The entire piece was then pounced with Frost VersaMagic Watermark ink.  While the ink was still wet, clear embossing powder was sprinkled on top and heat set to create a decal/sticker effect.

Tip/Hint:  To keep twine or ribbon from sliding off of angled images, cut small “v” notches in the image to hold the wrappings in place.

The flowers were accented with Fruit Punch Stickles.

The first base layer of the card is white cardstock stamped with Letter Background in Delicata Golden Glitz ink and distressed with a combination of Lilac Posies Memento and Pink Petunia VersaMagic.

A thin strip of light Fuchsia Fantasies cardstock stamped with Paisley Outline in Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink was pleated and hand stitched.  Before the band was wrapped around the stamped base, a strip of die-cut scallops from medium Fern Green cardstock was attached.   After the band was secured in position, a few pieces of dimensional foam were tucked underneath to add dimension.

The finished piece was then matted with squares of light and dark Fuchsia Fantasies cardstocks. 

You can see more beautiful brushstroke stamps by Penny Black featured on their blog “here”.  The design team has lots of colorful inspiration to share with you this week. 

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Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Fern Green 05-002, Fuchsia Fantasies 13-001, 13-003
Copic Markers
EK Success: 3-D Dots
Making Memories: Celery Elastic Cord
Spellbinders: Scalloped Squares
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Crimson Red VersaFine, Frost VersaMark Watermark Ink, Rhubarb Stalk Memento, Lilac Posies Memento, Pink Petunia VersaMagic, Delicata Golden Glitz, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers
Other: White Thread, Needle, Paper Piercer