Thursday, February 9, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day!
I have made a few Valentine's Day cards this week and what a relief. Like last year, I decided to stick with the more generic love-type cards and shy away from crafting specifically for this Red Letter day, quite simply because I can have them on offer for purchase a lot longer than up to the eleventh hour on Valentine's Day should they not sell prior. But when I dug out this Inkadinkado stamp, I just couldn't help myself. This focal stamp just speaks to my retro predilections in a major way. I just adore the rose (surprise, surprise) and the mixed fonts.
My favorite way to stamp this and other similar block images is to use Memento Ink (Lady Bug on this occasion) and ink it rather unevenly. I feel this gives the stamped image a marginally more worn look which I love. The Inkadinkado image was then cut out using Tim Holtz's ATC die from Sizzix (talk about a nifty die). I also took the opportunity to heavily ice the edges of the ATC cut image with iridescent gold paint. Yum. I then fished out a handy dandy red love heart shaped paper doily from my stash, stamped my Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream card base with the fun Hero Arts Canvas Stripe Designer Woodblock stamp, lassoed that bad boy with a bit of jute, and (as without much conscious direction) dingied up all the edges and that was this card done. Love that! Cheap and cheerful.
Thanks for stopping by. Here's to a brilliant day!
Posted by Jen Adcock at 9:42 AM