Well, what's this you say? It's a labour of love! Made this for Mike. It started out as 12x12 browny beige card stock with splotches here and there, so the brown you see was already there.
I saw a Heidi Swapp Tutorial on masking & stamping. She had a heart mask and applied it to a 12x12 scrapbooking page and stamped all around the heart. I really liked the look of it and I thought I would make Mike's card using this technique. I didn't have a heart mask, so I traced TH's Grungeboard heart on to white paper and then cut it out. I then secured it with artist tape (it won't rip the paper when you take it off), and stamped to my heart's content (no pun intended!).
Using various stamps, I stamped aimlessly around the heart. When I was done, I took the heart off. Then with DI Aged Mahogany and sponge applicator, I coloured in the heart. Added Rock Candy Crackle Paint on top of the red and let it dry.
Stamped TH stamp, "To My Valentine" on same paper as background, cut it out, and popped it up on heart. Added some TH Music Tissue Tape, and other "stuff". Take a look:
Inside of card:
I'm going all out with this one!
My heart is entered in:
1. Sugar Creek Hollow: Masculine Valentine
2. Sunday Stamper: Wk192 I Will Always Love You
3. Simon Says Stamp & Show: Anything Goes!
4. Grungy Monday 36: Who Loves Ya, Baby?
5. Inspiration Emporium: Put A Heart On It
Hope you're getting all your cards done! Have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by!
Great news! Valentine for hubby won Card of the Week at Sugar Creek Hollow! Thank you ladies! Congrats to the winner, Trace at Inkypinkycraft, and all who participated!