Good Morning Friends!
The theme for this week's Sunday Stampers over at Hels' Sheridan's blog (click the link!) is patterns. Lately I had been making canvases and plaques for my contribution to this challenge, so this week I thought I would make a card for a change...
I decided to make backing paper, forming a pattern with the heart from one of my favourite stamp sets, Wendy Vecchi's 'Love to Make Art' from Studio 490. I also decided that the card would be bright (to make up for all the Sunshine we've been missing) and also with a rustic feel, so hope I've achieved that!
First of all I inked the entire card with mustard seed distress ink, I ran the heat tool over it to make sure it was dry and then using the same ink, I used the heart from the stamp set to form the pattern. I then inked the edge quite roughly all around for the rustic bit!
Next I used the highlighter pen technique, which I found in an issue of Craft Stamper and featured in a card a few weeks ago - stop by tomorrow and I'll include mini tutorial on this....
I used vintage photo distress ink to colour the hearts. I find with this technique, because the highlighter seems to light up the card, it gives a 'rusty' look to the card. I then stamped the heart three times and cut it out. Then I wound some bakers twine around the hearts and tied a bow on the centre heart.
The inking process was repeated on the card I used for the butterflies, which were then die cut using the little die from Spellbinders Flights of Fancy set. I used small pieces of card, just enough for the dies and stamped with black archival ink, which I then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.
Before I go...the photo for today in the Photo a Day challenge for August, is glasses, so as that can also mean specs...I took a piccy of mine!:) Surprised it's in focus cos I can't see a darn tuttin' thing without them!
Thanks for stopping by!, I'm going to be visiting all your blogs later today, as some commissions to catch up with on my day off!