Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Love and Hearts Always


Hello on this 2nd day of a new year.  I hope you got to spend some time with loved ones over the holidays!!  Valentine's Day is just a quick hop, skip, and jump away (maybe not even that far as it seemed 2017 went by in just a hop, skip, and jump) so my card today is totally Valentine's worthy.

I've used the A Way With Words Love & Hearts Clear Stamp Collection and the A Way With Words Always cutting die.



My background panel is kraft cardstock.  
  • Stamp the hearts border along the top and bottom with VersaMark Ink and emboss with Queen's Gold powder. 
  • Ink around edges with Distress Ink Festive Berries, splatter with water, blot and dry.
  • Color inside the hearts with Wink of Stella Gl. White.
  • Ink edges with Versamark and emboss with Queen's Gold. 
Hearts panel is Specialty Stamping Paper.
  • Using a craft mat, add Distress Oxide Inks (worn lipstick, candied apple, picked raspberry) to paper spritzing with water, drying, and redipping into ink until you like the color.
  • Stamp solid outline hearts with Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Stamp insides with Archival Ink Vermillion.  Dry well and tap with an anti-static bag.
  • Stamp solid outline hearts again with Versamark ink and emboss with Queen's Gold powder.
  • Add white around hearts with Gel Pen.
  • Add Wink of Stella to inside of little hearts. 
  • Distress edges.
Finishing Up.
  • Cut "Always" from both red and white cardstock.  Attach together so you see a bit of white. Glue to card as shown.
  • Attach everything to folded white card.
  • Add dots of Classic Cherry Enamel Accents as shown.
Finished card measures 6" x 4 3/4".


Thanks for following along.  If you have time, I hope you leave a comment and let me know what you think - good or bad.  

Hugs,  Wanda


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