Hi there everybody. I'v got another Anniversary card today and decided to get the kraft card out and a stamp from Indigoblu called Poppy Heart which I haven't used for a long long time. I also used an XCut Embossing Folder called Hearts and Kisses which doesn't seem to be available anywhere at present.
I stamped the heart on to a snippet of kraft card using Brilliance Moonlight White Ink and then, as it stays wet for a fair time, I heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I coloured it using my Spectrum Noir pencils. I then die cut it using a stitched square die and mounted it on to a snippet of red card. I had hoped the white ink would look crisper and that the heat embossing would make it stand out better than it did. I also regret going for the pencils rather than my Promarkers as on the kraft card the greens have come out very pale too.
Then using a snippet of white card I embossed with the Hearts and Kisses EF which I extended to make it square. I decided to ink up the raised pattern using Festive Berries Distress Ink and a brayer as it makes a neater job of it, although a little of the ink got on to the background it wasn't too bad. I adhered this to another snippet of kraft card.
I finished by mounting the background layer and the image on to a square white base card and added a gold sentiment.
As mentioned above I wasn't totally happy with this one but I think it has a sort of folk art look about it and therefore the rather rough finish goes with it OK. Thank you for dropping by.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 236 where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.
Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes with a Stamp.
Inkspirational Challenge - Anything Goes with Red.