Hi there everybody. I needed a card for my DH and I thought I would make a shaker card with some little mirri hearts inside. It started off OK but finished in total disaster as the hearts kept gravitating to the edges and sticking on the dimensional tape and I tried to open it up and move them away but that didn't work at all and it gradually got more and more sad and sorry looking with all the messing about with it so it had to go into the bin! I then came up with this which was made in rather a hurry but turned out OK.
For the card I used:
Leonie Pujol Dotty Heart Embossing Folder.
Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Heart Die.
Distress Ink - Black Soot.
WOW Metallic Silver Embossing Powder.
I started by inking up the embossing folder in the centre with the black ink and spritzed with water, then pressed the white card over it firmly to transfer the pattern, and dried it with a heat tool. I then lined it up inside the embossing folder and embossed the whole piece of card. I then die cut the heart from the red card and ran it through the crimping tool to corrugate it. I decided to add a bit of detail with the glossy accents across the corrugated surface which looks like shiny stripes.
I didn't have red or black baker's twine so used a cream one and coloured it with some black ink mixed with a bit of water which has made it a sort of grey colour. Not sure if it looks a bit dull and uninteresting as a colour, but when I put the card together I decided the red offset it a bit.
I fixed three lines of it to the top layer before adhering to the base card and then tucked the heart underneath and took a separate piece and tied it round the middle.
I finished by stamping the sentiment using the versamark and silver embosssing powder. I used my Misti and I did press it a trifle hard in order to stamp it on to the rather uneven surface so it looks a bit patchy, I think that is down to the light shining on the silver embossing, and a bit thicker than maybe it should, but it worked reasonably well. I then added a gem to the bow and three tiny ones scattered around as I felt it needed something to lift it a bit. I did wonder if he would think the gems a bit girlie...lol, but luckily he thought they looked fine and not too feminine.
Thank you for looking at my blog today and hope to see you soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Corrugated Cardboard. (I crimped the card myself as I didn't have any corrugated cardboard. I also have dry and wet embossing and the inked embossing folder as my own choice techniques.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Use Your Favourite Tool. (Mine is my Grand Calibur which gets used for most of the cards I make).
That's Crafty Challenge - I Heart You.
Casology Challenge - Romance.