Sunday 30 August 2020

Time for a Tango!

Hi there everybody.  Another anniversary card today, not many more on my list though now we are getting into September, and I decided to use this new stamp set acquired recently from Art Journey Stamps called, unsurprisingly, Dance, and as the tango is considered to be quite a passionate dance, especially the Argentinian variety, I thought this image would be something just a bit different for an anniversary.

I stamped the image using Versafine Ink in Deep Lagoon and as it is a silhouette and  quite a large stamp I used my Misti so that I could ink it several times.  I noticed that inking it more heavily the bit of script across the bodies of the dancers got filled in rather which is  shame but I did want a good heavy coverage.  I then heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. 

I then decided to make a heart pattern in the background which I did with a heart stencil made from a piece of acetate using a heart die, and which I have kept and used many times.  I inked blended with Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks using the Cracked Pistachio around the edges.  I did four to form a sort of flower in the background.

I finished with the sentiment stamped and embossed with the Deep Lagoon Ink and then Clear Gloss EP, and I used the Clear Gloss on the clock faces too using the Versamark Pen.

Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Wednesday - No. 286 All About Occasions.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
613 Avenue Create August 2020 Challenge - Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Washi Tape).
Dutch Card Lovers Challenge - No. 332 Anything Goes.


Cathy said...

Great card Pat, what a fabulous dramatic image! The green hearts in the background go perfectly with that lovely blue, the recipients will love this, Cathy x

Sarn said...

Great idea for the background and FAB stamped image.

Hugs, Sarn
Stamping For Pleasure

Marjan said...

Perfect this couple for an anniversary! Love the background with the four hearts, such a clever idea! Love this card!

Mac Mable said...

What a perfect stamp and card.... with the passion of the Tango and the romance of an Anniversary x. The blended hearts look so pretty and I like how you used four to make a beautiful flower and background. Thanks for the information about the script being filled in as you continued to stamp Pat x. Glorious Anniversary card and the colour combination looks stunning too x.

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous card Pat, I love how you've made the background with the hearts, turning them into a flower, the script and the dancers images are brilliant, super colours and an altogether perfect anniversary card, Kate x

Marjan said...

I see now you joined our DCL challenge, thank you!!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful effect with the silhouette stamp and so clever to use the heart stencil behind :)

Liz said...

Super card. What a great stamp for an anniversary, Pat. Very clever idea to use the heart stencil for the background. xx

Kathyk said...

Lovely make, Pat, great colours and a FABULOUS image too - top job!

Happy Tuesday


* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous Anniversary Card Pat!
Thanks for sharing your art creations with us at 613 Ave Create …..Good Luck and Look forward to seeing you again!!
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Shell ~ DT 💕

Ros Crawford said...

It's fabulous! What a lovely card for an anniversary - Unique and romantic!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Love how you created this heart-background. The colors are also beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at the DCL challenge.

Jackie C said...

So nicely done!
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a creative design, Pat and I particularly love how you framed the dancers with the heart flower. Gorgeous!

Karen Dunbrook said...

super looking card....what a fun image.
xx Karen

Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at DCL!