Hi everybody. This is the last anniversary of the year that I make for, and as it is winter I decided to do something with the season in mind. I recently bought this Crafter's Companion set of silhouette foliage stamps called Festive Foliage (I bought the set in a local store and it seems to be unavailable now) and I used a Sweet Dixie heart die.
I got the idea from some recently released stamps from Penny Black and one has foliage in a heart shape, so I decided to use this idea and stamped a selection of these stamps in a heart shape on a piece of kraft card using Tea Dye Distress Ink...this was a colour close to the colour of the card and I wanted to be able to colour over the top. I first used the largest heart die from the above mentioned set with a pencil to mark out the shape...I wouldn't say it is the perfect heart but not bad. I then coloured with a waterbrush using my Inktense Pencils which having lots of pigment work well on kraft card. When it was dry I rubbed out the pencil line and matted this on to a piece of dark green card before adding it on to my white 6" square card.
I finished by adding a die cut heart within the heart backed with a piece of foam to give it dimension, and I
stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with WOW Metallic Gold Embossing Powder. I then added some sparkle on the berries using a clear Wink of Stella pen. It looks a bit strange in the photo, just as though there are white specks, presumably just the way the light has caught it. It is a new pen so a bit over juicy I think.
Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Crafty Creations December Challenge - Anything Goes.
NBUS Challenge - No. 21 Anything Goes with your Never Before Used Schtuff.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 391 Sorry it's so last minute! Where we use our snippets of card, paper etc. ( I used a couple of snippets of kraft card for the topper and heart and also a snippet of green for the matted layer)