Saturday, March 15, 2008

Essence of Valentine's

I mentioned that I have really been enjoying working with this stamp set. This is the Valentine's day card I made for my darling. I always find it challenging to create a romantic card that will still appeal to a guy. I thought these plants/flowers/weeds had an interesting rustic feel to them. Apparently I was successful in my attempt because my husband really liked the card. I stuck to dark dramatic and masculine colours (Blue Bayou, River Rock and Always Artichoke). I did a few different things on this card,
  • I made slits in the card with my slit punch to insert the ribbon.
  • I stamped the sentiment (The essence of love is kindness) on the ribbon then attached it to the card using brads.
  • The butterfly stamp was first pressed into Versamark then into the coloured ink so that the stamped image would be tacky enough to hold on to embossing powder ( a good cheat when you don't have the right colour of craft ink or embossing powder). Each butterfly was then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and really shimmers IRL.
I hope you enjoy there will be many more with this stamp set to come!


The Essence of Love
Paper: Blue bayou, Always artichoke, Very vanilla.
Ink: Blue bayou, Always Artichoke, River rock
tools & acc: Slit punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, River rock double stitched ribbon, antique silver brads, Iridescent Ice EP & dimensionals.


Jen said...

I have my eye on this stamp set and your card makes me want it more. I love what you did with the ribbon!

Joan and Amy said...

I like this...I like the three butterflies and especially the way you attached the ribbon. Joan