I'm on Create & Craft today at 3pm (with Zoe) and 6pm (with Martyn) - as long as snow permitting I can get there! Hope you can join me. The theme is love as we have 2 new Heart themed stamp sets and Valentine's Day is just around the corner but I also have another set of Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders on the show - Pinks & Purples. They are gorgeous and I'm planning to use them in all of my demos to give you a real good look at the colours. For those that asked, I am planning to use the stamp in the hand technique in the 6pm show.
This card isn't a demo but it's in what I'd call traditional colours - most of the demos cards I've made aren't traditional at all!
Creative Expressions Hearts Entwined Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival onto some Coconut White Card. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Damask Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern - it doesn't exactly match up but it's such a busy pattern that you can't really see the join especially with the stamped background. I inked around the edges with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.
There are some frames on both of the new heart themed stamp sets. I find it easier to stamp the sentiment first and then line the frame up around it. To do this you will need to cut the excess rubber away from the centre of the frame stamp so you can see through the middle to position it correctly. I did this using Jet Black Archival. I did not emboss this one. I used a Matting Basics Die to cut it out and inked around the frame with Aged Mahogany.
I cut the burgundy frame using Matting Basics B with Labels 4 in the centre. At the emboss stage I added the Heart Confetti Mask. I cut a black mat using Matting Basics A.
Red Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon. I added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment and a couple of Black Decorative Stick Pins.
Self Adhesive Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Berry Red around the edges.
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