You know how much I love Mr. Inventor and I'm always looking for more ways to use him on cards. Well, I decided to see if he would work on a Valentine's Card - I think he does.
I used Sue Wilson's idea with the Spellbinders Heart Circles. I cut one out in black, white and red. I cut in between each heart on the red one so that I could fold them forward giving more dimension. I layered each die cut on top of each other offsetting each one slightly so that the previous layer showed through. I edged the inside of the top red piece with some faux stitching using my Inkssentials White Pen.
I stamped Mr. Inventor from the Creative Expressions Vintage Inventor Stamp Set onto some white card using Jet Black Archival Ink and cut him out leaving a slight border all round. I swiped some Barn Door Distress Ink onto my Creative Expressions Craft Sheet. I added a little water to the ink with my paint brush and painted the areas shown on Mr. Inventor. I added him to my heart circles with 3D foam.
For the background paper I used the Stamps by Judith Stubbie AAA-04 Dots available in the UK here or in the USA here. I stamped it randomly over my white card using Barn Door Distress Ink and edged it with Barn Door using Cut & Dry Foam.
I cut 2 borders out of black card using the Spellbinders Parisian Accents border die. I added this to my stamped background offsetting the borders slightly and leaving a gap between them of approx 5mm.
I dyed some American Seam Binding using Barn Door Distress Ink and dried it thoroughly.
I added a strip of Hi-Tack Tape along the gap between my Parisian Accents borders and ruffled a piece of the dyed ribbon along it. I tied a very tatty bow using 2 lengths of the ribbon and nestled it into by ruffled ribbon. The American Seam Binding is a much stiffer ribbon than the Vintage Ribbon and by scrunching it up when drying it, it becomes really tatty. The flower was made from a Marianne Designs die and was the perfect size for my bow. I added a couple of Creative Expressions Black Pearl Decorative Stick Pins.
I added a swirl made from Creative Expressions Pearlescent PVA Black Pearl and 3 hearts from the waste from the Heart Circles die. I finished the card off by doing some faux stitching with my Inssentials White Pen.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Penny Black & More - Love and Hearts
Stampavie & More - Hearts
Crafters Companion - Love is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #70
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