I guessed it would be something love themed but as I have already made my Hb's card that I would try a really different interpretation of is tag using the same techniques but very different colours. I also wanted to make a birthday card but still packed with love ;0)
I made my backing card using 2 distress ink pads;
Pumice stone and antique linen.
I put them onto my craft sheet added a spritz of water and then swooshed my paper through
Once this was dry it was time to try Tim's embossing technique using a stencil. Now I had already bought his stencil last month and I decided that my crafting budget could not afford another one this month so I decided to be very Heath Robinson and make my own. I have a heart punch which I used to punch a small group of heart onto some acetate.
I had a practice run on some spare card and dabbed 2 different colour DIs through my hand made stencil in a random pattern. Once I was happy and used the stencil on my iked card
I did small areas at a time as I added clear embossing powder to the wet ink which I melted with my heat gun. I really like the end result, there is a lovely gloss to the 2 tone coloured hearts.
The sentiment is another from my Lili of the Valley quotables which I stamped onto black card with Versamark. The next bit was tricky just making the added clear embossing powder and heating it just until matt. Repeated this using a LOYV grunge happy birthday stamp. The fun bit was adding the chalk and again this gives a great effect.
I die cut a heart which I covered with a really thick layer of glitter. I also added 2 little LOTV tag sentiments which I attached with a fun screw brad.
I distressed the edges of the card, matted up with silver and put my card together.
Here is my finished creation. I really enjoyed using this stencil/embossing technique and I will use it again.
I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges.
Lili of the Valley name that tune... my tune is Louis Armstrong's "It's a wonderful world"..now I challenge you not to keep humming that ;0)
Jelly Park lots of love
Rhedd and Rosie anything goes
Pan Pastels anything goes
Natalie and Amy love is all around you
Make it Monday linky party #177
Feeling Crafty use dies/punches
AllSorts Love is in the air
A gem of a challenge all you need is love
The Ribbon Girl hearts
The Artistic Stamper use distress
2 Sisters embossing
A little bit Crafty man up
Penny Black and More make it sparkle
Loves Rubberstamps anything goes
Brenda 5th bloggerversary candy one of my favourite things I love to use is my Vintage photo Distress ink. I rarely made a card without given the edges a little daub of this wonderful ink. It gives so much extra depth. I love it particularly when I have distressed the edges of a card as I have done in this one.
Crafting for all seasons Show us some Romance
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challengehave a heart
Ladybug crafts Ink For the one I love
Also my buddy and fellow grandma Kerry, over at Ladybug Crafts HQ, is launching a new release very soon...do pop on over and take a peep
Roll on the March tag..I am so enjoying this creative journey and learning so many new creative techniques from Tim.
My girlies are up staying with us for a few days later on today. The sentiment on my card today is so apt, life really is a celebration and I do indeed enjoy it. And to put a smile on your faces here is my darling Daisy Jane, now 12 weeks old. Do you remember the little matinee jacket I knitted? If not I showed it in this post. Well it now fits and Daisy is wearing it in this photo my daughter sent me earlier this week.
I'm a proud knitting Nana ;0) And just look at those bunny slippers...I want a pair.
I have another Guest Designer post coming up on Monday, for the lovely Nikki over at Bunny Zoe's and this time I have got the bling out, big time....do come back and take a peep. Meanwhile I have some crafty time today so I am going to crack on and get inky fingers. I have some company for this as just for a change it's raining which means my fair weathered friend Billy does not want to get his paws wet ;0)
Bye for now,