** 10/10/17 Top Pick at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog! **
Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – hope you have a fantastic week coming up! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using Hero Arts Love by Lia and Hero Arts Romeo & Juliet stamp sets! I created a shabby chic Valentine with lots of layers and lots of ink!
I had an absolute blast creating this card. I wanted a few red heat-embossed elements and don’t have any red embossing powder, so the L-O-V-E sentiment and three hearts from the Love by Lia stamp set were stamped in Versamark over top of red ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This is an awesome trick you can use to make it appear like you have virtually any color embossing powder!
I started with a watercolored background using Scarlet and Brilliant Red Brusho powders. Then I went through a couple ephemera packs and pulled out quite a few elements that I wanted to use, distressed the edges, and started laying them down.
When I was happy with the placement, I started adhering the pieces. Some were adhered flat and some have foam tape under them for a little dimension. I fussy cut the embossed hearts and added a game spinner for the butterfly body, a twine bow and a strip of fabric roses. I splattered watered-down Walnut Stain distress ink over the entire panel and added some Crystal Drops. LOTS to feast the eyes upon, lol!
I stamped a sentiment and more hearts from the Romeo & Juliet stamp set on the inside panel, hand-drew a couple wavy lines down the left side and distressed the edges, then layered the panel on black cardstock. Really loving how this turned out!
I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania Challenges: #96 – Shabby Chic or Rustic
Country View Challenges: Metal
Craft Rocket Challenges: #41 – Something Beginning with “F” (fabric flowers, fourteen)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: September Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: #171 – Anything Goes
Mixed Media World: #29 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #11 – Lots of Layers
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, The Paper Cut Black cardstock
Ink: Scarlet and Brilliant Red Brushos; Memento Rhubarb Stalk; Ranger Black Soot and Walnut Stain distress ink; Ranger Barn Door and Fired Brick distress markers
Accessories: Tim Holtz Thrift Shop and Snippets Ephemera Packs, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spinners, Studios Blackbird natural twine, Wild Orchid Crafts black fabric roses, Ebony Black Crystal Drops
I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is CASE A Designer this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woo-hoo! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!