Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Day

Modern Valentine's seem to have begun in the late 1700's when printers had started to produce cards containing romantic verse. Once postal rates became more affordable it became possible to send them anonymously and now it's grown into quite a big commercial event. A hand crafted card takes some beating though! 

Products Used:
Stamps: Penny Black - Hedgehog Kisses / Hugs
Spellbinders: Scallop Hearts
Embossing Folder: Polkadots
Ink: Distress Ink - Spun Sugar / Archival Ink -Coffee
Watercolour pencils
Pearl Card / White Card
Distress Marker: Picket Fence
All products in blue available from J&C Creations

    The card is based on a 5 1/2" white square. The main image is Hedgehog Kisses stamped on white card with Archival Coffee and coloured in with watercolour pencils. It is cut out with a heart shaped die, I have coloured the edges with Distress Ink Spun Sugar before removing the die so that I get a nice neat white border. The small hedgehog is from Hugs stamped on white card and coloured before cutting out by hand and mounting on foam.
    The pink pearl layer has been embossed using a polkadot embossing folder, it is then matted on to a green pearl layer. The balloons have been stamped on green pearl and cut out so that they can be raised on foam pads above the image, they also have a small white 'shine' drawn on them with a Distress Marker-Picket Fence. The little hedgehog has a green pearl heart too.
   This stamp is perfect for Valentine's Day as well as Anniversaries and Weddings, that's a value for money stamp!

Take care... Rocky

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