I thought I would share a card I made for Valentines. Most of the work has been done by using Lifestyle Crafts heart shaped dies :)
My base was made by folding red cs and carefully lining up the fold with the top of the Nesting Lace Hearts die so that instead of getting two hearts I retained the fold. Next I cut a black Nesting Scallop Heart followed by a red Heart Doily (actually that die is what started this card :)) , an itty bitty Nesting Eyelet Heart and then a regular Nesting Heart.
I used some stamps but of course at this moment forget which brands lol, . . . I stamped the base layer and the top layer with Fired Brick distress ink. The sentiment was stamped with black archival. I coloured some I Am Roses with Dylusions and then sprayed them with home made shimmer spray.
I make the spray I use the most with Pearl-Ex in Macro Pearl, Micro Pearl and Pearl White. I have a 100ml bottle I use to make up the spray because I use it so much lol. I have to say I usually add double Macro Pearl because I love it's bling bling bling effect lol. As Pearl-Ex needs a binder added I usually start with warm water and add either Gum Arabic or or a feww drops of Glossy Accents and give it a good shake before adding any pearls.
I finished the card by adhering all the layers together with double sided tape, placing the flowers and adding some twizzles (the flower stems twisted around a paintbrush handle or an awl) and gluing them down with Glossy Accents. To finish off I added some Black Enamel Accents spots.
My only beef with the card is next time I make one I need to either have it open at the side or alter the direction of the stamping and element placement as this card opens to sit on the side . . . oops!
Anyways Thanks For stopping by :)
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Crafty Catz - Anything But a Square
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Love is in the Air