Monday, 26 January 2015

Papertrey Ink and Simon Says Stamps Valentine card

Hello everyone, and a very warm welcome to new friend Shannon of Stamp and Glitter who is joining us as a new follower this week. Shannon is a very versatile crafter and enjoys cardmaking, knitting, home decor projects, scrapbooking and jewelry making. Phew all of that and she still finds time to go to work too! Do pop over to say hello and I know you will be glad you did.

The inspiration photo over at the card concept is really pretty and I wanted to play along so I could try that pretty ombre technique.


I took a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper and painted an ombre pattern on it


I then die cut a heart shape from it with a PTI Limitless Layers heart die



I then experimented a bit and cut a PTI Notched heart tag out and used it as a stencil with some Veramark ink to emboss some tiny hearts on in white ink



This was only partially successful as a couple of the hearts came out as little blobs but I thought it was 'okay enough' to use. I matted it onto one of the larger heart dies and added some tiny die cut hearts to it to add some texture and dimension.






I stamped the sentiment onto the white panel and used my favorite PTI canvas impression plate to give some more texture and added a strip of patterned paper down the side. The 'sending' word is from a Simon Says Stamps die and you will see that it was strategically placed to hide some of the mushiness of the embossed hearts. I wonder if you would have noticed the mushiness if I hadn't spilled lol? A sprinkling of little red hearts finished it off.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Hugs
Carol x


19 comments:

  1. This is lovely Carol I think red and white is really elegant together..huggles Sue xx

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  2. Oh!! I am pinning this card!! This is LOVELY. Really like the ombre background and how you created your own stencil for the hearts. Such a great idea!! The whole card design is beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Nora

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  3. Such a beautiful Valentine card, Carol! I love how you created the heart and how you added texture and dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  4. Carol! First off I love, love your card! The water coloring is gorgeous! (I was just doing some my self before I saw your lovely post) I also love the little hearts in the big heart, over all a stunning card!!
    Second, Thank you soo very much for your amazingly kind words and talking about my blog, honestly it's the sweetest thing and i'm truly appreciative not only for you taking time to visit my blog and to follow but for writing such lovely things on your own blog. I'm learning how amazingly sweet you crafters are in this amazing blog world. Thank you ever so much!!! & i very much look forward to continue to see your creativity and inspiration!!

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  5. What an adorable card. I love everything you did to the heart. Well done!

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  6. Gorgeous gradation of the water coloring and love the stenciled hearts detail!

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  7. WOW! I am in awe. Absolutely LOVE this card. Thank you for sharing the process with us :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More. We would love to see you back again soon!!!

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  8. Super stunning card and especially loved the tutorial to see the steps you took!! Love the ombre water coloring before you die cut! Great idea and am so inspired!!!

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  9. Oh what a wonderful, gorgeous card, love how you made the heart.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  10. How beautiful!! All that white space totally catches my eye and your water colouring of the heart is so dreamy. Stunning card that anyone would be so pleased to receive! So glad you shared it with us at ATSM and hope you can come back again soon!!

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  11. Wow such a beautiful card really love it. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

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  12. So beautiful!! Love the colors!!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!!

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  13. Very pretty! LOVE the ombre heart, Carol!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  14. I love your ombre heart and the card you made, too. And, no, I would not have noticed your mushy hearts, and still can barely see them, although I had to look since you brought it up. Altogether, just a beautiful Valentine.

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  15. Wonderful colors and textures on this pretty card!

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  16. Carol, your ombre pattern is so pretty and I love all the little added hearts. The patterned paper down the side added such a wonderful look to your card. It's a valentine anyone would love to receive.

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  17. So beautiful, love how you have created the heart!! :)

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  18. Your card is amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday ;)

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  19. Gorgeous!! The colors on your heart are so vibrant. WOW. Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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Carol x

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