Hello crafty friends -
I have a bit more Valentine-goodness to share with you. Today I’m playing along with the latest Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge, #20 Distress Watercoloring Part 2. I thought it would be fun to apply this technique to a Valentine image for my project.
I used the CMS143 – Valentine Blueprint stamp set and followed the instructions in the book to color the image. For a finishing touch I covered the “14” with Glossy Accents and dusted with a bit of glitter.
For the background I stamped the ruler image from CMS163 – Artful Tools in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I sponged the edges with the same color and added a bit more grit by spritzing the background with Pumice Stone. I layered on black cardstock and stitched the edges using heavy duty white thread. Still needed a bit more texture and lightening up so I added a piece of cheesecloth.
Next I stamped the ruler image on pink cardstock using Emboss It ink and then heat embossed with Frosted Crystal embossing powder which adds a very subtle shimmer. After die cutting with the Mini Hearts Movers & Shapers die I sponged the hearts with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The sponging really made the embossing pop.
For the sentiment I stamped an arrow from CMS192 – Here & There stamp set in Magenta Hue Archival Ink on watercolor paper. I then stamped the sentiment from CMS183 – Hashtags over the arrow using Jet Black Archival Ink. Trimmed the arrow, sponged the edges, and spritzed with Pumice Stone.
I adhered the hearts, sentiment arrow, and a few mirrored spots to the card front using foam dimensional tape and Glossy Accents.
Do you love it? I’m very happy with how this card turned out and I’ll have to use the cheesecloth again – love the texture it adds.
Coupon Alert! If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium (another sponsor of the challenge) you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.