It's Tickle a Teapotter week, and this week's challenge asks us to make a card using a black-and-white combination on a Valentine in the form of spots, dots, patterns, etc. I love using black and white, but find myself always wanting to sneak in a pop of red!
I started by die cutting my hearts from patterned paper. The patterned paper is pretty thin, so I also die cut some chipboard and adhered it to the paper. Using a black marker, I colored the edges so the "kraft" color of the chipboard wouldn't be seen on the card. I covered the patterned paper with Versamark using the direct-to-paper method, added clear embossing powder and heat embossed it to give the hearts a shiny finish. I die cut another heart from a piece of heavyweight white card stock, stamped my sentiment, then inked around the heart with the black marker.
I embossed a piece of red card stock with a Texturz plate, then wrapped my ribbon around the red panel. I attached the red panel to the card base and adhered my hearts using foam tape to add dimension. For extra support, I added a white liner to the inside panel and stamped it with two small hearts.
Registered: August 13, 2006 Location: Calgary, AB Posts: 5394
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 1:15 PM
Pretty card! Love the idea of using versa mark and clear embossing powder to give the hearts a shine. TFS
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 1:21 PM
Amy, a lovely card to tickle the Mudder!! Love your polka dotted hearts!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??