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.
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Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:57 PM
Really pretty. Love that wide black ribbon on top of the red panel. So striking.
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Sun, Feb 03, 2013 @ 5:50 AM
Oh Amy! Receiving these tipsey hearts from you just warmed my heart! This card is so very eye catching....perfectly made and wonderful! I love the black, white and red of it....and the fact that you made this card mine, makes me shudder a little! I am so touched, I appreciate it so much!
The extra steps you went to in making this card....is quite evident!......And what fun little images you sent...the old time Valentine images remind me of days gone by, very very cool, vintage...Gotta giggle outa the Earth/Chocolate one! Tee hee!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.....for being a teapotter! YOU are a blessing! Anyone who is a teapotter knows what it means to be one...its a special someone doing special things for others! Sniff...Sniff....Thank YOU! Insert *heart* here.....