Viva la Verve January 2013 Week 2 sketch, and since distressing in any form is my favorite technique, I made this one vintage-y. I used a pink Glitter Finish embossing powder to emboss the Lace Heart image onto a dp that already looked aged, then I ran the edges through my Distrezz-it-All (I love that thing!). After inking the edges with Distress Ink, as well as sponging it along the edges of the back, I misted water onto my craft mat, then dragged some of the edge through it, both to make the ink run, and to soften the dp so I could roll it up. When I do that, then hit it with my heat gun, it dries and becomes very crinkly and stiff, as though it really is old. I did the same thing with the two die cuts behind the heart. For the bg, I layered two pieces of cs, distressed the edges, using Picked Raspberries Distress Ink along the edges of the light pink cs, to make it appear to have been stained from the darker pink cs. Then I did some sloppy sewing. I randomly switched my machine from straight to zig zag, varied the width and length of the stitches, and pulled some of them loose. I added a thick twill ribbon, then tied a key charm to it using brown jute.
old fashioned lock with Distress Ink, then scratched it up with a rasp.
For the inside, I created a sentiment in Word, printed it onto a transparency, then rubbed it on.
Je t'aime sentiment. I stamped the 7 Gypsies text image onto the pink cs after adhering the heart so that part of the stamp "dirtied" the edge of the heart.
Well, that's it for me for a few days. I'll be stamping all day on Saturday, so I may have a few cards to share with you next week.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes Love Letters Challenge, FLLCJan13
Viva la Verve January 2013 Sketch Challenge, Week 2
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Embrace the Old
Thanks for stopping by, and have a crafty weekend!
Stamps: Lace Heart, Hearts & Flowers (Flourishes); Under Lock & Key (Our Craft Lounge); Venice (7 Gypsies)
Paper: Kissing Booth (Basic Grey); Que Sera Sera (K&Co)
Ink: Distress, Memento
Dies: Labels Three, Lotus Pendant, Postage Stamp, A2 Matting Basics, Classic Hearts (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Decorative Tile Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); Glitter Finish Embossing Powder (Zing); twill ribbon; key charm; jute; Perfect Pearls Mist; sewing thread; Distrezz-it-All; transparency rub-on
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")