Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Key To My Heart

Thank you for joining me with my second post to this great blog! With Valentine's Day coming this weekend I have done charming card to send/give to the one you love. Product list: Stamps by Prickley Pear, embossing folder by Cuttlebug & ink by Tsukineko.

I started this card with brown background and stamped a simple background using one of my focal stamps. I stamped the image several times using VersaMark to leave the subtle water mark affect.

Next I used the swirls Cuttlebug folder to emboss the red card stock. I chose to tear the bottom rather than make a straight edge to add some interest. I had to run the paper through the Cuttlebug twice as this was a longer piece of card stock.

Since I was using brown and red papers I chose an off white layer to to make the other elements of the card pop. I then used the background stamp again but used the entire image. I used several different colors of ink layered on the stamp to make it variegated in color. I then tore the edges and inked the edges with the same inks the image was stamped in and attached to the card front.

I stamped the words on the same off white paper and inked the edges and attached to the card front with a pop dot. Next I stamped the victorian lady on brown, cut it out and attached to the card front with a pop dot.

The last two elements were then added. A key to go along with the phrase and a few touches of glitter. I made my string to match by running it over the ink pad.

This was a fun and easy card to make. Hope it inspires you to make a special card for your special someone!

Happy Creating...

Kristi Parker Van Doren
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Sheryl K said...

Beautiful card!! I love all the stamping you did here. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Dakota Bear said...

A beautiful vintage card. Thank you!

Ahauna said...

I love the silhouette of the lady. Where can I purchase it???

Jana said...

Very pretty choice of color

Kristi said...

Thank you all. The lady stamp is Prickley Pear. Kristi