Friday, January 16, 2015

Love, Love, Love and some hearts

So I picked up a set of stamps by Tim Holtz, these are the mini version and the set covers several holidays.  I picked out the three that went with Valentines day and sat down to play.
 I stamped each image on a square of watercolor paper. I stamped them in black and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I like to do that because it makes the black lines more intense and I can use any other inks on it and the black won't run.  I created a background piece for my card base with a stencil and various Distress Stains.  
 I turned this closeup on it's side so you could get a good view of my little sequins that I placed in some glitter glue.  It also helps the golds to show up.  I colored my "14" image with Copic markers. It is really fun how these work on watercolor paper.  I then added color by spritzing my piece with water and swiping mini Distress Stamp pads across it.  I could add the browns and pinks were I wanted them and the inks ran because of the water.  I sprayed on some Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine and those wonderful gold chipboard pieces are by Teresa Collins.  I embossed a stitched square into the paper. 
This fits the color combination at Curtain Call
 For this one, I cut the little cupid piece with a banner die from My Favorite Things when I was done coloring it.  That background is also created with a stencil and Distress Inks.  The little row of hearts is a die from Reverse Confetti. I used the red negative of the cut and placed the pink cut hearts into that with foam tape.
 After I colored in the little Cupid, I added a coating of glitter glue.  The LOVE die cut word is from My Favorite Things.  
This fits the retro sketch for this week.
 For this one, I did all of my coloring of the candy heart piece and then cut it out with a My Favorite  Things banner. I love this banner set because there are so many choices in size.  You can see I cut it again, slightly larger from gold metallic paper and then again, slightly larger from pink cardstock.  
 The kraft colored doily is from Recollections, I distressed it by wrinkling it and adding inks to it.  The word "LOVE" is cut from the gold metallic cardstock and added to the one banner.  You can see my dotted embossed background on the kraft cardstock base. I embossed a die from My Favorite Things into the paper. 
 This fits the My Favorite Things sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. SOOOOO love the first card with the sequins. Just Stunning. The other cards are beautiful but I'm just drooling over that first card.

  2. Wow! What gorgeous cards! Thanks for the explanations too! I love how you did those sequins and am totally trying it! :)

  3. These are awesome! So much depth and interest on that first one especially! Really nice job! Thanks for sharing at the Curtain Call!

  4. All of your card are fantastic! You did a great job with all of the challenges! Thank you for playing along with the MFT Sketch Challenge!

  5. 3 gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for joining in on our sweethearts challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!

  6. Fantastic cards Linda. Love the background you created for all 3. The colors are amazing... also love the touch of gold with the words. :) Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  7. Fabulous cards Linda! Love all the mixed media you have been using!

  8. ok, where did you get those stamps?? I must have them!! Love your cards. Thanks for playing at Crafty Gals Corner! :)

  9. WOW! These are all amazing! LOVE the mixed media detailing!

  10. Great cards! I love the subtle use of the traditional Valentines Colors. Thanks for playing along this week with our Sweethearts Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

  11. Linda all fabulous cards, each so unique and different. Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call and RetroSketches!

  12. It's so fun to see your name pop up as a participant each week Linda! I feel like I have "known" you for a verrryyy long time. :)

  13. Love them pretty!
    Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call!