Do you love the vintage/distressed look? For some reason, I think a Valentine lends itself to these types of techniques!!
This Valentine started with a 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" kraft cardstock base. I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges, applied with the inkssentials applicator and foam pads. Next, is a 5&1/4" by 4" piece from the gorgeous Graphic 45 Le' Romantique 12x12 paper pad. This was inked with Victorian Velvet and then distressed on the edges. Then I inked it with Vintage Photo and adhered it to the base. I used the Spellbinders classic heart dies (die #2 and 3 starting from the smallest) to cut two kraft cardstock hearts. The larger was inked with Victorian Velvet, then distressed, then inked with Vintage Photo, and then sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist (GM). The smaller was very lightly inked with Vintage Photo, sprayed with the Iridescent Gold GM and then put Flower Soft Glue around the edge of the heart, and used the new gorgeous Gold Flower Soft. While that dried, I stamped the love ticket from the Stampers Anonymous "Love Struck" set in Vintage Photo ink, on the kraft cardstock and used more Vintage Photo ink to distress it up. I added Kaiserkraft "Light Pink" bling to the left edge. the little flower stamp is also from the Graphic 45 paper pad. It's cut out, and distressed on the edges, and then inked with Vintage Photo. The large heart is attached to the card with adhesive, and then the other items are all added with foam tape to give some dimension. The larger rose is a Prima Fairytale Rose inked with Vintage Photo and sprayed with Iridescent Gold GM, the smaller rose is Prima as well. Last touch, three more of the Kaiserkraft rhinestones next to the large heart. And that makes for one sweet little vintage Valentine! Keep an eye out.....more to come!! Available at Cutter's Creek: Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo and Victorian Velvet) Graphic 45 Le'Romantique 12x12 paper pad Spellbinders Dies (Classic Heart) Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Iridescent Gold) Flower Soft (Gold and flower soft glue) Kaiserkraft Rhinestones (Light Pink) Prima Fairytale Roses (French White)