Thursday, February 15, 2018

Paris Collage Card

     Bonjour! The French flag inspired the birthday card that I made for my son, who shares my love of France, featuring the Paris CollageTriomphe Collage, and Ancient Map Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

          The stamping was done with permanent black ink, onto torn pieces of white tissue paper, layered, and made into a collage. Then I used TCW Mini Raven Mosaic stencil with white gesso for some texture. Once dry, I taped off the inner lines, and applied Distress Spray Stains (Blueprint Sketch and Candied Apple Red) to the outside edges.

     After applying white gesso to Tim Holtz' Numbered Stencil, and waiting for it to dry, I covered it with Emerald Creek (Hammered Metal) embossing powder, which I also used along the edges of the black cardstock underneath.

     Finally, I finished it up with some hand-stitching in blue, white, and red. Vive la France!


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Love You Card

     February is the month of love, and the I Heart You Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, is perfect for all of your Valentine's projects, including weddings and anniversaries! I used the largest heart stamp on the back of the pocket, and cut it out, revealing the red cardstock with the sentiment. Then I hand-stitched around the heart, and machine-stitched around the grey pocket, after embossing it with the Background Stripes Stamp.

     To mimic a love note coming out of the pocket, I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Vintage Script Cling Mounted Stamp, anchored by three hearts from the I Heart You Set.

     Finally, I embossed an old zipper, attached to a couple of 6" strips of red cardstock, embossed with the Victorian Borders Cling Mounted Stamp.

        Here's the finished card that I made for my husband.

Have a wonderful week and Valentine's Day!