Monday, 7 February 2011

My Valentine! by Nicky Cresswell

Well hello there my fine stamping chums, nice of you to join me this fine day!
As you are all aware the big day of love is fast approaching, and if you haven't already made your cards here is a nice quickie to help you out.
All you need is a base card, i used a square kraft coloured one for this example but white or cream in any size would also work fine. 1 sheet of parchment or velum big enough to cover the front of the card.
A selection of stamps... I've used Stampers Anonymous 'Love Struck' and Artistic Stamper 'Roses are Red',
4 brads and a die cut heart... oh and several ink pads lol
First cut the parchment to the exact size of the card, Stamp the cupid onto the parchment using stazon in the bottom left hand corner, while this is drying, cut a heart {i used my slice} but you can use anything for this, maybe the heart from Tims winged heart alterations die just so long as you have a printable surface for your valentine message.
Stamp the 'to my valentine' with black archival onto your heart, and use vintage photo distress ink round the edges.
Place the parchment over the card and line up where you want the heart to be, then stick it in place.
Put this to one side for now.
Next randomly stamp the strip hearts in red distress ink onto the base card paying attention to where the cupid will overlay, also stamp the word love several times in black, again paying attention not to stamp where it would be covered by the heart or cupid.
 If you're a bit unsure at this stage and don't want to mess up your card, practice on a piece of scrap paper first to get your placement how you want it. You can overlay your parchment to check how it will look on the real card. 
Then all thats left to do is attach the parchment to the base card with 4 brads, one in each corner.
And there you have it, a nice muted effect with all the stamping still visible. And the perfect card for your  
♥ valentine 
Oh... Don't forget it's a 'Love' theme for our challenge this month so add your cards HERE and you could win the random prize candy! Woo Hoo!


Jennie said...

Great love card :))

Anonymous said...

Fab card Nicky! x

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card Minxy, lovin that ickle cherub :O))