Happy Sunday! I spent a little time this weekend being inspired by a number of challenges that helped me create a valentine for someone special.
I pinned this valentine recently, and used it as the inspiration for my freestyle collage. I am really happy with all the different textures and shine. Here's a close-up that shows the textures better:
The large heart is misted through a die-cut stencil, while the striped heart stamp is heat-embossed. The sentiment is embossed on silver pearl paper, and I used the same paper to punch a few small hearts. I also die cut four medium-size hearts and hand-stitched them together with a little baker's twine. The wood veneer heart is double-heat-embossed in silver. (Thanks for that idea, Jessi!)
Along with the pinned card, here are the challenges that also inspired me:
Mama Elephant has this inspiration photo. I was inspired by the love theme and the gorgeous variety of textures.
Simon Says Stamp's current challenge is Anything Goes with Twine or String. I'm still not willing to risk my ancient sewing machine, but I have wanted to stitch multiple shapes together, so this inspired me to finally try it. ;)
Addicted to CAS has the code word LOVE. I did say this card is for someone special. ☺
Enjoy the rest of your day! I hear there's some kind of sporting event...? :D
Supplies: white & American Crafts textured red cardstock, silver pearl paper, vellum, patterned paper scraps, Mama Elephant Hello & Hero Arts Striped Heart stamps, Versamark ink, Ranger Emboss It dabber, silver & Ranger rich red embossing powder, QuicKutz nesting hearts dies, Tattered Angels Santa Baby glimmer mist, small heart punch, Paper Smooches peppermint twine, Studio Calico wood veneer heart, pop-dot tape
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