Saturday, February 9, 2019

Inkspirational Guesting!

I'm very excited to be guest designing at Inkspirational Challenges this month! Challenge #180 begins today, and it's a fun one:  


There are so many ways to incorporate text on a card (after all, most cards do seem to have sentiments...) and I was mulling over different approaches at the same time I was thinking about the valentine I still needed to make. They all mixed together and became this: 



These stamps are from a Christmas set, and I hadn't really thought of it for a Valentine until now! I started with the large XO sentiment, stamping it in red then embossing it in sparkle embossing powder before masking it to stamp all the smaller x's and o's. I'm still amazed I managed an entire panel without messing it up! The masked XO didn't seem quite defined enough, so I added a sparkly gel pen outline. I added a couple of of patterned papers as well as some glitter cardstock to frame the main panel. I cut a heart from the leftmost patterned paper, centred it in the large O, and added a thick coat of glossy accents to it. 



This just happens to be this year's valentine for my husb, so I'm entering the current challenge at The Male Room - Love Your Men. 



Supplies: Neenah white & Stampin' Up real red glitter cardstock, assorted patterned papers, Simon Says Stamp Big Holiday Wishes stamps, Versamark, Altenew blush & Ranger classic cherry inks, Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder, Gelly Roll red sparkle gel pen, Glossy Accents, fun foam

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11 comments:

sandie said...

We are so pleased you are joining us at Ink as our GD and with such an amazing card. Wow to stamping that whole panel without a mistake! I thought it was patterned paper! The little shiny heart the perfect touch. I like how you used one panel of glitter card at the edge-adds a great design to the card. Can't wait to see what you have for us he next challenge!

Marina said...

How clever to use the Christmas stamps for Valentine and they look just perfect for it. This card is elegant and fun. Thanks for being our wonderful GD at Inkspirational.

Barbara Godden said...

Congrats on your GD position for the month looking forward to seeing more. Awesome job with that stamp. Fabulous card.

Pia S said...

So impressed you did that xo panel yourself by stamping, before I read this post I was sure you’d used a DP. The glossy paper heart looks like a gem. A well designed card! So happy to have you guest designing with us at ink!

Shauna said...

What a lovely card with so many beautiful layers! The inspiration certainly shines through. We love having you as guest designer at Inkspiraional!
- Shauna

Dotty Jo x said...

Great GDT card, Lindsey! Well done on creating that amazing panel my steady-handed friend, Jo x

cm said...

Beyond thrilled that you're our GD this month and WOW! Talk about a fabulous debut! The rows of XOs are marvel enough...and then you go several steps further with the sparkle focal duo and fabulous papers! Swooning! Your husband will absolutely LOVE this, as do I! Dazzling...
hugs~c

Anila Dk said...

Love the use of the Holiday stamps for Valentine's. This is absolutely lovely. So glad you Guest designed for us at Inkspirational challenges.

Jane said...

Well this card really pops! Love all that background stamping and the addition of the larger embossed text and glossy accent heart is a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing at The Male Room, hope to see you link up to our future challenges too.

Wei said...

What a sweet Valentine's card, Lindsey! Love how you've poped up the big XO. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Marlena M. said...

Amazing text and alignment Lindsey~ wow! Lovely use of glitter, while keeping it man friendly too!