Monday, February 10, 2020

A Two-Challenge Valentine

Having the need for another valentine or three for this Friday, I was inspired by two current challenges - CAS Colours & Sketches has a colour challenge this week, while CAS Mix Up is looking for stencils made from die cuts. Combining the two, I was able to come up with this: 

The die that I used for the stencil is a little square array of nine hearts, so I did my best to line them up and space them properly as I cut a stencil out of acetate. Before using the stencil, I lightly blended distress ink to a masked area on my panel - that's the pink of the colour challenge. Then through the stencil, I blended more ink to increase the intensity of the hearts' colour, then also sponged some Versamark through it, so I could emboss them with holographic embossing powder. The sentiment is also masked a bit, as those diamonds are meant to stretch right across a card. With a teeny brush, I added the same ink to the heart in the sentiment. A silver mat took care of the final challenge colour. 
For CAS Mix Up, in addition to the die-cut stencil, I have ink-blending, stamping, heat embossing and panel die-cutting. 

I have whole minutes to spare before the Colours and Sketches challenge ends, so that's it from me for now! 

Supplies: Neenah white & Ranger silver foil cardstock, acetate, (?) sentiment stamp, Versamark, Versafine onyx black & festive berries distress ink. holographic embossing powder, Impression Obsession Conversation Heart Block & MFT stitched rounded rectangle dies
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JulieP said...

ROFL! Talk about down to the wire. I'm so happy to see you in the gallery! Thanks for playing along. Now I gotta get out of my funk and get to work on your many challenges.

samantha's cards said...

What a fun use of this week's colors, thanks for joining us at CC&S.

karen h said...

Adorable card! I like the rows of hearts and the little red heart in the middle of the sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at CC&S!

Joyce said...

Such a pretty and fun valentine. Love the way you did those hearts. I never thought to sponge versamark ink. What a fab idea.

Bonnie said...

You did an amazing job of lining up those hearts, Lindsey! Love the tone on tone effect and all that sparkle! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

cm said...

Oh la la...look at all that shimmer and glimmer! Kudos to the variety of techniques invested in creating this Valentine beauty! I can barely manage one technique, let alone 5-6!

Jo said...

This is delightful Lindsey! Love the framing and these holographic stencilled hearts. A beautiful love card.
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so cute, Lindsey! You did a fantastic job of spacing and aligning the hearts, and the shine of the holographic embossed hearts is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty at CAS Mix Up!
Hideko xx