This week I am sharing a card with a foil-art base and a whimsical love note, along with a little love bug and a fun steampunk heart – there is a key which comes with the heart stamp, and I have included that on the inside of my card.
For the foil-art base, I die-cut some hearts and a lot of arrows from an old cereal box and stuck them to a piece of card. Then I covered it with small strips of metal tape, and added some detailing with a tracing wheel borrowed from my sewing box. To finish, I rubbed it with some black acrylic paint and rubbed a lot off again before it had dried. The foil also looks wonderful with alcohol inks, but I wanted to keep a fairly plain look.
My little whimsical love note uses a sentiment (and the bug) from Whimsical and Kind Sayings. I used markers to stamp the sentiment on cream card, and stamped the hearts again so that I could cut one out, heat emboss it with clear embossing powder and pop it up. The little bug was stamped with black ink, embossed with clear powder and then sponged with some red ink. After cutting it out, I used a large stylus to shape the body a little.
I used a “Weathered” embossing folder on the little note, added a punched border to look like a page from a notebook, and distressed it by splattering some watercolour over it.
I also added silver embossing powder to one of the arrows, and after two layers of silver I sprinkled it with some Chinese Red and some Chunky Metallic Seasonings, and added it so that it’s pointing towards the “love” sentiment.
I originally wanted to do the steampunk heart in a metallic colour but I don’t have any fine detail embossing powders other than clear and black, and the stamp is so detailed that I decided the best option was to stamp and emboss in black, and then add my metallic feel in the form of a luster rub.
I also stamped the key in the same fashion, and added it to the inside of the card. If you like the steampunk look, there is a great sheet of stamps called Steampunk Fun. I hope to have a card using the feather stamp to share with you soon!
Thanks for coming by the blog this week – I hope you’ve enjoyed sampling the creativity on show. Have a good weekend!!