Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Cards - don't have to be PiNk!

No, they don't!
It's all about your own style - and here is one I made while experimenting with a technique.

I wanted to a) emboss and b) colour with embossed surfaces.

Here's what I did:
1) inked my  4 1/4 x 5 in Very Vanilla cardstock with all sorts of ink colours using sponges,
  [you can ink a larger surface area and cut it after colouring]
2) next using a damask-style embossing folder I sandwiched the inked cardstock and pressed it       through my BIG SHOT,
3) using a separate sponge to swipe black ink over the entire piece softly thus affecting only the raised surface created by the embossing folder, 
4) decorated the front with a black heart using my Heart Punch, and a blue circle with my 1 inch Circle Punch and attached them with a black flower brad.


Sorry lighting doesn't show how beautiful the colours are in contrast with the black!  Try a more dramatic valentine's card this year!  Cheers :)

1 comment:

Renee said...

Beverly i love this. I love all your colors with the black, just beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Hugz n blessings Renee