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Friday, February 4, 2011
Penny Black: Every which way - I will love you always, all ways
Hello blogging friends! My desk has been a little hive of activity since I started playing with my new Penny Black: 'Every which way' stamp set that the postie brought me the other day. I love this little set - such cute images. I have long been admiring other people's cards made with Kraft Cardstock and thought I would try my hand at using it. This was a very quick and simple card to make - perfect for your last-minute Valentines Day cards.
The Kraft cardstock was embossed with my Cuttlebug and Kimmy-Luvs embossing folder. The dog was stamped onto white cardstock and coloured with OMS, Derwent Coloursoft and Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the balloon part of the image again onto the back of my Best Creation red glitter cardstock, then cut the balloon out and glued it to the image. I love how sparkly it looks. The dog is popped up on 2mm mounts. It's a good idea to use LOTS of them when you are popping an image onto embossed cardstock so that your image doesn't come unstuck and fall off (ie: less surface area for them to stick to). I had that happen recently when a sentiment panel came unstuck after a few days when I was very frugal with my foam pads.
Here is closeup pic of the balloon - don't you just love the "sparkle"?!!
By the way, the little hairs and marks on the close-up are part of the cardstock - kinda looks like my card or my camera lens got all dusty!
For the sentiment panels: as this sentiment is just one stamp and I wanted 2 separate lines, I masked the bottom line of the words off and stamped, then masked the top line off and stamped. Here is a pic of the stamp set if I am not making sense:
I diecut the sentiments using one of the dies from my Spellbinders Tags Trio and popped them up on 1mm mounts.
To finish off, I tied some red and white Twine and punched a heart from the same red glitter cardstock and glued it to the centre. I did add some Fray Stop to the ends of the twine to stop it from unravelling. I think you could use this card for a Wedding Anniversary as well as for Valentines Day - and I think it could be used for either a lady or a man.
I am popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers Ways to use it Challenge WT308 of "i HEART you" where you have to use a heart anywhere on your project, as well as the monthly Sir Stampalot February Challenge of "All creatures great and small".
Thanks for stopping by! I have a couple of other Valentines/Love cards on the go - watch this space!
Stamps: Penny Black - Every which way 30-008 clear set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Designer paper: Best Creation red glitter 12" x 12" cardstock
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Kimmy-Luvs embossing folder, Spellbinder Tags Trio S3-147, red and white twine, Fray Stop, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps, Cardstock: American Crafts Kraft, KW Doggett Knight white
Punches: Carl CP-8 Heart duo, Stampin' Up corner