Friday, February 3, 2012

A few more Valentines

I combined the colors from the ColourQ and the fun Moxie Fab Challenge Around the World.

I created two different backgrounds which started from the same set of supplies: glimmer mist, acrylic paint - white, pink, sand, a plastic ring from the gallon of the milk, a paintbrush, and a cork from a wine bottle.

My first card:

 I felt like I was grade school again inking up with household objects and smearing the paint around.

  1. Spritz glimmer mist (Red and Pink) onto craft mat.  
  2. Dip plastic ring into red glimmer mist. Stamp onto white cardstock. Repeat in pink glimmer mist. Repeat until surface covered. 
  3. Dip end of cork into glimmer mist and stamp into circles. 
  4. Dip wood end of the paint brush into acrylic paint and roll across surface. 
  5. Die cut kraft hearts. Wrap smaller heart in tissue tape. 
  6. Tie twine and add hearts. 
The second card has more detail and complexity. :) 

  1. Roll cork through glimmer mist. 
  2. Roll cork across white cardstock. Repeat across white cardstock. 
  3. Distress edges with kraft colored ink. 
  4. Stamp clocks randomly using light brown ink. 
  5. Stamp XO using black ink. 
  6. Stamp hearts using red ink. 
  7. Smear white acrylic paint across the surface. 
  8. Emboss Vellum using valentines embossing folder. Tear edges. 
  9. Sponge edges of Tattered Angels clock frame.  Stamp clock on white cardstock and heart in the center. Add clock hand. 
  10. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock. Cut banner and score and fold. 
The stamps are all Hero Arts.

Here are the colors:

Happy Friday!  I will be back tomorrow with my card for the new Stampendous Challenge for the month.



  1. Fabulous backgrounds Suzz, both very very effective. Beautiful cards. Tracy x

  2. What a great idea Sue. Lovely build up of the designs. I especially love the second one. The sentiment is fab.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Wow. that background looks so cool!!! Great job with this color combo and thanks for the step by step instructions.

  4. Both cards are just fab! I love the simplicity of the first design - it has real graphic feel. Love the fob watch and verse on your second card! Great work!

  5. Fabulous techniques, Suzz! So much more interesting, to me, than background paper, which obviously has a place in our world! Have a great weekend. Yvonne

  6. wonderful technique!! great cards! thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

  7. Beautiful cards, Suzanne! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  8. Gorgeous cards, love that technique.

  9. Love them both ... I am always in awe of your hand created backgrounds ... Have a lovely day

  10. What gorgeous cards. I love the background. Along with the burlap.

    Hugs, Linda

  11. Wonderful Valentine's love the artsy backgrounds!

  12. Look at you clever girl!! Great cards Suzanne!!

  13. Fantastic backgrounds Suzz. The colours are perfect.


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