• Valentines Wishes with Hugs & Kisses

by Sania Khatri January 23, 2020

What do I do now?

Have you ever had an idea for a card, but couldn't find the exact color cardstock you had in mind? No? Just me? Well, since I didn't have on hand what had come to mind, I decided to take a leap and shade some plain white cardstock to the color I had envisioned.

Painting the town in Red!

I started by taking Neenah White Heavy-weight cardstock and trimming it down to one piece of 5-3/4"x4-1/4" and two pieces to the size of 4-1/4"x5-1/2". Since this is a heavy-weight cardstock, it will not curl when saturated with inks. 

Taking one of the smaller pieces, I started blending the Fired Brick distress Ink using my mini ink blending tool. You can use as much, or as little, of the color, depending on the effect you are going for. Since we are making a multi-layer card, it would be better to have a clear distinction between the two shades that we would be using. After this piece is done, set it aside to dry.

Using the Barn Door Distress Ink and the blending tool, add the color to the other smaller sized cardstock and then set aside to dry. 

Almost there now.

Once the ink blended pieces have dried down a bit, use the Altenew Layered Floral Cover Die in A to die cut the first piece and Die B for the other. I used the Ranger Texture Paste Transparent gloss and mixed it with the Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter, applying this mixture over the second die-cut to add another dimension to the layout. You will notice in the video that the ink starts to bleed off the paper and mix with the paste. Although I did not intend for it to go this way, I did like the effect achieved, so I left it as is and continued with the project. Let it sit overnight if you want the color to set and not bleed when you use the paste.

Using the Gina K. Designs Connect Glue, I adhered the layers to each other, as I find the tip allows me to apply glue to the most intricate of details and also gives me a chance to adjust the layers in case I have missed aligning them properly in the first go. For this card, I divided these layers into 2 sections. The other section will be added to my stash to be used in the future.

Next, we take the remaining cardstock piece, and, using the layered cut-out, place the stamp in the desired location. Stamp and emboss using the Versamark Stamp Pad and Ranger Embossing Powder. Once set, take the Distress Inks in the shade Aged Mahogany, Barn Door and Fired Brick, and blend them in. Make sure there are no harsh edges between the colors. By using the embossing powder, we have created a resist which helps the white of the cardstock stand out against the other colors.

Bringing it All In.

Mount the layered die cut over the stamped and blended cardstock. I added some clear heart embellishments and I felt it added to the theme of the card without taking away the focus and attention from the main attraction. Take another piece of the same cardstock and cut it down to 5-3/4"x4-1/4". This will serve as the base for the panel we just created.

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself! Let us know your thoughts and until next time, see ya!

 

 

 



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