Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than to post a Christmas Card.

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is "text me" - to use text in your Christmas card.  

This challenge reached right out and grabbed me; I knew exactly what stamp I was going to use and miracle of miracles, I knew where the stamp was.  I had bought it last fall and never used it.  It is from Hero Arts.  I also have another stamp which is perfect for the inside:  Sending you peace, love and joy for the holidays.

I made my own background paper.  I started with a piece of watercolor paper.  I put one shade of distress ink and water on a piece of acetate and then squished it onto the watercolor paper.  I kept doing this with this color until I had this shade of blue all over the paper.  I let it dry.  I then repeated the process with another shade of blue distress ink.  Here is a look at the piece of paper I made and yes there are two shades of blue on this paper.

I inked my stamp with VersaMark ink and used Silver embossing powder.  I then cut out the design with a die cut.  This was matted with a dark blue metallic paper.  Silver thread was wrapped around the card and a bow was added.  The image is pop dotted on top of the card front.  A couple silver glitter dots were added to the opposite corner.  A very simple but beautiful card (In my opinion).

The inside is finished also.  Yeah Barb.


SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous inky smoosh ... love the big bold sentiment too ... so very glad you got TEXT-y with us at Jingle Belles.

Sybrina K said...

Barb, Love your Distress Ink-ed background!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooh! WOW! what a gorgeous smooshy watercolory/DI background and it sets off that beautiful sentiment to perfection! thanks for joining our texting fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥