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.