Hello and welcome! I am excited to share my first card with you all. Today, I have a fun stained glass Valentine’s Day card to share with all of you, plus a bonus card at the end (it’s the easy version!).
I saw the Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart background stamp and knew I had to have it. It is so unique! I saw it and immediately thought about heat embossing and the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I stamped the background onto Canson XL watercolor paper trimmed down to 6’ square using Veramark ink. Then, I heat embossed the stamp in white. An important step not to miss is to use a powder tool before you stamp. I can’t tell you the number of cards that I have ruined by not doing this. Don’t be like me, use a powder tool! My favorite these days is the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag.
Also, now is about the time in the crafting process that my Wheaten Terrier, Charlie, comes and lies at the gate to come into the dining room. I think he wants to craft with me, but what he really wants is to come into a room where he isn’t allowed. Our house still has the original 1939 hardwood floors, and dogs and hardwoods don’t mix. Okay, moving on now.
After the powder melted, I took my Zig markers and went to town. I used a water brush to move the color and get that watercolor look. I left some areas white, trying to highlight the background while keeping it simple. I only used 4 markers to complete this look.
I stamped a hugs sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Encouragement set using Gina K Designs Wild Wisteria ink. I love this stamp set-there are tons of great sentiments. After cutting down the panel to 4’x5’, I used scor tape on fun foam and adhered the card to a top folding A2 sized card. To finish it off, I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops.
For the second card, I kept it really simple by blending Distress Oxide inks on top of the heat embossed card. I used Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, and Candied Apple inks. Then, I trimmed the card down to 4”x5”, used fun foam to pop it up, and adhered it to a top folding A2 sized card. Nuvo Jewel Drops finished this simple, yet beautiful card off.
Which do you like better? Simple, or statement? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you!