Monday, February 15, 2021

Creating Frames From A Blended Background (Belated Valentine's Card)

Hello! I hope you had a great Valentine celebration. I have work this day. Not to forget, the weather here in the Midwest is freezing cold! The only special thing I did is to finish this card which I am creating for my husband.

I am using Hero Arts products for this card. I created the background using the Hero Arts Zigzag Pattern Stencil. I wanted the zigzag columns closer to each other. To do this, I masked the other columns and inked one column only. After I've done this, I wipe the ink off the stencil, moved the stencil into which the next column of zigzag pattern is closer to the inked zigzag column. I masked the inked portion and the other column that is not being inked, then, I inked away until I covered the whole panel with inked zigzag columns. I blended more ink to the zigzag panel to mute down the stark white background. I used different blue Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks for the color and a Picket Fence blending brush to apply the colors.

I die cut a red mirror cardstock using the HA Floral Stamp & Cut By Lia. I heat embossed a sentiment from the same set to this mirrored cardstock. I used the Misti Stamping Tool so I can re-stamp the sentiment several times for a better impression. I used an anti-static tool first before stamping the sentiment with Versamark ink. I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder.

I die cut 2 more pieces of the heart using white cardstock. I adhered the hearts on top of each other for some dimension. I traced the shape of the metal heart die on white cardstock. I cut this traced heart but I cut this a bit larger to create a heart shadow for the intricate heart die cut. 

Back to the zigzag panel, to create more interest, I die cut this into frames using the HA Nested Rectangles die set. I adhered the frames to a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" red cardstock. I adhered the panels using the negative cut as guide for placement so the frames will be equally spaced. I adhered the heart slightly off center. I added some blue sequins for some embellishment.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful creation! I love the ink blended stenciled background - perfect backdrop to the gorgeous die cut heart!
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