Thursday, 9 January 2014

Valentine Card {with Eclectica & Hot Picks stamps by Joanne Wardle}

Hi everyone, Joanne here. I really enjoyed my Guest designer spot, so I was thrilled to be asked to do a regular monthly spot - what I like to think of as my clean and simple corner.

Valentine's day is approaching so I decided to concentrate on a romantic card, using Darcy's lovely stamps. 

I started by stamping the small heart from the Darcy set, EDY01 twice onto white card using Little Black Dress.

I apply the ink by putting a small amount onto my glass mat and then applying it with cut'n'dry foam. You may notice one thing appears to be missing.. no ink. I have found that stamping with fresco paints creates such a lovely effect that I don't use inks anywhere near as much as I used to. Cleaning up is a breeze too: just a wipe with a microfibre cloth does the trick.
Once the black was dry, I applied London bus paint.

I inked up the mini 96 flourish (this is definitely going to be a new favourite) with Hey Pesto paint

 and the sentiment from HPXT03  with Little Black Dress fresco acrylic paint.

I stamped them as shown, then added the splatter from HPXT01 (an old favourite)

I then cut out the hearts and moulded them with an embossing tool and embossing mat (actually mine is an old stamping mat). Any soft mat will do, if you don't have one, just do it in the palm of your hand. If you don't have an embossing tool, you can use something like the end of a paintbrush.

Attach to the card with a small triangle of 3D foam.

That's it all done, here is a close up of the 3D hearts.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoyed this project. I will no doubt be back again in the future, Joanne. 

A huge thank you to Joanne from PaperArtsy HQ. We love your clean and simple style and it is a pleasure to have you back with us. The layering of the stamped images with paint instead of ink works perfectly and adds subtle dimension. We love the embossed hearts, they really pop. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00 (London time) Sunday January 12th 2014.


Helen said...

Love this card Joanna! Cant believe I don't have those word stamps!

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful card Joanna. I have the word stamp but need the splatter. Style of card is something that I would like to try. Thanks. X

Redanne said...

Your clean and simple card is wonderful Joanne, the hearts are particularly beautiful. x

Lin said...

gorgeous CAS card!!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card! Great to see you back Joanne.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Lovely and clean as usual Joanne I love your style. This is a great card xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Very, very effective!

Lucy x

jojo79 said...

Brilliant CAS card

Julie Lee said...

Lovely stamping with Fresco. It really is great to use instead of inks. Julie Ann xx

Keren Baker said...

Gorgeous style of card! Love the textured hearts.

Unknown said...

Vraiment sublime ta carte Joanna, j'ai les tampons coeur, les éclaboussures reste a trouver les mots qui définissent l'amour....

butterfly said...

Ooh, the dimension on those little hearts is so cool!
Alison x

massofhair said...

Love the splats of ink very much, makes all the difference. Love the CAS style :-) x

Etsuko said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours combo and I love 3D hearts. xx

Kezzy said...

WOW so loving your cards you do, so elegant but simple and very on trend. Kezzy :-) xxx

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