2020 Topic 1: Love is in the Air
Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon with you today, and I'd like to share with you a traditional style Valentine's Day card.
The card style is traditional in the colours I have chosen and the use of the roses however I've given it a modern twist by adding a couple of pops of contrasting colours and bold stencilling.
The background started off with a couple of pieces of Tim Holtz tissue tape and then I added the Fresco Finish paints in: Blah Mange, Sorbet, Red Lipstick, Cerise, Coral, Green Patina and Yellow Submarine.
The next step was stencilling, stamping and splattering! This stage is my favourite :)
I stamped in the background using Blah Mange and the script stamp from ESC04.
I stencilled the dots with a Tim Holtz stencil and Little Black Dress.
And finally to finish it off it was splattered with Chalk, Yellow Submarine and some gold Posca Pen too - for good measure!
I used the left over pink paints from my craft mat to brayer a scrap of Smoothy heavyweight card and then stamped the roses from ESC04 using Versafine in Onyx Black.
I added an extra bit of definition to the roses using coloured pencils before fussy cutting the image and adding to the card with foam squares. I then added the metallic sentiment stickers which are by Tim Holtz.
To finish the card off nicely I mounted it on black card then added to the card blank again using the foam squares.
I really enjoyed making this card - it's good to throw in a few contrasting colours now and then to mix things up a bit. There is tons of inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram - especially for Valentine's Day ideas so do go and take a look.
Thanks, Claire xx