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I started with the verse from the "Good Thoughts" Tim Holtz collection, Stampers Anonymous CMS085. This was stamped on cream cardstock distressed with Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Pumice Stone distress inks. The heart was coloured with Hot Cinnamon Twinkling H20 paint edged with red stickles.
I also wanted to try the Wendy Vecchi embossing paste I got just before Christmas. So on a piece of patterned paper by Antiquities (which I first distressed on the edges, and swiped several colours of DI to further age) I positioned a heart stencil in the upper left corner and applied the paste creating three hearts. It was aside to dry.
Using the Alternations Mini Lock & Key die and TH grungepaper, I cut a set and did the Rusted Grunge technique on pg. 45 of the first Compendium of Curiosities book.
After the paste was thoroughly dry, I repositioned the stencil over the hearts, sponged them with TH Barn Door distress ink, and stamped each heart with a different stamp in gold ink. As the surface of the dried hearts is not completely smooth, it is hard to get a clear stamped image, but there is a crown & butterfly on the smaller hearts and roses on the larger one.
Several flourishes are embossed with Fine Gold EP on the background paper.
I took a piece of cream and black patterned paper from my stash and cut a doily (Cheery Lynn Designs DL103, Italian Flourish). Then I swiped Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye and Brushed Corduroy inks over the surface. It was then cut in half and placed at an angle under the verse and near the embossed paste hearts.
The lock and die is joined with a TH ideology pin, tied with burgundy/gold ribbon and attached over the doily.
I am entering this card in several challenges as noted below.
Jan. 22, 2015
Cheery Lynn #168: Sweethearts Italian Flourish Doily die
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Have a Heart
Craft Hoarders Anonymous: Choose your Challenge- One item from each column:
Medium - Ink; Fibre - ribbon; Technique - stamping; Texture - embossing/paste; Embellish -ephemera (pin).