Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Hearts Valentine

If you read Sunday's post, you saw that our January Guest Designer, Karen Taylor, used 11020SC Hearts Valentine Clear Set for her project:

I've said this before, but one of my favorite thinga about stamping is how you can create projects that are very complicated or super simple...or anywhere in between, depending on your mood.

An example of the latter is this quick and easy card I made with one of the main images, 5907J Hearts Valentine in the wood mounted version:

I stamped and heat embossed the image with gold powder, and tipped the edges of the panel with a metallic gold marker. The hearts were lined with red marker on the inside, and I used a waterbrush to pull the color toward the center. Then I spread a thin layer of Stickles on top before layering the card pieces. Easy peasy!

Of course, you already saw Karen's gorgeous vintage-style Valentine a couple of days ago:

Well, she also created this amazing jacket pin using the same stamp set:

Karen made an almost leather-like surface by covering Want2Scrap Nestaboard with patterned paper, which she then sanded and inked along the edges.

The sentiment (5903F Lg. I Love You in wood mounted) was embossed with powder, and the surfaces of the pin and dangling hearts were covered with Clearsnap Glue Gloss and clear embossing powder, and then heat set to add both stability and shine:

In this close-up view, you can see an eyelet was inserted into each heart before they were attached to the base with mini pins, and the base was lined with Want2Scrap Bling:

Karen said she collects antique Valentines and cannot wait to wear her new pin. Hopefully she'll be sporting it at CHA because I'd love to see it in person. Thanks for stopping by today to check out our projects!

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