Celebrating Close To My Heart's January Stamp Of The Month:
Happy Valentine's Day
Hi Friends! Welcome to Day 1 of our Kraft-y Hearts blog share. If you haven't visited her yet, you will definitely want to hop over and see what the super-talented Lynn has whipped up at From My Bungalow.
My first project is a Valentine's Day card using the triple-layer stamping technique. (You can find tutorials on this simple technique all over the blogosphere. I think it's a great technique when you're looking for something that will give you lots of bang for your buck!)
The card base and cardstock layers were made with Hollyhock cardstock. The stamped layers are White Daisy cardstock. I actually combined a couple techniques here. In addition to triple-layer stamping, I used generational stamping to achieve a multi hue look. All of the roses, however, are stamped in Hollyhock Exclusive Ink. The lighter roses are second generation stamps (that is, the second impression made with the stamp before re-inking it). The sentiment is stamped in Ruby Exclusive Ink on White Daisy cardstock and layered on Hollyhock. I popped it up using dimensional adhesive, rounded the corners with a scalloped corner rounder and added some Hollyhock sparkles from the Red, Pink and Purple Sparkles assortment. A little Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon adds an extra flourish.
Here's a close-up:
See you tomorrow!