Hello there, lovelies! Today I´d like to share with you a special kind of card. Every year I join a Valentine´s Day card swap and send a card to someone somewhere on this earth. This year my card will go to the Netherlands. So we swap, I will send the card I created to my „swap pal“ and she will send me one she made. It is great fun swapping cards with fellow cardmakers! And what better ocation than Valentine´s!! In Finnland Valententine´s Day is by the way known as „friends day“. I like the idea to remember friends once a year with a card.
I thought it would be fun to add a little step-by-step to go with the finished card:
I first took a 7gypsies stamp, applied some VersaMark ink over it and stamped the image onto the kraft card base. Next I applied white embossing powder over the stamped area. Before heating the powder, I carefully wiped some areas free from the powder to create a shabby image. After that I heated the powder.
Now who know me, knows that I love ink droplets. So I just could not resist adding some pink Glimmer Glaze ones onto the background. I let them air dry, since they tend to start to bubble and boild when heated with a heat gun. Therefore I prefer to let them air dry.
Next I chose to add some darker red ink droplets, this time with Marmelade Glimmer Mist. It adds a nice contrast to the background.
After that I took some doilies from my stash and give them a Glimmer Mist treatment (Vintage Pink & Marmelade). When the doilies were dry, I took out some heart punches and punched a couple of red and pink toned hearts to decorate my card.
I also used some light pink burlap and some bits and pieces from the 7gypsies ephemera set. After arranging all bits and pieces on their places I went along and hand drew a little „love“ sentiment.
So this is the finished card. I hope the recipient will like it! I kept it very clean & simple, since I wanted to leave some of the lovely kraft card base seen.
I am also so very, very lucky to be able to announce that I will be joining the amazing Canvar Corp Brands Crew!! So you will be seeing lots of Canvas Corp Brands (Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp & 7gypsies) related projects here in the future!! I am so, so excited about this journey and being a part of one amazing team – more about that to come in very near future, so stay tuned :).
And now, how about a $50,00 gift card for the Canvas Corp store?? You read right!! Now how´s that for a nice price, huh?!! I hope you will be joining in – for all the details, please hop over to this post over at the CCB blog and play along!!! I wish you lots of luck on picking your faves 🙂 – there is lots of gorgeousness to choose from!!!
Have a LOVEly day,