Saturday, February 9, 2008

Two posts in one weekend!

Well, since I went back to work full time, I've had very little time for crafting and blogging. But, this weekend, I was inspired and created two cards with two tutorials. This latest Valentine card is more traditional in it's look, but uses an unusual technique. I call it the rock 'n' roll twist. You take a solid image stamp and ink it up in a light color. Then, you ink the edges of the images in a darker color. Then, you stamp the image, but instead of traditional stamping, you stamp and twist the image. Doing this on glossy paper gives a slightly blurred, tie-dyed look to the image. It's a very cool effect.
Click the image to the right to enlarge it and see the detail of the blurred hearts.

Here are the supplies you'll need:
Pretty in Pink cardstock
Ruby Red cardstock
White glossy cardstock
Ruby Red ink
Positively Pink ink
Your favorite Valentine images
I used Stampin' Up!'s Like it a Latte heart
and Close to My Heart's You and Me set

Friday, February 8, 2008

Love is in the air...

... which means Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  In the spirit of this day, I made a not too lovey-dovey card.  It would be appropriate for a girlfriend/boyfriend, husband/wife, friend, child, or parent!  It's a very basic card, which is all I have time for lately, that has been dressed up a bit with Stickles glitter glue.  See the video below for a demonstration of making this card.

Ruby Red cardstock
Blush Blossom cardstock
Basic Grey "blush" designer paper
Ruby Red ink
Basic Brown ink
pink, stardust, and waterfall Stickles
double-sided tape or other adhesive