Valentine's cards, part deux. Yesterday I saw a card on Moxie Fab that dropped my jaw. I wanted to make one. I wanted to make one BAD. I started on kraft paper and it just looked a bit blah. .)
That's as far as I got before I started to set it aside so I could start on card 4 (yeah, 4. 2 is on the back burner until I get a doily). Another thing I've wanted to try recently is the chalkboard technique. Then, DUH Jen! Those gems and such would pop quite nicely on black! So here's the result:
Betsy Veldman's chalkboard tutorial. Obviously I went for the VERY smudgy look. LOL!
As an aside, my "Tip of the Day": Something I found that worked well was to use something clear (I used a stamp block was nice since it didn't roll under the weight but a sheet of acetate would have been good too) to line up my buttons and bling over the card. Some of the bling was sticky backed so unless I'd cut it out, it would have been difficult to put on the paper and shift until I got it where I liked. It definitely simplified the layout process and when I changed cards, I already liked the "bling layout" so I was able to just put the block to the side and then put it back in place for final tweaks when the black card was done.
Ink: (Whisper White): Stampin' Up, (VersaMark): Tsukineko
Stamps: (Love): Stampin' Up, (Happy Valentine's Day): Repeat Impressions
Bling: Creative Charms, Studio 18, Walmart, Bazzill, Stampin' Up, Vintage buttons
Misc: (White colored pencil): Crayola
Apron Strings Day #2: Old bling, new paper. The paper came last week in my Stampin' Up order and some of the bling is the first bling I bought and several buttons were my grandmother's.
Southern Girls: Bling it On
Top Tip Tuesday: Let Me Call You Sweetheart