Sunday, January 15, 2023

Say I Love You with a Card!

 Hi crafty friends!   I hope you have been having a good weekend!  I am over on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog today and I am so happy to be sharing another card that I made using the new Love You Stamp Set!  

To create this card, I stepped WAY outside of my comfort zone in several ways.  I knew that I wanted to use a teal, purple and pink color palette, but I felt that it needed a color that would really make it pop, so I pulled out my color wheel to find a complimentary color and came up with yellow green.

I also created a mask, which is something I rarely do; however, I wanted the "You" to be in front of the love.  I recently saw that someone uses full sticky notes to create masks.  I didn't even know that was a thing, but I found them on Amazon.  I did need to pair two of them together to make it large enough; however, because the entire surface is sticky, it worked like a dream.  

I stamped my image on the sticky notes, and I cut it out using a pair of snips.  I even cut out the center of the heart.  I then stamped the "You" on my card panel where I wanted it and placed the mask right over it.  When masking, you always start with the image that you want in front, and mask it, then stamp what you want in the background.  I stamped the "Love" image right over the top of the mask.  When I peeled the mask away, I had the perfect image.  Best part is that I put the mask in with my stamps and can re-use it again.
I colored the image using my Copic markers, and I added some accents (stripes) with a white gel pen.  to add the yellow-green effect, I scribbled with my Copic marker on my glass mat and picked it up with a water brush filled with 99% rubbing alcohol (or you can use blending solution).  I applied the color right next to the image and as it began to dilute, I dragged it outwards, giving the panel a light color wash.  I just learned this technique at boot camp, and I have to admit it is a ton of fun. 
I paired some purple card stock with a teal patterned paper, which I distressed the edges of.  I adhered all of my panels together and attached them to the card base.  To complete the card, I added a paper flower to a loopy bow using my glue gun and added some rose colored rhinestones.  
I have to say that I am in love with this stamp set.  It is so versatile, and incredibly fun to color up and create with!  Make sure to head to the shop and check it out!   It is available as just the stamp setcoordinating dies, or in a bundle that includes both.  You will save $5 by purchasing the bundle! 
Thanks so much for hanging out with me!  I hope you have been inspired to try something new! 
Xoxo, Kim

**Affiliate links have been provided at no additional cost to you.  Thank you for supporting my hobby!**

No comments:

Post a Comment