Sunday, February 13, 2011

Inspiration all around

this card was inspired by 3 of the blogs i'm following;
With the tea bag template challenge from Gingersnap Creation i got the idea for the pop up heart. With Studio L3's CC Challenge - Rusted metal provided the background. The Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Embossing gave an idea for a double embossed heart.

The double embossing is done with many layers;
taking a heart shape, emboss it with distress ink in red (i used bard door) and emboss it with matching color then hear it. if you don't get a smooth finish the first time then i suggest you repeat the first step. before you heat emboss (during the 2nd when necessary) stamp the sentiment (mine was "I Love you") this way the stamp removes the embossing powder and when you heat emboss it leaves the part of your sentiment un-embossed. Now comes the tricky part - this step is easy if you have a clear stamp. you need to re ink the sentiment and ink the exact area you left un-embossed. put embossing powder and heat.
(Now, you might ask why i un-embossed a part - this is because those thin lines of the stap won't get nicely stamped and embossed)



  1. AJ, this is a gorgeous and elegant valentine! The rusted enamel looks fabulous, and all those sweet, thoughtful details give it such a sophisticated feel. The double embossing is gorgeous, and the Neruda poem is wonderful! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. This is delightful! I love how you've incorporated the teabag as a pop-up element on the card - so creative! Glad you could play along at Gingersnap Creations!

  3. This is wonderful ... very clever! Thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week ... we hope to see you again soon!