Friday, 18 January 2013

Two Hearts Joined As One

Well the craft room is the best place to be today and I decided to create a card using a new set of stamps from Creative Expressions - Hearts Entwined.
To create my background I have done a few simple step by steps. I love the gold embossing, it gives this card a lovely opulent feel for me and adds so much texture and interest to the background.
To begin I added mowed lawn and salty ocean Distress Stains to my non-stick craft sheet and then spritzed with water.
Mop up the beads of ink with a piece of card stock.
Continue mopping up the colour until you are happy with the coverage. Dry each layer between each application to prevent any mudding of colours.
Add peacock feathers Distress Ink around the edges of the coloured piece .
Rub over the inked piece with an anti static bag before proceeding with the next step.
Apply VersaMark ink to the top of the embossing folder, I have used the Couture Creations Damask embossing folder. Apply the ink to the debossed area of the embossing folder. Simply dab the ink directly onto the folder.
Place the coloured card into the embossing folder and run through a die cutting machine, I used the Grand Calibur machine.
Remove from the embossing folder and sprinkle with gold embossing powder.
Heat with a heat tool to melt the embossing powder. I love the contrast between the embossing powder and the embossing from the embossing folder.
I coloured a second piece of white card with Distress Stains and then stamped the hearts from the Hearts Entwined stamp set onto the coloured card, cut out, added gold wire and wings for further interest. I also added the sentiment to a coloured piece of card and added a small punched out heart.
I added Chitchat stickers to each heart and three further small hearts to the top of the card.  I love the alternative colour palette for a Valentine's card. This would be perfect for my husband or son.
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Tracy Evans x x x


23 comments:

Trish Latimer said...

What a fab technique Tracy..thanks for sharing!! Love the finished card, great colour scheme! xx

Barb Cady said...

Great tutorial Tracy, methinks I will try that out but at the moment trying to clean the craft room! Thanks for sharing in such detail, have a warm creative rest of the day. X

Fiona C said...

Fab card - my favourite colours too! and thanks for the tutorial on the distress stains xx

Crafting Queen said...

Love the colours, this is such an effective technique.

Helen said...

Love the hearts, they are great, and your embossed background looks gorgeous.

lynne said...

Incredibly bespoke background you created and the colours are amazing.
I like that this speaks of love but you used such bold, contemporary colours.
Wishes
Lynne

MichelleZ said...

Great card! I love the technique you used for the background. Can you tell me what the name of the embossing folder is? I really like it. :)

Netty said...

wow the background is totally stunning, this is such a wonderful card. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Kate said...

Wow! What a stunning card, Tracy. I can't wait to try this technique! The result is fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial.
Kate

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Tracy and the technique is fabulous creating amazing contrasts in colours. TFS.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a breathtaking card.

MichelleZ said...

Nevermind Tracy, disregard the question I asked. I re-read the blog post and I see that you already mentioned where the embossing folder came from. (...I feel quite stupid right now....)
Anyway, I really, really like this project. :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous background! The problem when I come over here is I often want to run and grab my supplies and create at once!

Terry said...

Tracy, I am just loving your Valentine colors! This is a stunning card! I also love doing backgrounds with inks and embossing! Gorgeous! Enjoy the weekend!

Annie said...

Love that Background Tracy.thanks for sharing.

Love the colours you have used in this piece and the hearts are fab

Annie x

Redanne said...

Hi Tracy, this is stunning! The gold embossing and the alternative valentine colours are so striking and the hearts with wings speak volumes on your beautiful card.

hazel said...

A beautiful card Tracy - great design and gorgeous colours.
xxx Hazel.

Shary said...

Great step by step and love the colours Tracy.x

Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colors with the gold and black.

Michelle Webb said...

This card is flippin brilliant! I love it, the heat embossed debossing! (what a mouthful) is a great idea. It is a great contrast. I like what you've done with the stamps. Ooh I've just seen the post underneath with the owl! I'mm off to comment on that too. I've really been out of touch! Michelle x

lilygee said...

Really lovely colours Tracy and thanks for the tutorial
xx

Anita Houston said...

PINNED!!!! This is like the best combination of Valentines and St. Patty's! I LOVE the green! Love the embossing technique! Amazing!!!!

Gillian .... said...

Oooo what a FAb technique Tracy, thanks for sharing! This card is stunning, love it loads. x