Oh, how I love this card! Hmm... can I say that? I will be honest and tell you part of my love is Spite Love. The Husband is a little creeped out by the caged heart. Heh. All the more for me to love, my dear! *ahem*
Now, back to sanity... I used My Mind's Eye Laundry Line papers for the layers. The edges were inked with Ranger Walnut Stain using the handy... handle tool. I got over my initial fear of using it and am now can't live without it. I'm dying to get one of those chrome spinny tool holders and load up on tools so I can have one color per tool. But I digress...
The fabric flower is Prima with an added pearl center, and the orchid is a Magnolia flower. The roses and rose buds are from The Beary Scrap. You can only see a little of the gem branch in this photo, but I have a story to tell about it. I originally bought a 6' clear garland at a Big Box Craft Store and cut all the little branches off at the main base. Whenever I need a gem branch I color it with Copics (or other alcohol ink) to match the project. Cool, huh? Especially when I used a 40% off coupon - made it $6 and I have a TON of branches!
The heart was a true labor of love. It's made of a Grungeboard die cut and originally painted with Worn Lipstick Distress Crackle Paint. Once dried, I decided it needed to be shinier and covered it with Glossy Accents. Of course, I forgot Glossy Accents tends to change some colors, and the pinky heart turned into an orangey heart. Blech. I flipped it over and started again - more Worn Lipstick and another day to dry. This time I used a thin layer of Rock Candy Stickles on top to give it a bit of shine. Perfect!
This delicious cage is cut from Grungepaper using a Tim Holtz die. I painted the cage with pearl Lumiere acrylic paint and it turned out too silvery. I then took a blob of Lumiere Halo Pink Gold on a makeup wedge and dabbed here and there on the cage. Once that dried I decided it needed more... I used a Prima music stamp with Archival ink in Russet on the cage. Phew! I'm done!
- Simon Says Stamp and Show (2/5) - Show Some Love
- Simon Says Stamp (2/9) - Love Is In The Air
- Charisma Cardz #4 (2/2) - Valentines/Love
- PaperPlay #4 (2/2) - Layer it up!
- Papertake Weekly (2/7) - Anything Goes + Flower
- City Crafter #42 (2/7) - Love Is All You Need - Use a heart or the word "love"
- Crazy 4 Challenges #72 (2/4) - Vintage or shabby chic
- Bunny Zoe #8 (2/14) - Love is in the air
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