Welcome friends and visitors! It's time for a new challenge at Emerald Creek Dares, and this month we would love to see you 'Rock the Red'! I think that leaves you wide open--just be sure you rock your red! Valentine's Day immediately comes to mind when I think of the color red. Rarely do I use red in my work any other time of the year except at Christmas. When I first saw Emerald Creek Craft Supplies' Fresh Picked Rose, I knew it would adorn my first Valentine's card this year!
To make the backmost panel, I inked the Kimilese stamp with Fired Brick and Barn Red Distress inks and misted with water. I stamped this onto my card and dried it partially. I spritzed the stamped card with water to loosen up the color even more in random areas and dried thoroughly. I applied Distress Glaze randomly in areas I knew would show around the focal panel, and inked with Distress Broken China, and spritzed and dried again for those little water spots I love. It's looks a little bit of a mess here, but it's mostly covered up anyway.
Here's the how-to:
To make the hearts background, I started by tracing the large Hearts Layering stencil on a piece of Mixed Media card and cut it out. (In retrospect, I should have used this kind of paper on the back panel, too--it takes the water much better.) I do this so I can easily replace my stencil in the proper position for additional steps. I taped my stencil in place on the paper and brayered Distress Picket Fence paint on the Kimilese stamp. I stamped the image two times down the length of the stencil, re-applying the paint on the stamp each time. I removed the stencil and set the tag aside to dry thoroughly. Be sure to wash your stamp and stencil immediately.
When the paint is dry, I replaced the stencil and blended Distress Candy Apple ink through it. (You can see why cutting your paper to the size of your stencil makes it easier to realign the stencil. The paint is white, making it difficult to see where you stamped.) I remove the stencil and dry, then wipe the ink away from the hearts with a paper towel. This leaves a little bit of a ghost image behind on the hearts.
Next, I spritzed the still inked stencil, flip it over and re-apply it to the panel, pressing down with a clean paper towel to transfer what's left of the ink to the tag. Remove the stencil and dry the panel immediately with a heat tool. Please forgive my bad photo below. I had to jump back into my Closet to do the messy part, but Blogger also added that line down the middle of the photo and will not let me make proper margins on this text either.
Last, I trimmed the tag to fit my card, edged with Distress Candy Apple ink and heat embossed with Red Sparkle embossing powder.
Here are the products used that are available at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies:
Emerald Creek Supplies
Other products used also available at Emerald Creek
I would like to add my card to the following challenges:
-As You Like It- Your Favorite Flower and Why Roses are my favorite flower because of their beautiful shape and elegant look. They come in many colors and some have the most fabulous perfume! I don't like their thorns or how difficult they are to grow, so I prefer mine from the flower shop and on paper!
Allsorts Week 400-Let's Celebrate! I'm celebrating Valentine's Day!
Your Next Stamp #56 Sketch and Color Challenge I used red, pink and green.
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