Thursday, January 22, 2015

You & Me

My day to post on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog.  Valentines are so much fun to make & you'll need to get them in the mail before you know it!  For this card I decided to go with more of a vintage style by inking & distressing edges.  I started by pulling a panel of watercolor paper through Hero Arts Wet Cement ink spritzed with water on an acrylic block.  I dried it with my heat gun & then repeated the process with some Hero Arts Soft Pool ink.
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The beautiful Hero Arts Love From The Garden heart was stamped 4 times in Hero Arts Pale Tomato overlapping the points in the middle of the panel.  I sponged more ink around the edges & distressed them with my scissors.  I added a bit of Stickles for some sparkle. The sentiment was stamped in Wet Cement, die cut into a circle, sponged with the inks & again distressed with scissors.  The panel was attached to a card sponged with Wet Cement & Soft Pool. The sentiment was matted with another die cut circle inked in Wet Cement before mounting it to the center with foam tape. Both stamps are new to me. Why not grab some of your new stamps or try a new technique & join our January challenge? You can use my discount code, GRETA15, to get 15% off a minimum $25 purchase in the a2z store.  There's a supply list with links in my a2z Blog Post.
Grab Our Badge!The sentiment is from a great set, Happy Birthday Scroll, on sale in the store for only $8.  "Big Hugs" is another sentiment in the set & would work great to make a card for a friend.  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
Edited to add: Entering the Hearts challenge at SSS Wednesday & Time Out Challenges & Uniko Studio Love & Friendship challenge.
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27 comments:

  1. What a lovely use of this stamp, Greta - it makes a special Valentine's Day card!

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  2. This is beautiful, love the colors and the great design.

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  3. Pretty vintage card, Greta! Love the soft blue on the bg with the pale tomato combo.

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  4. Lovely nostalgic card Greta, thanks for sharing your process.

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  5. oh this is just gorgeous, greta! love the watercolored background... amazing!

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  6. Hello Greta,
    The wet cement and soft pool inks look soft on your Bg which contradicts the distressed edges; which are rough..but goodness it works so well!!!!. You have designed a gorgeous card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  7. Really fabulous, Greta! I love that background and the HA stamp is just so pretty.

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  8. Soft, lovely and stunning. I love when you go all romantical on us.

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  9. Excuse me while I collect myself...I was in awe of your beautiful card and in a daze!! The overlapping of the floral heart stamp is fabulous. This is frame worthy Greta, love the muted colors!

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  10. This is a truly gorgeous card. I love all those colors together and the Love from the garden stamp is really pretty.

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  11. Lovely card and beautiful stamping

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  12. Such a beautiful card! I like what you did with the background. It's so soft and the Hero Arts stamps works so well stamped repeatedly. Love it! ♥

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  13. Greta....this is so beautiful. Love the vintage look you created your stamps. So so beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Hello again, Greta! I hope you're doing well!
    You're invited to come play along with us! Word Art Wednesday has weekly Anything Goes Challenges with GREAT prizes every week. We hope you will join us here:
    www.wordartwednesdsay.blogspot.com

    Karen

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  15. I've seen this technique done before and I love it! Your card is just so pretty! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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  16. Love this vintage style card, Greta! It's very soft and pretty!

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  17. So pretty and delicate. Thank you so much for joining in with the Uniko Studio Challenge.

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  18. So beautiful, soft, and romantic! Perfect combination for a Valentine's Day card!❤️

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  19. OH, what a beauty this is, Greta!
    Love how you created the background.

    A BIG CONGRATS on your A2Z DT assignment!
    I'm so happy for you!

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  20. This is so pretty :) Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge and also for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge! Hugs Bev x

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  21. WOW!! That background is perfect & just stunning!

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  22. Such a very pretty card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

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  23. Ahhh...a vintage beauty here, Greta! The soft colours, the distressed edges, the pretty images...visual harmony, indeed!
    Hugs~c

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  24. I love how you repeated the stamp multiple times! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Time Out!

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