Monday, 8 February 2016

1 Background.4 Cards.Valentine's Day Edition

I'm back with another quick background that I made into 4 cards
especially for Valentine's Day.

This one I made especially for my husband - this year will be our 25th Valentine's Day together.
I truly believe that our love has made many impossible situations possible. 

Ok - enough of the sappiness let get on to the craftiness!

My base is a 9x12 sheet of 140lb cold press watercolour paper that I dragged through 4 Distress Stain Colours that I smooshed on to my splat mat and spritzed with water.
Once I was happy with the result I dried my paper and trimmed it down to 4 card fronts.

For these 4 cards I used the Collaged Hearts stamp set from Dina Wakely, the Urban Chic stamp set from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, and the script "Love" stamp from Stampin' Up!.

While rummaging through my stash I found this 'LOVE' stamp - its almost 2" tall and completely awesome! After I stamped it I used a white paint pen to outline one side of the word and then I used my Hickory Smoke Distress Marker on the other side, 
I just love how it makes the word pop off the background.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! 

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  1. Vibrant and gorgeous! I love that Collaged Hearts stamp set and how you used the white paint pen on the last card. Thanks for playing along at TMMCC!

  2. These are gorgeous!! Love your combos of reds with the black!! Fantastic! xx Lynn

  3. What beautiful details! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  4. These are just BEAUTIFUL! Wonderful designs! Thank you for joining us at TioiT's!

  5. Some awesome RED inspiration! Great makes!

  6. Wow - this looks amazing - very steam-punky!! fabulous designs!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. Fabulous colourful cards. Love the designs.

  8. Who knew you could get this many stunning cards from one background technique?! These all just blew me right out of the water with their vibrant grunginess. Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  9. So cool. What a vibrant BG, and the cards all have such personality. Well done. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC with your beautiful work.

  10. Fabulous background and gorgeous cards Julia! Deb xo

  11. A fabulous set of cards from one background, and all so different,
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  12. Ooh, plenty of splattering here. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

  13. Fabulous cards with such vibrant backgrounds! Amazing designs! Thank you so much for joining in our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute and our February challenge at Stamps and Stencils! Branka DT x

  14. Julia, I just adore your beautiful work, and these grungy cards warm my heart! Love that big bold pop of red with the contrasting black and white and the perfect amount of Hickory Smoke to grunge it all up! I do covet that big LOVE stamp, but the way you have made it pop off the card is just genius! I know your wonderful husband treasured his card!

    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT (Now wasn't that nice for a CHANGE???)

  15. Gorgeous work!!!
    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  16. beautiful cards! all of them! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)


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