{Sweet}Heart Garland

Monday, January 4, 2016

 
Hello! It's back to the real world today; holiday break is over. Since Valentine's Day is he next major holiday, hearts are everywhere.  It got me thinking about this garland stamp from Hero Arts and how cute the little ornaments would look if I changed them to hearts!
 
 
For both of my cards I started by masking off the circle ornaments before inking.  This card I inked with three Pure Color Dye Inks from WPlus9: Little Piggy at the bottom, Sweet Gelato in the middle, and Cranberry Crush at the top.  Once the stamp was inked, I removed the masks and made an impression on my cardstock.  Using the hearts from the WP9 Little Bits stamp set, I added the ornaments back in using the same ink colors.

 
Curving the sentiments on my acrylic block first, I stamped them along the garland in the darkest ink.
 
 
For my second card, I repeated the process this time using Versamark embossing ink.  I embossed the garland and the hearts with white powder.  There were a few areas along the garland that did not emboss.  I took the opportunity to fill in the space with small sentiments! Before adding the sentiments, I added color to the stamped panel with the same WP9 dye inks as well as a few Distress Inks to help it blend. 
 
 
Finally, I added a bit of shimmer with the WP9 Shimmer Spray.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Hope you're having a great one!
 

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10 comments :

  1. Love your use of the garland stamp & placement of your words. Lovely cards!

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  2. Gorgeous cards! That HA stamp works perfectly for a Valentine design and I love how you placed the sentiments.

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  3. Love these! Great idea to use this stamp for another holiday!

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  4. Brilliant idea... LOve that stamp!!!
    =]

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  5. Wow,Kara! These are amazing and what a great job of masking! Happy New Year!

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  6. What lovely cards!! I cannot believe all the fun masking you did with these cards. Stunning!!

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