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Love is …….

Hi everyone,

Are you all having a good week?  Mine got off to a slow start but I’m getting into the swing of things now.

One of my favourite Indigo Blu stamps is the gorgeous heart called ‘Love is’ …..   I shouldn’t really say ‘favourite’ as I love all the stamps, but this is one of the first ones that found it’s way into my collection.

As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching I thought it would be a good time to bring it out for an airing.  Here’s  the result …..

This was so simple to make, but looks quite effective.

The main image was stamped onto IB Coal Black stamping card using Versamark ink, then I dusted Perfect Pearls Mica Powders over the top.  The main heart is done in Heirloom Gold, and I’ve used Green Patina and Blue Patina on the tiny bird, butterfly and dragonflies around the edge.

The background was created in the same way,  stamping just around the edge of a piece of white Perfect Stamping card, again with the ‘Love is’ heart and Versamark ink.  Keep turning the heart slightly as you go around the edge so that you get a varied image.

Heirloom Gold Mica powder was brushed over the top.  I dusted each image as I stamped so that the Versamark didn’t dry too much.  It’s always a good idea to seal the mica powders once they’re on there, because over time they will rub off it the card is handled a lot.  I use a VERY cheap hairspray (the cheaper the better) finely misted over the design.  I’m sure there’s loads of sealant products out there, but the hairspray works fine for me!

A touch of matting and layering with more black and white cardstock, and some words printed on the computer finish everything off.

There you have it, a Valentine’s card.  But not only for Valentines, it could be used as a Wedding card, or for a special  anniversary maybe.  Or even a ‘Just Because’.

And, if big cards are just not you, but you love the stamp, it’s also available as a mini version ……..

How cute is that!  (I really need one of these).

Well, back to the craft room.  I’ve a ‘special’ project to work on.  Can’t really tell you much at the moment – it’s a secret!   All I can say is watch this space ……….. Something BIG is happening on the Blog, very soon.  Bet that’s got you all thinking!

And on that note ……… Have a great week, and I’ll see you all again soon

Cheerio for now

Happy crafting

Linda  xx

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12 Comments on Love is …….

  1. Oh how pretty! Might have to snaffle your design for my valentines card for Rich this year, I have no idea what to make this time!

    Clare Horner | February 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm () ()
  2. Oh how pretty! Might have to snaffle your design for my valentines card for Rich this year, I have no idea what to make this time!

    Clare Horner | February 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm () ()
  3. Stunning card Linda. I love this heart and use it loads. Pat x

    nannapat | February 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm () ()
  4. Brilliant card Linda, I love this technique and it works so well with this fab Stamp….so perfect for Valentines Day…..hugs. Jo. X

    Jo. Rice | February 8, 2013 at 9:17 am () ()
  5. Brilliant card Linda, I love this technique and it works so well with this fab Stamp….so perfect for Valentines Day…..hugs. Jo. X

    Jo. Rice | February 8, 2013 at 9:17 am () ()
  6. I just love that stamp, that and the mini one are going to be my next indigoblu purchase, thanks for the inspiration very pretty card xxx

    Julie Cassidy | February 8, 2013 at 11:39 am () ()
  7. This is fabulous – I love the stamp – the mini one seems very cute so which one to get, that is the question??!! Looking forward to hearing what is happening on the blog – very curious! xx

    Christine Smith | February 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm () ()
  8. This is fabulous – I love the stamp – the mini one seems very cute so which one to get, that is the question??!! Looking forward to hearing what is happening on the blog – very curious! xx

    Christine Smith | February 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm () ()
  9. Just curious – why did you choose to use Versamark instead of flitter glue? I have to ask because I just got flitter glue and am trying to figure out how and when to use it. Of course the first time I opened it it fell out of my hands and poured all over the floor. I don’t recommend using it that way.
    B

    Barbara Cooke from Los Angeles, California USA | February 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm () ()
    • Hi Barbara,
      Thanks for the comment.
      I chose to use Versamark ink for this particular project because I was using the mica powders. I didn’t want my card to be too sticky. I’m not a tidy crafter, I get stuff everywhere. To be honest I’ve never tried using mica powders with the Flitter Glu (note to – self must give that a go!), I’m sure you’d get the same sort of results, might get your brush a bit sticky though.
      Sorry to hear your first time with Flitter glu didn’t go well. Don’t give up though, it’s a fab product and once you get the hang of it you’ll be thrilled with the results.
      Happy crafting
      Linda
      x

      Linda W | February 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm () ()
  10. Just curious – why did you choose to use Versamark instead of flitter glue? I have to ask because I just got flitter glue and am trying to figure out how and when to use it. Of course the first time I opened it it fell out of my hands and poured all over the floor. I don’t recommend using it that way.
    B

    Barbara Cooke from Los Angeles, California USA | February 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm () ()
    • Hi Barbara,
      Thanks for the comment.
      I chose to use Versamark ink for this particular project because I was using the mica powders. I didn’t want my card to be too sticky. I’m not a tidy crafter, I get stuff everywhere. To be honest I’ve never tried using mica powders with the Flitter Glu (note to – self must give that a go!), I’m sure you’d get the same sort of results, might get your brush a bit sticky though.
      Sorry to hear your first time with Flitter glu didn’t go well. Don’t give up though, it’s a fab product and once you get the hang of it you’ll be thrilled with the results.
      Happy crafting
      Linda
      x

      Linda W | February 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm () ()