Tuesday 11 February 2020

Love is....

     .....not just for Valentine's, this would make a good anniversary card too. Not Just Cards have a new challenge starting today, I'm sure you'll find some inspiration over there if you haven't already looked.
     I don't have run through pictures for this one as I got carried away and forgot all about the camera! It started with a heart shaped Media Plate, three shades of red/pink inks and a hard brayer. Starting with the palest ink at the top I inked up the heart with all three shades and then used the brayer to blend them on the plate. Stamping the plate onto white card left me with a gorgeous pinky shape, I then used a stencil on the plate and inked the middle tone ink through it, removed the stencil (actually forgot to do this once!) and stamped the image over the pinky heart.
     To get the gorgeous shine I thoroughly dried the heart shape, cleaned off the plate a little and then used the same stencil, but in a different position, with Versamark. Again removing the stencil, stamping the image onto the card but this time dusted the heart with pearl mica powder.
     The two birds stamp is from stash, I can't remember where it came from, stamped in Versafine black. Using a stamp press makes life so much easier when stamping silhouettes as you can stamp the image a couple of times to get a really solid image.
     The little sentiment is one of John Next Door's stamps, again in black and tucked away in the corner. There is a thin black mat layer to set off the black on the image panel, followed by another thin layer, this time in pearl pink.
     The photo below shows how the card looks when the light doesn't catch the mica shine, the pattern still shows but muted.


Materials List    Available from your local craft shop
JLGP006 Medai Plate - Heart
JND0013 Everyday Sentiments
Pigment Inks
Versafine Black
Pearl Mica Powder
Stamp Press

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Add A Heart
Sweet Stampin' - All You Need Is Love
Always Fun - Love/Valentines
Crafty Cardmakers - Love Is All You Need
Dream Valley - Love
Make My Monday - I Heart You


  1. Lovely design, Rocky. That heart is gorgeous.

  2. Wonderful card and so appropriate for this time of year,those love birds are perfect for the scene.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers 'Love' challenge. Have a great week!

  3. Love the pink and black colours and a lovely heart and cute love birds. Thank you for joining our 'At least one heart' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  4. Love your amazing heart! So pretty with the birds in silhouette! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Friday Challenges! Crafty hugs Linda

  5. Such a striking creation, the black really pops against the heart, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. This looks brilliant - great design. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  7. A beautiful CAS card. I find them so hard to do. You've made a lovely job of this one. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  8. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  9. Beautiful card, Rocky. I love the shine of the heart. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  10. A beautiful card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz. DT.

  11. Very sweet Valentines card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT


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