Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Julie: Cardmaking with a touch of romance

Hello, hello.
If you're looking for some last minute romantic crafting inspiration, just in time for St.Valentine's day then the Tando Hearts mask new in the shop might just be the thing!
I wasn't really planning to make a Valentine's card this year but ... well, as it's only days away what better way to combine trying out a new mask ... with a little romance:
On to an old book page I simply sponged three different shades of pink/red ink through the mask to create my own patterned backdrop:
[BTW: the pin-up girl focal point came from a sheet of tissue paper images which were once in stock at 3DJean too, so if you've got some left, this is a really fun way to put them to use!]
Then I began adding layers of interest on top including a few experiments with the new Shimmerz Dimensionz [dimensional liquid, pearly paints with a nozzle top] which are available in various colours:  
I began with the Pearly Gates [far left in this photo] a pearlised white which turns out to be a great usable neutral. Personally I always tend to buy a pearlised white/pale shade across the majority of mixed media supplies [be it in acrylic paint, spritzed inks and Stickles etc] because I find they come in useful in so many situations and coordinate with all kinds of colour-schemes.
Here I covered a plain wooden heart with the Pearly Gates Dimensionz and you can see just how thick and glossy it is:
Then I also dotted Dimensionz around the card to create some metallic stud effects using the Streets of Gold shade:
And finally a few finishing touches include some washi tape strips, a paperclip and a single black organza rose cut from the lengths available in the shop:
Rather than cut it free from the mesh backing altogether I left some of it attached to mirror the fish-net stockings worn by the pin-up!
 Here's the full card again so you can see how the Tando hearts mask, the Dimensionz and  the organza rose all combined to make an eclectic, vintage-influenced tiny-bit-risqué Valentine:
See you next time.
Julie :-)

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