Friday, February 11, 2011

JAI #55 - Just Add Love

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink was to Just Add Love - perfect timing with Valentine's Day being this Monday to make a card to my other half :)

This is what I made him

As I'm actually going to give this to him, I've kept it fairly plain and concentrated on a 'technique' - cracked glass.  I used Real Red ink to ink up the heart and then rolled the edges in Cherry Cobbler, and stamped onto Naturals Ivory cardstock.  I then stamped it again using Early Espresso, cutting out just the banner piece and set it aside.  Then I got my versamark pad and smooshed it all over the heart image, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heated with the heat gun.  I repeated this about 4 times then I popped it in the freezer to harden it (probably didn't leave it in there long enough though).  Then I bent it a few times to 'crack' the embossing powder and rubbed some Tea Stain and Mahogany ink over the top and wiped off the excess.  The ink gets into the cracks, giving it an distressed, aged look.  I attached the cut out sentiment to the heart using dimensionals and then dry embossed a frame around the edge of the card and attached the heart to the card using dimensionals.

Be sure to check out the fantastic creations the rest of the DT have come up with along with some other BIG and exciting news from Danielle & Amanda.

Well, that's it from me for tonight, off to pick up fish & chips :)

Thanks for visiting

Supplies Used: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps:  Will have to look that up, lol!
Ink:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Versamark
Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory
Accessories:  Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Distressing Kit, sponge


Mae Collins said...

A great card, love this cracked glass technique I must do it again sometime too!

KimB said...

Just perfect for a bloke Jo, he can't miss the message here :) Great idea to distress the heart using cracked glass technique too!

Patrice said...

I love this card Jo - perfectly masculine I think! And cracked glass too, haven't done for so long and you've inspired me now.

Karen said...

Definitely a perfect blokey card Jo and I loved the cracked glass technique too!

Read your comment on my blog re. big shot. Unfortunately mine isnt a SU one. I bought it about 2 years ago from a shop online that has since closed down! Its all good though - its working like a dream now! lol