Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Hearts and Splodges

I've made another card using the February sketch over on The Sketch File blog.  It seemed right to use the sketch for something a bit "in the moment", what with Valentines day being just around the corner
The background is stencilled Prima Thread Background with Silver Starlight paint
I added a few "blobs" of the silver paint by flicking from a brush
The large black heart was embossed with Tiny Hearts (Cuttlebug)
The smaller hearts are cut with an old Quickutz die, the red one is embossed with one of the old "Goosebumps" folders also from Quickutz
I used a MS border punch along both edges of a strip of black card and woumd silver cord around the strip
The silver card strip is cut with one of the dies from is a "Creative Dies" set (Craft Stash UK) and trimmed with glittery hearts (the tiny punch came from Tesco I think)
To finish I added a silver cord bow, some small gems and pearls and a few of the "waste" hearts you get from that border punch used above.

I shrunk the LO from the sketch, and used it in the top corner
February Sketch

That's it.  I love this Thread stencil, it makes a fabulous background - a lot of white space can be a bit scary sometimes, but this just gives it a bit of a lift, even when it's actually quite subdued and pale, like with this silvery paint

Thanks for looking, it would be great if you'd leave a message


Laine said...

Fabulous layers and detail Kathy!

Sylvia Ames said...

Gorgeous card, love the textures and colour combination.

Sylv xx

Cathy Clowes said...

Hi Kathy. This is a fabulous card. I love how you've moved and shrunk elements of the sketch. Great stencilled background too. Cathy x

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the hearts and design.
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous Valentine's Day card I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lea Brawn said...

Stunning card Kathy. Great design x

Andree said...

A brilliant card Kathy. The layered elements and stencilled background look fabulous xx

Angela Dodson said...

fab modern card very striking with the silver alongside the black and red, love it!! :)

Gwyneth said...

Great background effect, and so many different sized and textures of hearts. Fab card.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Love the layers and the color combination. Beautiful work