I'm Card Captain of the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group for this week, so for 5 days I'll be showing you several works using Michael Strong's stamps.
I hope you'll find them inspiring.
Today's card #1 is a Valentine's Day card in non traditional colors (no red, no pink).
Cream CS for the card's basis
Dark blue vellum paper for the background
Recycled cream mulberry paper with gentle embroidery on it
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Heart Stamp (large)
Michael Strong's Punch & Spell Alphabet Stamp Set
Oval Large Nesting Paper Punch 1.5 x 0.75 inch by EK Success
Binding Edge Edger Punch by EK Success
Bright blue blings in various sizes
Narrow yellow satin ribbon.
I stamped Michael Strong's Cloisonné Heart on white CS, heat embossed it with gold EP and cut it out using TH scissors.
Then I colored it with ProMarkers. I used Shale, Gold, Royal Blue and Cocoa.
The heart was glued 3D with foam tape for extra dimension.
The word LOVE
I stamped the letters L O V E from Michael Strong's Punch & Spell Alphabet Stamp Set on white CS, heat embossed them with gold EP and then punched each letter out using the Oval Large Nesting Paper Punch 1.5 x 0.75 inch by EK Success.
Then I colored the letters with ProMarkers. I used Gold, Royal Blue and Cocoa.
Each letter was separately glued 3D with foam tape for extra dimension.
The interlacing ribbon piece
I used a dark brown CS, both its edges punched using EK Success Binding Edge Edger Punch
Then I used a narrow yellow satin ribbon, interlacing it from one side to the other all the way down, and simply tying it at the lower end.
The interlacing ribbon piece was separately glued 3D with foam tape for extra dimension.
I also added a few bright blue blings in various sizes for some glam.
Take a closer look at the card from its lower side, to see how attaching these 3 motifs - the heart, the letters L O V E and the interlacing ribbon piece - gives it an extra 3D look.
(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
I hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day!
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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly
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