Sunday, January 29, 2012
Hi there, I'm back again today with a post for Artistic Outpost using their Cutie Pie set. It has some great retro Valentine's Day images. You can see that I had fun with this one. I started by stamping the Be Mine and Cutie Pie sentiments plus the XOXOXO in Real Red on white CS. With a strip of Real Red CS, I clear embossed more of the same. I swiped it with Picket Fence distress stain and rubbed it off the embossing with a damp paper towel. The white heart embossed with the TH BINGO texture fade was actually left over from last week's marathon cupid piece and was still sitting on my desk waiting for its ultimate destiny, which it seems to have found here.
The letters were cut in black and red with the Vintage Market decorative strip die - a little trick I learned from Tim Holtz doing his 12 tags this year. Gluing the darker shade on the bottom just a tad offset gives them so much more depth. They were coated with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. The strip along the bottom was cut with the Vintage Lace die, one of my current favorite embellishment tools, available in my Etsy shop.
The Craft Room - Valentines
The products shown here were used to create this project. With the exception of the stamp set, they can all be found in my Etsy boutique. Check out my prices on Ranger products - I offer them at less than MSRP.