Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a DT inspiration project with you today, a shabby chic Valentine created with the amazing Hero Arts Love by Lia and Hero Arts Romeo & Juliet stamp sets. There are lots of layers and lots of ink!
I created the watercolored background with Scarlet and Brilliant Red Brusho powders. I wanted a few red heat-embossed elements and don’t have any red embossing powder, so the L-O-V-E sentiment and three hearts from the Love by Lia stamp set were stamped in Versamark over top of red ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This is an awesome trick you can use to make it appear like you have virtually any color embossing powder!
I went through a couple ephemera packs and pulled out some elements that I wanted to use, distressed the edges, and started laying them down along with the stamped and embossed elements. When I had them where I wanted them, I started adhering them – some were adhered flat and some have foam tape under them for a little dimension. I splattered watered-down Walnut Stain distress ink over the entire panel and added some Crystal Drops.
I stamped a sentiment and more hearts from the Romeo & Juliet stamp set on the inside panel, hand-drew a couple wavy lines down the left side and distressed the edges, then layered the panel on black cardstock.
For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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- GKD Ivory cardstock, The Paper Cut Black cardstock
- Hero Arts Love by Lia stamp set
- Hero Arts Romeo & Juliet stamp set
- Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
- Scarlet and Brilliant Red Brushos; Memento Rhubarb Stalk; Ranger Black Soot and Walnut Stain distress ink; Ranger Barn Door and Fired Brick distress markers
- Tim Holtz Thrift Shop and Snippets Ephemera Packs, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spinners, Studios Blackbird natural twine, Wild Orchid Crafts black fabric roses, Ebony Black Crystal Drops