I was sure I would run out of time to squeeze in a Redlead Valentine creation but here I am with a card sample.
Redlead are amazing at word/sentiment stamps so when I received a bounty of Valentine stamps from them to play with I decided that I would use a selection of sentiments to create a background for a card with layers of stamping, paint and hints of texture.
Before sharing the card I want to tell you, at the time of drafting this blog post, Redlead have Valentine stamps on sale. All of the stamps used on this card are also available as part of a Valentine stamp package which is also on sale at the moment.For the background I used the Be Mine and You are My Destiny sentiments and two of the hearts from the stamp sets below. Alongside those stamps I also used this set.
All Redlead stamps are mounted onto cling so they are ready to use straightaway. The great thing is, I was able to use the stamp set below as one stamp by retaining the stamps on the plastic sheet they are stored on which I used as a substitute for an acrylic block.Texture is in the form of Grungepaste which I also stamped into while it was still wet, then I built up layers of Fresco, knocking back the layers of stamping.If you were aiming for the stamping to be legible then maybe best to not use Grungepaste or a light application and smooth it out with a palette knife. I wanted the overall appearance of the card to be vintage yet with a slightly grungy appearance.
(The colours I used were soft pink, nougat and sepia (in the recess of my mind I must have been thinking about chocolate covered strawberries and nougat! Disappointingly the colours in the photographs are not a true representation. The main photograph shows the truest colours).
A wooden heart and lace, along with a fragment of seam binding are the only additions to this card.
I might well squeeze in another Valentine before the 14th but in the meantime, many thanks for your visit.
11 Feb 2015 25 Comments