I also have a pretty cool announcement today. I have added it to the bottom of this post. So, please scroll down to read it. Thank You!!
It is time for the Very Vintage Challenge at the Stamping Vacation Challenge blog! Oh, I do love vintage. The theme this month is:
Keys and Locks
What a great theme for February too...with Valentine's Day and all. You could get a card made for a loved one and be entered into the monthly drawing. And, the prize?! A $25 gift certificate to the store of YOUR choice!!??? How cool is that??!! So get out your distress inks and get busy. Here is my Design Team card.
The key stamp is from Hero Arts. I heat embossed it and added all the background color with Distress inks (Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Olive from Ranger). I used the direct to paper method because I wanted it to look more streaky. I also added a dry embossed piece of red CS under the Locks and main image. I distressed this as well. The DP is from K & Company. CS: Red for lock is from Bazzill; Embossed Red and Mustard from DCWV; Black from Stampin' Up. The Locks are die cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die. The Key is a sizzix die. I added a sheer Brown and white polka dot ribbon and a piece of black lace for accents. Here are some detail photos too.
Shhhh......this is my Husband's Valentine's Day card. Don't tell him. He has not seen it yet. Since it is for him, I added a lovey dovey kind of sentiment on the inside.
Fun Challenges for "Key To My Heart":
Penny Challenges: Hearts in a flutter
Lets Ink It Up: Romance/Valentine's Day
Stamptacular Sunday: Hearts gone wild
Simon Says Stamp: Love is in the air
All sorts Challenge: Love
CES Challenge: red and romance
ECP challenge: love
The Secret Crafter Saturday: Valentine's
Card Makin Mamas: Valentine's
Phindy's Place: Embossing
A Lot of rubber: Valentine - use red, pink and white
Simon Says Stamps and Show: embossing
Creative Inspirations Paint: Inspired by hearts
Starting tomorrow I will be Guest Designing with Stacey Dunning over at the Blockheads Art Stamps Design Blog. Stacey owns and operates the Blockheads Online Store. She carries her own line of stamps and other manufacturers. There are tons of inks too. And what got me started shopping there - Stamp mounting supplies. There is also a gallery with lots of amazing project ideas. We have put our heads together and came up with some articles with interesting techniques. The first article is "Adding Texture with Dry Embossing". Here is a little sneaky peek.
I hope you will join us at Blockhead stamps tomorrow. Thanks!! I hope you have a lovely day!