Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Forever Love with Blockhead Stamps

Hi Dreamers!
Back today with more Valentine's day love.  On this project, I used a floral stamp from Blockheads Stamps for the background, custom made Shimmer Spray, and Distress Markers.

Materials List:
Stamps: Large Tulips,  Love and Romance Half Sheet all from Blockheads
InksOnyx Black Versa Fine, Barn Door and Vintage Photo Distress Ink: Spun Sugar Distress Re-inker
Distress Markers
Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls
Mini Misters
Spray bottle with water
Cardstock: red, brown, white
Red Rhinestone


  • Tip: Make your own Shimmer Spray with Perfect Pearls and Distress reinkers---- In a Mini Mister put a couple pinches of Perfect Pearls, three drops of Spun Sugar re-inker, and water.  Shake
  • Make card base from red CS
  • To make the background: Ink the Large Tulip stamp with Barn Door ink--spray the inked stamp with water --- just a few spritzes.  Now stamp onto the white CS  --gives a nice muted image. 

  • Color the Tulips with Distress Markers
  • Distress the white CS with Vintage Photo ink.  
  • Spray with the Perfect Pearls Shimmer mist spray and let dry or dry with heat tool.
  • Stamp "Forever" with Onyx Black ink
  • Stamp  heart (from Love and Romance Set) with Barn Door ink; cut out and distress with Vintage Photo
  • Add to card with dimensionals.
  • Place Rhinestone on heart

A few Love-ly Challenges for my Forever Love card:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: something messy
Card Mania: Love
Craft Your Passion: My valentine
Papertake Weekly: hearts and flowers
Top Tip Tuesday: Sweetheart and tip

Stay tuned for more Valentine fun the rest of the week!  Hope you are having a great day!  Love ya.


  1. Lovely card and great idea to make your own shimmer spray! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  2. This card is so lovely. I like the colours you used.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    xxx Michelle

  3. So pretty. I love the watercolor look that you created. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP. Hope to see you again.

  4. Lovely watercolour effect, a really pretty card!
    Alison x

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

  6. Very artistic and romantic card!
    Thank you for your participation in Card Mania Challenge!

  7. Gorgeous artistic card - really beautiful watercolour technique. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week
    pauline x

  8. Gorgeous card - so artistic - love the colours.
    Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  9. Fabulous, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)


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