Tuesday 26 January 2010

Crafty Cardmakers #13 - Hearts & Romance

Its challenge time again over at Crafty Cardmakers and the theme is "Hearts & Romance" for this I made a heart shaped easel card. I thought on about halfway through I could write a tutorial on it as they're so easy to make so long as you know how a basic easel card works then its a piece of cake. The tutorial for it can be found here

The papers I've used are DCWV and HOTP. The stamp is by My sentiments exactly and I've had it a looooong time! Its a square collage type stamp which I've just used a bit of it and cut into a heart shape. Its embossed onto a background of distress inks (antique linen, vintage photo and red brick) which I've then rubbed over with violet essential oil just to see what it did really! It made the colours a lot more vibrant as shown in pic 3 below. When the oil has dried I've coloured in the cupid image with promarkers and added shimmerz pixie dust to paint the wings.

I'm entering this into..

Quixotic Challenges - Ink up and old stamp
Crafty Catz - Love
Crafty Ann - Embossing
Pile it On - Warm Colors
Caardvarks - Colour Red

This is the heart shape lying on the original sheet it was cut out from. I rubbed essential oil over the image (BEFORE using the promarkers) and it made the colours a lot more vibrant and it smells nice too!

The back of the card I have written in Moonshadow ink using a fountain pen. So long as your fountain pen has a convertor you can suck ink up with then you can use your inks in it to match the card, cool huh!


sam said...

great card, thanks for playing with us at PIO!

Leah l'Orange said...

oooh, so exciting to see what the sneak peek looks like! love the idea of the pen, Vix!

and essential oils? is there no limit to your ingenuity?! :)

ursula Uphof said...

Great card. Love the idea of essential oil.

Ann Whitfield said...

What a lovely idea and it's resulted in a great card - thank you for shring it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x


Gorgeous card just love this,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card! Such a vintage feel. Love the idea of the essential oils - so neat! Thanks so much for joining us over at pile it on!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Very unusual. Love the vintage vibe to it. Lynne M x

carol said...

fab card, love the idea, so different, thanks for playing along woth craftycatz, x carol

Beryl said...

A beautiful card and a new technique to boot. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow what a stunning creation to beautiful for words thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's

Lorraine x

Linda Coughlin said...

Wow, beautiful indeed. I love that vintage image and what an interesting twist to use the essential oil. Great job on the PIL warm wishes challenge. So happy to have you playing along with us this week@

hazel said...

A lovely card Vix and a great idea.
xxx Hazel.

MarkerGeek said...


Thanks for joining in with us at Quixotic Challenges!

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card! I love the vintage feel to it and your inking looks great! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

BethieJ said...

Thanks for playing along with us at PIO!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, very creative!