"XO" - the universal sign for Hugs and Kisses. What could be more appropriate for Valentines then a play off of this favorite set of symbols?
To create the "letters" for these symbols I began with the "O". Using an old Stampin' Up! copper tag I removed the paper insert. Next the Folk Heart was stamped using Palette Burnt Umber. I selected this ink pad because it is waterproof and I really felt the "need" to watercolor - LOL! There are so many different mediums one can use to watercolor, but in this case I decided to us my Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder and Lyra Crayons. Using the small tip of the waterbrush allows me to pick the color up off the crayon itself and then fill in the little details on this stamp.
The letter "X" is from one of the We R Memory Keepers chipboard collections - these are an awesome value for the dollar. First I sanded the letter to remove the pattern it comes printed with. I then painted it with off white acrylic paint, let it dry and lightly sanded it again to create a more distressed look that would coordinate with the Basic Grey Blush papers I had selected. Judikins makes some fun background stamps and I used their Paisley to stamp the letter to coordinate with the overall look I was hoping to achieve.
The card base is a Memory Box Pink notecard with a scalloped accent cut from Vanilla Bean and a complimenting band from the Blush pad. The fibers are coordinating Basic Grey Blush fibers and the sparkley brads are from KI Memories.
Thanks for stopping by today and send some XO's this Valentine's season.