Welcome to the 4th day of Ellen's 12 Days of Christmas celebration! I am sharing a couple of techniques that are fun for any occasion, but the product combination makes a really cute Valentine's Day project.
Start with a white #8 tag, Wild Plum Adirondack pigment ink, the Tulle Damask Scrapblock and some Clear Embossing powder. Ink up the Scrapblock with the pigment ink and then stamp onto the tag. Sprinkle the clear embossing powder onto the tag and then melt with the Heat It tool.
Press Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress inks onto your Craft Sheet, spritz with water from a Mini Mister and then mix some Rust colored Perfect Pearls into the colors with a large Studio brush.
Brush onto tag, it looked more interesting to me when it was uneven, but do what appeals to you most.
Accelerate drying process with Heat It tool.
There are nice pearly drops on your Craft Sheet from where the brush moved the medium around, lay the tag onto those and gently press with your hand to pick them up with the tag. Dry with Heat It tool again.
Press the Tattered Rose and Worn lipstick Distress inks onto the Craft Sheet and spritz with the Mini Mister. (This step could be done before the tag base if you wanted to use the ink more sparingly.)
Use a small Studio brush, fill in the Owl with the lighter colored areas first.
Then fill in the darker areas.
Fussy cut the owl out with small, sharp scissors.
I used a small touch of Spiced Marmalade ink for the beak, but it could just have easily been filled in with a marker.
Just a quick touch with a slightly damp brush onto the pad and then a dab to the beak and it is done.
For the "Love Note", stamp with the Espresso Adirondack pigment ink onto a piece of the white Neenah with the small bracket block from the "On the Desk" set from the Rummage Bin. Stamp the sentiment "Note This:" with the same ink right on top of the other stamp. Sprinkle with the clear embossing powder and melt with the Heat It tool.
Trim out the letters that spell "I LOVE YOU" and adhere them to the note with Quickie Glue Pen. I used a pair of tweezers, but have been dreaming of this pair of tweezers that have a non-stick surface.
Stitch on the Regia lace by machine or hand.
Place varied sizes of Opaline pearls along the top of the lace.
Have fun playing!
FOURTH DAY BLOG CANDY
On the fourth day of Chirstmas my goodie box could be:
- four stamps from Cornish
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