Sunday, January 13, 2008

Love... texture

I forgot to post this last week, so I'll share today. The stamp set is Lace Heart by Flourishes and is so elegant.

Love Textures:

The card base is a prefolded notecard that has a red edging. I love using notecards for a quick project, because the embellishments or image take center stage! The center matte is Basic Grey Scarlet Letter. What you can't tell from the picture is that I've added crystal effects to all the dots of the designer paper for added dimension.

The central image is the sentiment "Love" from the Lace Hearts set. I stamped it on a classic oval cut from my Nestabilities and layered on a scalloped oval (purchased from Ellen Huston, LLC). I stamped "Love" with an essential glue pad and added black Fun Flock. I usually have a tough time with this stuff... I admit it. I think it's because I'm in such a hurry that the glue and flock don't have enough time to dry properly. I placed my glue-y sentiment in a coffee filter, liberally applied flock and wrapped the whole thing up to dry overnight. Success! And I only have flocking over half my stamping area!!!

I added a bit of red to the heart of the "L" with a Copic marker, an onyx crystal and a small rhinestone to the main image. The ribbon is doubled (grey taffeta May Arts ribbon and wide red grosgrain). It's held in place with a bar staple to complete the card.

It's a deceptively simple design - with lots of texture.

Thanks for stopping by,


1 comment:

  1. Wow Lisa that is neat! I bet between the Crystal Effects and the flocking it is just texture heaven!