It's here again - the hop and can you believe it's December! Santa's on his way! You should be coming from Adeline Brill's blog, if not just keep hopping and you will make a complete circle.
This month stamp set is Amore D1445 - Close To My Heart is always 2 months ahead with their stamp of the month's so even though it's Christmas time, this stamp set is geared towards Valentine's day - Aren't they smart at Corporate!
I made two simple cards, again using a stash that I had pre created from a workshop months ago but I just felt the colors were perfect for Valentine's Day cards.
I did a second generation stamp for the heart and then stamped the LOVE over it - using the same color, the heart just looks lighter. I also, love the boarder stamp of hearts - I used that along the edge on the darker pink. The ink I used is Hollyhock.
The card below I added tiny hearts to the B&T paper to match the words.
I added extra dots everywhere. (I call this doodling! I LOVE TO DOODLE!) Using a White gel pen I added some highlights down the center of the leaves, under edges and a few white dots here and there. To finish it off I took Liquid Glass and dotted all the dots with it to give it a shine. I don't think my camera caught the shine. I sponged around the torn edges with Hollyhock.
I mounted it on Chocolate cardstock that I got wet and crunched in my hand to create a quick pleat. Let me know what you think!