This card was inspired when I was listening to men in the tea room complain about how 'slushy' Valentines cards are .... they don't have to be I thought and so here is how I made it :
Products used include
Chocolate Baroque Punky Romance Stamp Set
Water Colour Card
Sparkle Brush Pens
7" Square card Blank
Versafine Habanero Inkpad
Metallic Gel Pens
Take the water colour card and make a rectangle using the Blue sparkle brush Pen, then using a large wide wet paint brush, drag the colour out to fill the centre of the rectangle.
I used diagonal strokes of the brush and found that it left the edges of the card slightly darker.
Let this dry naturally. Cut this down to size to give you your desired size topper for the 7"card blank.
Choose stamps from the set and stamp these onto the card when dry using the Versafine Habanero Inkpad.
Check this is dry, then enhance the stamped image using the Metallic Gel Pens the image does not need colouring .... just random highlights of the image.
Then take a paintbrush and a pot of water with a tissue or kitchen roll to blot, remove the colour from the background in areas of the stamped image to give a faux bleached effect.
I decided that apart from the large Love stamp from the set this card needed no other sentiment ..... I think it says everything it needs to. Making a not too 'slushy' Valentines Card for a man.
Using a piece of black card mat and layer onto the 7" card blank.
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