Love Is in the Air
I realized this week that I don’t have many Valentine stamps. Stampin’ Up! has lots of heart stamps and dies and other Valentine products, but I guess I didn’t order any. (How can that be????) So I needed something “Valentine-y” for class this month.
While I was playing around with Brusho, I decided to try a backgound using one of our clear blocks. And since I used the Brilliant Red and Yellow, it seemed to call for a heart.
This was such an easy card to create. I sprinkled some Brilliant Red and Yellow Brusho Crystal Colour (my friend Deborah Smart is so happy that I’m spelling “colour” correctly. I’m hoping we don’t have a “u” shortage here in the US, Deborah!) on a clear block, then spritzed with water. I “stamped” on the Watercolor Paper and got this gorgeous background. I speeded up the drying time with my Heat Tool. It was also useful in moving the color around a bit.
I decided to use the Myths & Magic 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper for the heart from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. Then I die-cut love using the same thinlits from Basic Black Cardstock. I stamped in the air from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set and added some Metallic Enamel Shapes and Rhinestone Basic Jewels to glam things up a bit.
I adhered the stamped layer to a layer of Basic Black Cardstock, then adhered it to a (retired) Watermelon Wonder Card Base. This card was so easy, and so quick!
If you think this technique is too hard, think again. Amelia was in my craft room while I was making this. (Amelia is my beautiful, brilliant, and awesome granddaughter. She’s three years old.) She said, “Seesa, me want to try.” No problem. I set her up with colors, spritzer, and paper. She had a wee bit of trouble with the spritzer, because she doesn’t have my 50+ years of piano training finger strength, so I helped her with that. But here’s her sample.
Amelia wanted to use Brilliant Red and Prussian Blue so she’d get some purple. And then she decided to stamp some “woofies and meow meows” (dogs and cats, in case you don’t speak “Amelia.”) How amazing is my grand? She’s a natural!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy and indulging me in my grand gushing! Have a wonderful day!