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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

An un-hearty Valentine

I felt like working with black on a red background, and I wanted to try out one of the techiniques in the current TJ newsletter, Burnished Embossing. The scanner didn't appreciate this color combo and left all sorts of echoes in the red area, so same old refrain >;o) looks better in real life.

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

All stamps are from the Rustic Artsy Swirls half sheet of rubber by Innovative Stamp Creations Be sure and click on the ISC blog link on that page for fabulous new art!!

I started by embossing the swirls and medallions in black, rubbing red ink over the embossing and then highlighting the medallions with a white gel pen, which of course turned pink. LOL

I stamped the butterfly on white cs, using black Versafine ink, and coloring it with pencils. I got the idea for off-setting it in the panel on Kimm's fabulous blog, Kimm's Daily Grace. Go check it out - she's got a fabulous ribbon treatment you will love!

Because I had embossed the swirls I used glossy black paper to punch the scallop-edge panel and the layer behind the red.

I stamped the sentiment with medallion using the black Versafine. The slim white panel has the large medallion stamped repeatedly with Stampin' Up!'s Real Red.
It's hard to see but the black is adhered to a white cardfront.
Thanks for looking!


Manna said...

Very nicely done! Love the effect of black on red. TFS.

Donna said...

GREAT job!!!! I love the offset butterfly! AND the scalloped rectangle in black! Can you please tell me where you purchased the lovely square scalloped punch?

leenda said...