Thursday, January 26, 2012

Free Kisses

This little wooden plaque has been squirreled away for several years now.  I rediscovered it a few months ago, but still it lingered on my craft table...primed white, but still blank...waiting for me to give it life.  This weekend I was inspired by a cute vintage Valentine image found at Vintage Holiday Crafts and the little wooden plaque has finally come alive!

Just a Few Details:
  • I am loving Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi-Medium lately!  It adheres incredibly well, provides a nice thickness and protective layer to paper embellishments, and the matte finish is just right.  On this piece, I decopaged the background paper and the central image using the Matte Multi-Medium.  I also coated the ticket and the banner with it to give them more substance since this is a decorative piece that I want to last for many years.
  • The red heart is chipboard that has been colored with Barn Door Distress Stain and glittered.  The Tim Holtz heart charm was painted pink, sanded, then covered in Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel for a worn/chipped enamel appearance.

Isn't the saying on the stamped ticket just perfect for the image?  So cute...  The little wooden plaque languishes no longer!  :-)


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Aqua Mist’
Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Market Street’
Image: Vintage Holiday Crafts
Stamps: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Blush ‘Princess’; Inkadinkado ‘Tickets & Tags’
Inks: SU! craft ‘Real Red’, classic ‘Sahara Sand’; Distress Stain ‘Barn Door’, ‘Tumbled Glass’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’; VersaMark; Delta acrylic paint ‘Rose Cloud’
Embellishments: Martha Stewart glitter ‘Crystal Fine’; a la Mode glitter; chipboard heart; Tim Holtz heart charm adornment; PTI baker’s twine; fiber; Glossy Accents; Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel ‘Clear’; Distress Stickles ‘Tattered Rose’; pearls

Tools: TH paper distresser; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi-Medium; scallop scissors; hole punch; foam ink blending tool; foam tape; steel wool; heat gun; glue dots; tweezers; Krylon Crystal Clear; emery board
Misc: wooden plaque


  1. This is darling! Love the colors and the image is too cute!

  2. How sweet love the vintage look too.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  3. Very sweet. Love the image and the layered hearts. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  4. Love how gorgeous and vintage this card looks, beautifully created... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  5. This is so lovely, I love all the details especially the twine bows. You have a great eye for composition! Found you through Vicki :)



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