My card is for my own valentine. It's a bit of a challenge to make a Valentine's Day card masculine. I just love pink, red, and white used together, so I decided not to fight it. I used the pink and red and white, but grounded it all with some aqua blue and a kraft base. Kraft makes everything more masculine. J
- Let's start from the bottom up since the background is my favorite thing about this card. I can't believe I haven't thought of it earlier...it's super easy and I used to do it all the time with acrylic paint projects. I started with plain kraft cardstock, took an old toothbrush and swirled it in a small puddle of Barn Door Distress Stain that I squeezed out onto my craft mat. I then spattered the cardstock by running my thumb through the bristles, making the stain fly off the toothbrush.
- Test your technique on some scrap paper first, you may need more or less ink
- Lay your card in a scrap box or wastebasket to capture the overspray
- Wear gloves or use a palette knife instead of your finger to "flick" the bristles
- "Love" is from The Creative Pointe's "Valentine" SVG file set. I cut it from aqua cardstock, gave it a light coat of Tumbled Glass DS and Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint for some color depth and surface texture.
- The hearts were cut on my Cricut using a standard shape file that came with my Sure-Cuts-A-Lot (SCAL) program. I applied adhesive just to the center of these so that the edges would pop up a bit. Some faux stitching was created with a white Glaze pen.
- And finally, the sentiment was printed on white cardstock, cut into individual words, and applied to the base.
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|Cardstock:||Papertrey Ink ‘Kraft’, ‘Aqua Mist’; Stampin’ Up! ‘Confetti White’|
|Patterned Paper:||Fancy Pants ‘Love’ 6x6; scraps|
|SVG:||The Creative Pointe ‘Valentine’|
|Inks:||Distress Stain ‘Barn Door’, ‘Tumbled Glass’; Adirondack paint dabber ‘Snow Cap’; Glaze pen ‘White’|
|Embellishments:||Distress Crackle Paint ‘Clear Rock Candy’|
|Tools:||Toothbrush; SCAL; Cricut Expression; 3M spray adhesive; ruler|