Good morning, it's Friday - hooray - so it is time for a new Phindy's Place Challenge. This week we're making cards for Valentines Day or for a loved one. I've used the adorable image "We meet again" from the Phindy's Place store. This image is very evocative of my marriage: two people with a terrier constantly doing its best to get between us lol! Don't forget we also have a Design Team Call at Phindy's Place, you need to let us know by 22 January if you'd like to joni the fabulous Phindy team, check out the details here.
I tried something new with my digi, printing onto glossy cardstock so that I could try brushing inks around to get shading to the ice. I found my image printed just fine onto glossy cardstock but it was tricky to get the ink really dry so it didn't smudge. I used the heat gun for ages on this one before I inked it with Distress and Memento inks in a variety of colours. Then I was worried it looked too grey, so I gave it too coats of iridiscent glitter spray and now it's full of sparkle:). The figures are decoupaged onto the glossy card, after colouring with Copics. I didn't have big enough pieces of mirri card to mat my scene so I rubbed my embossing inkpad over the deges and covered them with silver embossing powder, it doesn't look the same but it's a really nice effect. I saw this on Stamp TV first and it's a great idea, thanks Gina! The red DP is from an Artylicious CD, elegant brocade I think, the background is Cuttlebugged and the sentiment has been inked, it is from Craftwork Cards.
My card is for the following challenges:
Card Patterns -sketch
Papertake Weekly - cold and frosty morning
CD Sunday - something new - 2 new to me techniques. Also THANK YOU for my prize from last week!
Meljens Designs - square or round cards
Do you stack up? - distress it
Pals Paper Arts - Valentine
Some Odd Girl - embossed
Bunny Zoe - love is in the air
Woodware USA - hearts
One Stitch at a Time - love and Valentines
Wags n Whiskers - with love
Crafty Cardmakers - red and a die cut
Cupcake Craft -something new - techniques
Sweet Stampin - try something different