Penny Black Swinging Valentine’s Day Card

I don’t know what it is about the cute girl and boy images from Penny Black but I really like them.  The Swinging stamp set was perfect for a Valentine’s Day card for Michael.  I am so grateful I get to sit beside this wonderful man who makes every day better in my life.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  Since there isn’t a matching die I decided to try the Silhouette Cameo PixScan Mat to cutout the image and it worked perfectly. I colored the image with the following Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24; E55, E59, E49; E50, E53, E35; E00, E01, E11; B26, B24, B23; B32, B34, B95; G24, G99; E55, E57, E59 (wood), B000, B0000.

I wanted a sky background behind the image so I used some Canson Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper and die cut it using the Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.   I applied Distress ink onto a smooth surface and using the wet on wet method dropped the following colors; Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Blue Jeans, to create the sky.

I die cut Hero Arts Love from red cardstock and coated it with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder and added Recollection Clear Embossing Powder.  It did this several times.  You can create a similar look using Glossy Accents, but I prefer the smooth look of multi layers of embossing powder.

I placed both the focal image and sentiment die on the sky background to determine placement for the secondary sentiment.  I prepped the area with an anti static pad and stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Simply Said: Love set with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder and added Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat setting it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

It was now time to assemble the card.  To add a splash of color and help the focal image panel stand out I die cut a rectangle of red cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle.  I glued it to the watercolored background with the strong adhesive from the 3M ATG gun.  Both were glued to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image was added to the watercolor panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Four more “love” dies were cut with heavy weight white cardstock. Since the top of the “l” would rest on the focal image the top of the letter was removed with scissors to ensure it would lay flat on the panel. These were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and applied to the watercolor panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Glossy Accents were applied to the small hearts in the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Swinging
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love
  • Avery Elle Simply Said: Love
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Red Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Copic: R29, R27, R24; E55, E59, E49; E50, E53, E35; E00, E01, E11; B26, B24, B23; B32, B34, B95; G24, G99; E55, E57, E59 (wood), B000, B0000
  • Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Blue Jeans
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stickles Tidings Gold
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • 3M ATG
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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