Sunday, 6 January 2013

Stampscapes Valentine

Good Morning Girlz!

Here is an idea that I came up with while sucking all of the water out of the basement before the restoration crew got here!  Yes, while I was at the shop yesterday, the hot water tank blew.  Just wonderful.  It now seems that the wiring wasnt done right by the previous owner and that the wiring board had caught on fire as well.  I may have gotten home in time and with shutting down the power and water supply, the small fire went out!  To make a long story short, the other half of the basement that wasnt affected by the water backup last year was affected by the tank.  I am tired and want to move from this possessed house!

Okay.. On to the cards today....

These two Valentines were each done with one stamp for each.  Easy Peasy!!  I used Lakeside Cabin on one and Lakeside Cove on the other.  The Lakeside cove was not quite wide enough so I reinked the stamp and added it to the right hand side, on glossy paper.

The moon was done with a Fiskars heart punch and tacky paper.

To colour, I started with Lemonade around the moon using a Colorbox stylus.  Next, I used Distress Wild Honey around the moon, down through the middle of the scene.  Distress Worn Lipstick was tapped on from the outside edge towards the middle, working around the edges followed by Distress Festive Berries and then Distress Fired Brick.

Now that the colour was how I wanted, I carefully removed the sticky heart moon.  It was stark white so I added Adirondack Lemonade on the edges of the left side.  Now the scene looked like #&@? because the moon was still waayyy too light.  I had nothing to lose so took my VersaMark pad and dragged it across the scene from top to bottom and then covered it with clear embossing powder. (Yes Victoria...I LOVE clear embossing powder!  lol)  The scene was actually dull and bland but the embossing made the colours brighter and a lot richer as well.  I really like how the moon turned out because of this!  The VersaMark dragged some of the colour over the moon and created a slight streaking effect!

Heat embossing looks really neat on glossy paper!  Beware.. keep the heat gun moving because it can look like you are going to start burning it.  This is the result!....

 When putting the layers together I kept the layout simple so your eye will focus on the Valentine moon.  Being that this isnt frilly, it could work wonderfully for a guy card!

Here is the recipe...

Stampcapes Lakeside Cabin, Lakeside Cove

Memento Black
Adirondack Lemonade
Distress Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Fired Brick

Staples 110 lb, Recollections, Glossy

Brad - ?

Embossing Powder
Ranger Clear

Thanks for looking!



Rosie said...

I am in love with both postcards. They are amazing. Wonderful colours.

Happy New Year and greetings from Germany

Gail said...

What a great idea, and I'm glad you shared!
Sucks (literally) how it came to you!
I might try this!
You know I don't have the right stuff, but I'll give it a go!
I needed ideas for Valentines cards this year!

NancyD said...

Very cool techniques! They both look great, Sheree. NancyD

Myrna said...

Great cards.
So sorry you are having house problems. I know what damage a water heater exploding can do. Made me create a whole new room.

Brenda said...

Sheree these are gorgeous!!! I love the rich color and the lovely scene you have created. Sorry about your basement flooding. Sounds like you came home just in time to keep it from being much worse. I hope that the rest of 2013 is much better for you.

Happy New Year!!

Helen in the UK said...

Sorry to hear about your house troubles. The heart idea is so neat - love the cards :)

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry about the damage, that's really horrible. Not what anyone needs to happen and especially when coming home from work. Glad you were able to stop things before they got even worse.

Your card is a stunner, just jaw dropping gorgeous!

Hugs, Lori m

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh dear Sheree after last year you think your basement would stay high and dry!!!
..... and the I guess the great blessing is that your house did not burn down as it so easily could have done...

- mm love this and recognise the stamps indeed and so glad you you are back to using stampscape again.. and know about the embossing powder sizzle..

Sorry about the spam, too. I get an excess of it here too about a dozen a day, it is when you dont clear it out that you get such a backlog.. but dont want 100 or so thank you.
I have put moderation back on - just for the moment as that seems to slow them down..
And put a big sign saying they will be deleted on my comment box - but not sure they read that think it might be mechanically generated,
love and God bless,
Shaz in oz.xx

Merry said...

Happy New Year Sheree...finally I am catching up. Love the cards you have created. Such terrific scenes. How lucky that you returned home in time to shut off the power. I hope all is fixed quickly for you.

Merry said...

Happy New Year Sheree...finally I am catching up. Love the cards you have created. Such terrific scenes. How lucky that you returned home in time to shut off the power. I hope all is fixed quickly for you.

Chris said...

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