Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Chocolate Box Valentine's Day card
I recently treated myself to a couple of new cutting dies and eager to play with them, decided to use both on this card. The card base itself has been made with my new Crafts-too step card cutting die. The frame around the image is Joy Crafts Flourish Frame cut and emboss die.
To make the embossed images on the frame stand out, I inked them with Distress Black Soot, before removing the die from the paper.
The Box of Valentine Chocolates image is a free digi-stamp from Dearie Dolls. You would not believe the time I spent coloring this stamp! I wanted the image small to fit in the frame so I reduced it in size. You probably can't tell from the photos, but the chocolate box itself is only about 3.5cm (1.5") across. Trying to color and shade on such a small scale is not easy. I was constantly sharpening my pencils and my eyes felt like pinpoints by the time I had finished. The paper is digital and the front sentiment one I created with Grilled Cheese BTN font.
Paper—cardstock, Sassy Designs Hugs & Kisses digital paper pack,
Digi-stamp—Drearie Dolls Box of Valentine Chocolates free dig-stamp
Color—Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils,
Ink—Distress Black Soot
Dies—Crafts-too step card cutting die, Joy Crafts Flourish Frame 6002/0257
Embellishments—buttons, twine, felt hearts
Font—Grilled Cheese BTN
I'm linking up with: Digi Chooseday week 3 challenge, Part Time Tuesdays #194, Sweet 7 Designs challenge #9, Sweet Stamps challenge #205 and Top Tip Tuesday Something New challenge.