Saturday, February 15, 2014

Burst of Love

Happy Saturday!  I'm enjoying a few quiet moments while my boys are all out playing baseball!  So, thought it would be a great time to sneak over here and post another card!  This card I created for both a Valentine's class and a special technique Valentine swap with my good friend Marlene, but I think this design and technique would be great for a neat wedding or anniversary card as well -- perhaps with a different color scheme.  

Anyway, this card uses the starburst technique, which I did with a stencil and sponging (the idea came from the Nov/Dec Stampin' Success -- love our demonstrator magazine!).  I created the stencil myself on a piece of card stock.  I first traced one of the framelit hearts, then used a ruler to draw the straight lines radiating from that.  I cut out alternating pieces from the burst on my stencil, leaving the slightly-off center heart intact.  

My card is a Strawberry Slush base, with a layer of Pink Pirouette, and then a layer of Whisper White.  I sponged in the negative spaces of my stencil on the Whisper White layer -- first with Pink Pirouette, and then with a hint of Strawberry Slush.  I also stamped images in Strawberry Slush using the Spiral Spins stamp set.  Then, for a hint of glitz, I stamped the dots image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Encore Gold ink.

After I removed the stencil, I stamped the lines image from Gorgeous Grunge in Encore Gold in the blank spaces.

I added a heart die cut piece of Gold Foil Paper over the blank heart.  On top of that, I layered a piece of Pink Pirouette, stamped with an image from the Everyday Occasions kit in Strawberry Slush.

For the finishing touches on this card, I wrapped a piece of the new Gold Baker's Twine around the Whisper White layer and added some random gold sequins.  (Hint:  I glued these on with tombo multi, which likes to come up through the hole in the center, so I sprinkled on some gold glitter to cover and remove some of the extra stickiness.  Also, during my class, we decided that rather than a knot, the baker's twine looks even better tied in a cute bow).

Thanks for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Michelle! VERY creative and stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your steps of creation.