Oh my Christmas no more turns the corner and we begin to think of Love Songs and Hearts, yes you know what I mean, Valentines Day is just around the bend. Have you made your special someone a Valentine’s Card? Well today I’ve got one that does double duty, you can use my Tom and Tilly card to either send Valentine Greetings or wish a special couple Happy Anniversary, (shhh don’t tell but that’s what I’m really using my card for today).
Tom and Tilly is the name of this cute couple from Penny Black‘s Slapstick/cling series. Aren’t they adorable? I made a little larger card than I normally do choosing a 5″ x 7″ size of Kraft cardstock to be able to accommodate the stamped image and the die cut heart. I stamped and colored the card and then fussy cut around the colored image. Using a colored marked I carefully went around the edges to get rid of any white that might be showing.
The heart is die cut from Spellbinder’s In’Spire line and is called Love Vine. I used some glimmer paper from DCWV’s Shimmer Stack but it still wasn’t shiny enough so I covered the top with Versamark and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Byzantine Bronze embossing powder.
These dies are terrific they cut with no problem and just hold their shape so well, even with the added embossing on them. I did slip a piece of wax paper between the die and my paper to help ease the removal. Of course I used Spellbinder’s Tool ‘n One to assist popping the paper from the die as well.
My background behind the couple is done on Stratford Watercolor paper with Faber Castell Gelatos, mine are from the Yellow Set. I also used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint across the bottom because I didn’t have a green Gelato. This was fun, I like the look of the Gelatos on the watercolor paper. They blend so well and if you’re not happy with the first result wet them down and play some more. These are a definite must have in your crafty bin. I cut a piece of chipboard in black to place behind Tom and Tilly so they’d pop up a tad. I also restamped the bench on a piece of decorative paper, re-colored it and after fussy cutting it out put it atop the original. It gives just that extra little bit of dimension to the card.
I was going to stamp my sentiment with my teeny tiny stamps but opted instead to use my computer and print them out. I trimmed around the edges and then used Tim Holtz Distress ink to help them pop a little. Since the background was colored I used Glossy Accents to glue the words in place assuring myself that they wouldn’t pop off anytime soon.
Well that completes today’s card, a complete supply list is just below the video which will show the entire process start to finish, I hope you’ll join me there. In the mean time
Happy Craftin’ Everyone!
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Supplies from the Store:
40-098 – Penny Black Slapstick Cling Stamp, Tom and Tilly
IN-009 – Spellbinder’s In’Spire die Love Vine
770157 – Faber Castell Gelatos Yellow set
T-001 – Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
TIM20233 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint
658300 – Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
Supplies from my Stash: Kraft cardstock, DCWV shimmer paper, Lindy’s Byzantine Bronze embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Alcohol markers, Stratford Watercolor Paper, White card stock