Sunday, February 07, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #238 and Case This Sketch #158

This week's make it Monday involves Valentine Ombre Stamping.  Melissa has a wonderful video showing how she created a beautiful Valentine card using ombre stamping.  Check it out here.

I really didn't have much Valentine stamps or dies so I decided to use an tweed (looks like an arrow to me!)  stencil to make my ombre Valentine.

I sought out the latest sketch challenge over at Case This Sketch for inspiration.

I used distress ink to ink up the stencil.  I am always amazed at how effortlessly the distress ink is to blend together!  I used baker's twine to mimic the three lines behind the oval.  A heart is more suitable for a Valentine so thus that replaced the oval.  I normally stamp elements on white card stocking using colored ink but this time I think the colored card stock helped the elements stand out more.
I cut the small heart on the tag  out of plain ordinary white fun foam.  You know the kind the kids play with.  I colored it with a Copic marker to make it red and an interesting thing happened. After coloring the foam took on a glittery appearance. I tried to capture it in the photo above to show you but it really is very glittery in person.  I used foam tape to pop up the rose a bit.  I also heat embossed the sentiment on the tag and inked the tag edges a bit to give some depth.

Supplies are listed and linked below:

PTI The Sweet Life Stamp Set

PTI The Sweet Life Die Collection (set of 2)

Hero Arts Prayers Stamps

PTI Tiny Tags Die

PTI Sweet Blush Cardstock

PTI Simply Chartreuse Cardstock

Ink for Roses:

PTI Sweet Blush Dye Ink
Layer 1

PTI Berry Sorbet Dye Ink
Layer 2

PTI Pure Poppy Dye Ink
Layer 3

Ink for leaves:

Momento Pear Tart Dye Ink
Layer 1

Momento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink
Layer 2
PTI=Papertrey Ink
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Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful take on the sketch!