Saturday, 6 February 2016

steampunk romance

I took advanatage of the recent sale at Chocolate Baroque to buy the punky hearts set of stamps - not normally my type of image, but I loved the roses. Having got them, I did feel that I ought to make a valentine's card, and this is my first effort, using a stencil that was another sale item as well.
I stamped the heart first in black memento ink, and clear embossed it, then masked the heart off while I stamped the rose twice behind it, also clear embossing them. Both images were coloured with promarkers, then gone over with a versamark pen and clear embossed again. I used part of the stencil to add the words in the bbottom corner, using the memento ink again with a sponge.
Background was done with distress inks onto a blending mat, spritzing with water and blotting up the ink from the mat - I used picked raspberry, barn door  and fossilised amber inks.once it was all dry, Isponged black soot round the edges, and added a black mat - it made a 7"x7" card.
Thanks to Rocky, i have a nice long list of challenges on this theme -
Brown sugar - valentine/love
creative corner - valentine's day/love
simply create too - love/valentine's
crafty creations - hearts
craft rocket - valentine/love
4 crafty chicks - love


  1. WOW! I adore this. Two techniques I am rubbish at Distressing inks and masking. You have created an amazing card. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

  2. LOVE IT the passion shows TFS Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

  3. Great job on your V-Day card! Thanks for sharing it with Creative Corner Challenge~

  4. Spectacular Valentine card - love it

  5. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

  6. Great job, love the color and the image is perfect, nicely done. Thanks for entering our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/4CC

  7. Nice job with the distressed inks! Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket Challenges! Barbara DT

  8. I love your card, the flowers are lovely but the background really sets it all off. You are welcome and thanks for the link.

  9. What a bold and creative Valentine Veronica and fabulous masking too. Love the inked background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x


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