This workshop shows how to make a more masculine card which could be suitable for Valentine’s Day or just change the colour tones for pink shades.
The black , beige & white with just a few hints of red make sure the card isn`t too much. The Creative Expressions key charm embellishment just finishes the card off nicely.
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UMount Masquerade A5 Stamp Plate : UMMASQ
Black & Silver Reversible Ribbon : BM810
Pink String :SM17 or Red String : SM14
Creative Expressions Key Embellishments : CHARMFAN
Grime Boss : GB30
Tim Holtz Old Paper : DPOLDPAPER
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR
or Viola Black Embossing Powder : CSEPVIOBLK
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Deep Red Gilding Wax : CSGWRED
Tim Holtz Sketchbook Tissue Paper : TH92911
Adirondack Snow Cap Ink Pad : ADPIGSNOW
or Adirondack Gold Dabber : DABGOLD
Craft Nibs : NIBCUT
Wonder Tape & Hearts
Step by Step Instructions
1 First select the Heartfelt Creations burnished key hole stamp along with the antiquity collection paper pad. Choose some 2 tone black / silver ribbon & some pink or red burlap / string.
2 The stamping of the main key hole image can be done in 2 ways. Either stamp with a clear resist ink & use a black Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder or use black archival ink & emboss with a Cosmic Shimmer clear powder.
2 3 I`ve opted to use the clear ink pad as this gives you a lot longer time to add the embossing powder as the area stays tacky rather than the archival ink pad which is a quicker drying ink pad. So ink the stamp clear resist ink, making lots of tapping over the area.
8 9 Cut the small heart shapes which are going to be used as corner pieces later on. On 1 key hole image cut it out leaving a white border all around the outer edge & then cut the key hole area out. The 2nd key panel cut close around the outer edge & leave the key hole solid.
14 To pull out the design but keep to a piece of A4 black card , cut the base layer to fit with a border top & bottom so it shows from underneath the beige paper.
15 Take either a white stamp pad or dabber or even a white distress paint & apply the ink or paint to the small swirl stamp.
17 18 So for another technique use the gold dabber (or white ink) & ink the stamp up and stamp the image down the side & bottom edge of the black card. Also distress the edge of the card with the gold.
20 Once done go back in & just ink the bottom area of the key hole as this will add depth to the finished piece.
21 22 Take the 6″ black panel & rough up the edges of the paper using the blade of an open pair of scissors. Just go carefully depending on the sharpness of the scissors. The white of the core of the paper will been seen so go in & ink it using the old paper ink pad.
23 Place 2 holes in the beige panel of paper & thread the 2 tone ribbon through the holes & tie off in a bow at the front.
24 Add the layers of paper & card to the base card using foam tape for added dimension.
25 For another small detail roll the edges of the black panel up in between your fingers & thumb. Repeat this on all of the corners. Add the stamped corners underneath the rolled edges for extra detail.
26 Now make 2 faux flowers using the tissue tape. Pleat a piece of tissue tape in a circle rufferling it as you go round the design. Make the design into a rose head shape & add to the centre of the bow.
27 Stick the base key panel to the middle of the black panel before adding the top key cut out over the top. Add a blob of 3d glue or clear Cosmic Shimmer glue in the key hole & add the key charm embellishment at an angle. Make & add a bow out of the pink or red string.