Hello. Elf Katrina here. I hope you are well.
Today I am sharing how I made a card featuring one of the new Downland Crafts stamps called Adore Heart.
I started with a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock the same size as my card base which is 5″ by 7″ I first placed the stamp on to my card to work out where I wanted the hearts positioned. I did this in my stamp positioning tool so I could ensure a good even impression.
Once I was happy with the position I stamped the lower positioned heart using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then cleaned my stamp and stamped it again on to a seperate piece of white cardstock in Lawn Fawn Wild Rose ink and cut it out using my scan n cut machine and placed it to one side. You can change it up to any colour ink you like and you can fussy cut the image easily.
Next I worked on the background. I cut a mask to cover the black heart using a post it note and placed it over the top. I then took Distress Oxide ink in Black Soot and Candied Apple. I mixed a small amount of each with a little water on to my work surface. I started with the red colour first, taking a small paintbrush I picked some of the ink up and tapped the brush gently over the card to make small splatters. I then repeated this with the black. Once I was happy with the effect I removed the mask and left it to dry.
Once dry I took my red stamped heart and using some foam squares I adhered it above and overlapping the black one. I then took some red stripped twine and wrapped it around the edge of the card attaching at the back of the card with tape.
To finish the card I adhered it to the card base and added some sequins for some shine.
I am really happy with how it turned out. It would look great in different colour combinations.