Sunday, February 7, 2016
Just a Kiss
Today's card uses a very unique stamp and die set from Die-Versions. I actually got this set (along with 2 other stamps and dies) during their sale a couple of years ago. But I happened to buy way too many stamps during that time, and this set got tucked away before it even got inked up. Since I've been rediscovering my stash, I figured I ought to use those wayward stamps. Unfortunately, I don't think this set is available for purchase anymore, but I plan on still giving it some good mileage and using it in a few cards.
I started by stamping out the cute kissing couple onto some marker paper and coloring them in with Copics. I chose simple colors and just did some basic shading. When I was done, I die-cut the couple with coordinating dies.
Since I used some red in my coloring, I decided to grab some of the red patterned paper. I don't have a whole lot of red in my paper stash, but I came across this fabulous bright pattern from Gina K.'s Here Comes the Sun paper pad. Aside from a great pattern, this paper is also slick, giving a bit of extra shine to the card.
I matted the patterned paper with some brown cardstock, then grabbed a piece of white cardstock which I die-cut with a stitched rectangle. I adhered the couple to the panel, slightly off-center, then tied a piece of gingham ribbon at the bottom. I matted the panel to a matching brown cardstock, using foam squares to add a bit of dimension.
I went all out on embellishments, scattering cute mini hearts and enamel dots around. I adhered everything together onto a top-folding A2 (4¼x5½") kraft card base.
Thanks for reading!