This fortnight's challenge at Crafty Boots is "Valentines" and as our wonderful host and leader, Stephanie-Emma and her beau Keiron have announced their engagement I have made them a romantic tag. I am, in truth, a little late in making them an acknowledgement of their news but I did confess it would be late as it's taken ages to get back to some sort of normality after that blummin' virus that lived with me for the whole of January! So, the tag. I die cut it using white card and covered it with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (I love this colour so much). I then flicked water onto it and heat dried to give it an aged look. I used the Notably Ornate stamp set from Stampin' Up as I know Stephanie-Emma's a fan of their products. The bird was stamped over the tag in Victorian Velvet and then I sprinkled water on them to blend them a little. I stamped the background stamp on a separate piece of card and aged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges and Antique Linen Distress Stain in the centre.
The cherub was roughly covered in Black Soot Distress Ink and roughly embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I covered it in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and it settled where the embossing powder missed. He is holding an adage ticket which has a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. The heart was covered in Fired Brick Distress Ink and treated much as the cherub but I used Black Soot Ink. I used a Wendy Vecchi hand stamp on cardboard and a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. The banner is stamped with the sentiment from the set (there may be a little Vintage Photo on the edges too!) I added a little Stampin' Up ribbon and an ideaology heart to finish this off. I love reading your entries and can't wait to see your romantic makes - thank you for stopping by.
As the theme on so many challenges is valentines based (or in the case of these two - hearts) I am going to offer up this tag to both the Artistic Stamperand Hels' Sunday Stamper challenges.