Cray Cray Love

Hey there!  I'm a bit late with it, but I thought I'd share with you the fun card I made for my honey for Valentine's-Day!  Today's card celebrates a love that's kinda CRAY CRAY, if ya know what I mean... this card took on a life of it's own as I worked on it, ending up very different than I visualized at the beginning.  But hey, sometimes love is like that too.  It doesn't mean it isn't a good thing :)
 
When I got my hands on Tim's hipster animal stamps I got the idea that they would fit really well peeking through the heart frame in this large Dina Wakley stamp (which is on sale right now!)... so I've been waiting to figure out a way to put them together.  Today's card is what I came up with.  I've got a few more ideas (and had several others that didn't pan out), but I decided to keep this one fairly simple and let the colors and the hip chick speak volumes :)
 
 This ostrich image just makes me smile, even though she kinda looks like a grumpy librarian!  I stamped her twice in black on white card stock, cutting the base from one image and the hat, scarf & beak from the other.  I stamped her again in Purple Distress Oxide so I could have colorful glasses to cut out, adding some Nuvo Glitter Drops to it once they were glued to her face.  Colorful glasses are my new favorite thing to do with these stamps & dies!  There is no way I would fussy cut those glasses, but they are amazing die cut! The other elements were all colored with Copic Markers and mounted with foam adhesive.  I kept her white for extra contrast.
 
 Since I was working with a kraft card, I experimented with a variety of things and finally decided to stamp assorted words/sentiments in Distress Oxide in the open space of the square portion of the frame.  The heart frame was painted with Silver/Sterling paint.  I added some shading with stablio pencils in black & white and a few chit-chat stickers to give extra texture & pop.  As you can see, I cut the heart frame so it was open to the inside of the card and added a piece of colorful paper to show through the window.
 
 This heart was my first attempt at the Distress Oxide technique Tim shared at Creativation, using them on Glossy/Alcohol Ink card stock and finishing up with Distress Glaze.  I'll be trying it again and will share the link when I have more success!  I added a bit more watered down silver paint around the heart and finished with more stickers & repeats of the stamped words from the front of my card. I had fun with this one- like I said, it's not what I expected when I started creating... but I had fun doing it and I hope it encourages you to look at your stamps and see what sort of combinations you can end up with!

Inky hugs, Tara  

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Julie Sills said…
totally cute and
made me smile!