Hi friends! It's time for a new challenge over at The Card Concept. As soon as I saw the heart in the photo, I knew I wanted to make some primitive hearts with shabby papers and golden touches.
The glitter really caught the camera in the photo, but is a bit more subdued in real life. My card is mostly vintage/shabby with a bit of mixed-media thrown in for good measure. I started by cutting the Primitive Hearts die (pretty sure this is my all time favorite Sizzix die) from chipboard and from a couple of coordinating papers in the Archivist line. I collaged the papers onto the chipboard, then distressed with antique linen and ground espresso inks. I wanted a little something more, so I pulled out some Mica flakes and a glue stick and added them to the hearts. Next I smudged on some antique bronze distress paint and then added a little more definition to the outer edges with a stabilo brown pencil and smudged with my fingers.
I used one of the same papers as the vertical panel, inking with the same colors of distress ink and embossing the anniversary sentiment from Love Everlasting in copper in the corner. I distressed the edges just a bit and layered on a piece of espresso cardstock that I accented with a column of liquid pearls. The card base is kraft cardstock which I stenciled first with a Prima stencil in ground espresso, then with a doily stencil in antique brass distress paint. I love the look it gave, really tying in with the papers I had chosen. The cheesecloth gives an extra little punch of shabby and also softens things up a bit.
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Stamps: Love Everlasting (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Archivist (Prima), early espresso, crumb cake (SU!), chipboard
Ink: antique linen, tattered rose, ground espresso distress ink, antiqued bronze distress paint (Ranger), versamark
Accessories: Primitive Hearts Bigz Die (Sizzix), Frantage Copper Lux Mix (Stampendous), liquid pearls (Ranger), copper embossing powder, cheesecloth,
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