Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vintage Heart

I made this card for Beate's Weekend Sketch 102.  I love her sketches each week because they aren't as layered and challenging as some sketches can be, yet still so pretty.  I also used one of her techniques that she just did a video on a few weeks ago.  I kind of played around a bit with it and added a "twist" I guess you could say.  It was a Color Wash Tutorial that she just redid into a video tutorial ( at the bottom of the page).

I used my watercolor paper and color washed it with Pretty in Pink reinker.  Next I clear embossed the large heart over that color wash AFTER it was thoroughly dry.  Then I used more Pretty In Pink reinker, dried with my heat gun, then added a layer of bravo burgundy reinker diluted with water.  It kind of pooled in areas and I hit it with the heat gun.  I liked the look of it catching in the finer details of the heart.  I also color washed the LOVE tag and just stamped with colorbox ink once it was dry. I then added UTEE over the entire thing before punching it out.  Another detail to note is my cuttlebug embossed panel behind the heart. I sponged some bravo burgundy ink around the edges of the entire card.  I also need to get fray stopper for my ribbon...grrrr.

Hope you are having a great start to your week.  The weather is so pretty here, but with the change also comes BIG sinus headaches:(  Must...get....medicine.....AHHH!

What's In It?
Stamps: Ever After
Ink: Bravo Burg, Pretty in Pink, Versamark, Colorbox Maroon
Paper: Watercolor, K&Co Classic, DCWV tan (base)
Other: Circle punches, ribbon MS, cuttlebug EF, paper piercer, clear EP, UTEE, dimensionals



craft_princess said...

This card is fab! I love all the detail! Sometimes I get sinus trouble too and it is no fun :( Hope you get some meds to help you!


Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is adorable, I am luvin the soft colors..have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Patti J. said...

Hey Nikki - this is so pretty! The colors are so soft and warm! Love the sketch too! I'll have to give her sketches a try sometime! Have a great Tuesday - thanks for sharing your great card!

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Nikki, you really have such a cool blog; lots of stories that are fun and interesting. I love this card; everything you did to make it so dainty and beautiful is great!

Beate said...

Wow! Nikki. I love your vintage soft look. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing!
Get better. Hugs and smiles