Hello! and welcome to my first make for this month which is a ... sort of ... Valentine's card!
I wanted to make something a little different in terms of colour and elements - so no red, black or hearts!
I started with a piece of good quality cardstock as I wanted to dampen it down a bit with gesso and didn't want the paper to disintegrate in the process! Once the gesso had dried I added some crackle paste through a harlequin stencil.
I found all of these items in my bits and pieces box cut for other projects and not used but I did seem to have used the same ink (Vintage Photo Distress Ink ) on them so they did co-ordinate!
I died some ribbon using Vintage Photo but made it really dark as a contrast to the other embellishments.
I layered my background onto some cream cardstock and then a card cut from kraft card. I was annoyed with myself as I had intended to wrap the ribbon around the background paper before sticking it down! so in the end had to resort to cutting a piece and laying it across the doily!
I then layered more pieces over the top, not using any foam pads but just glueing a small piece of the element which makes it look as thought the piece is floating.
Finally I added the flower, leaf and ribbon and adhered the handwritten word where it touched!
Although I have not used any foam pads there is still quite a good layered finish.
As always thank you for joining me today and I hope you find time for some crafting fun.