Jan 30 2015

My Valentine Wish – by Heidi Blankenship

Published by at 9 00 am under Graphic 45,Prima,Texture Paste,Valentines

If you are drawn to vintage and pretty, you are in for a huge treat today. Heidi created a no stamp Valentine for us, using a sweet cherub image she cut from Graphic 45’s Sweet Sentiments as her focal image, accented with silk ribbon and dainty flowers. As pretty as the focal image is, it is the background that Heidi created today that pulls the project together to give it a luxurious, vintage feel. She used a stencil and a crackle embossing paste to create the rich texture and distress inks to add the color. Yes, I am TOTALLY smitten with this project! Take a look:

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This is one of those projects that I just can’t stop looking at!

Find Heidi’s post here with some great how-to tips!

Heidi used:

Paper: Sweet Sentiments by Graphic 45

Ranger Watercolor Paper, Cardstock – Pink, Blue

Stencil: Prima Designer Stencil 6×6 – Flourish, WITH Crackle Embossing Paste

Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks – Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Antique Linen (REDUCED!)

Ribbon: May Arts 1/4″ Silk – Ivory

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Mini Paper Bloom – Fairy Floss; Sequins – 5 mm Crystal

Adhesives: 3L Tape Runner and Foam Squares

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Here’s a closer look at that fabulous texture created with a stencil and crackle embossing paste on watercolor paper, then color washed with pink and blue distress inks, and finally the crackle was run over with the brown shade of distress ink to highlight the cracks.

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Sweet Sentiment 8×8 by Graphic 45

Such a gorgeous collection and perfect for your Valentine, Easter and springtime creations!

Good Seam Binding matches to this pad are: Ivory, White, Cameo Beige, Soft Seafoam, Tangerine, Lavender, Antique Gold

Good Silk Ribbon matches to this pad are: Ivory, White, Champagne, Blue, Lavender, Violet, Tiffany Blue, Mint Green

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Flourish Stencil by Prima

Find our nice selection of stencils here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


MME Valentine Kit Cupid’s Arrow – 30% OFF

Find Valentine Ribbon Samplers here.

Find other Valentine themed products here.

Find Easter themed products here.

Find Christian themed items here.

NEW!!! Find all the JustRite NEW CHA Jan/Feb 2015 Releases here. In stock and ready to ship! NEW!!!

ALL JustRite Background Stamps are ONLY $10.00!!!  (excluding NEW 2015 releases)

Our JustRite products are always reduced – background, clear, cling, small cling, dies, 2014 Christmas Releases.

Our Spellbinders dies and folders are always reduced – Dies, Die D-Lites, Embossing Folders.

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2 responses so far

2 Responses to “My Valentine Wish – by Heidi Blankenship”

  1. Betty says:

    This card is gorgeous! I am looking forward to trying this technique as I have never seen it done before. Thanks Heidi for sharing this beautiful card with us.

  2. Marilyn says:

    Just stunning loving the look of the crackle embossing paste . Will be adding to my fav. list

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