Thursday, February 14, 2008
Here's my Valentine for this week's Wednesday Stamper challenge, to create a valentine, and another for this week's Arty Girlz challenge...to stamp!
I used interlocking blocks.
Here's another, different colours, more masculine. ...I wonder if my husband will see the interlocking blocks as I intended...a subtle visual for a close relationship...hmmm...perhaps not. ;)
Here's how I created the card. You can click on it to see a larger image.
Cut two three-inch squares (see diagrams below) , one using patterned paper, another using a complementary solid colour paper. For the solid colour square, I used a background painted with Twinkling H2O’s, which I also used as one of the layers for the finished card, and for the punched heart embellishments.
Randomly stamp and heat emboss images over both squares (I used a fern leaf set from Hero Arts, with white embossing powder).
Turn each square over, and on the wrong side, measure 1/2" in from the edges, cut inner square with a craft knife.
Cut one side of one square on a slight angle, about 1/3 of the way up a side. Weave the two squares together in an “over-and-under” fashion. The cut in one square enables you to do this.
When you have a pleasing interlocking pattern, glue together, with the uncut square on top of the cut square, to cover the cut.
Use as you please!
For this card, I mounted the squares on stamped and heat-embossed acetate, again using the Hero Arts leaves set. I heat embossed the sentiment stamp with black embossing powder. I stamped the Inkadinkado flourish heart with Ancient Page Henna Archival Dye Ink, and mounted that inside the interlocking squares. Finally, I used pink and white cardstock and a Twinkling H2O painted layer to complete the card.