In my first card, To Have and to Hold, I used a heart punch on dark patterned paper, then edged them in brown ink. To create the central image, I used a sticker from the BasicGrey sticker sheet (cappella), attached it to the patterned paper I used for the hearts then matted that with dark brown card-stock. Finally, I applied UTEE several times to achieve a glossy rippled effect. The background paper is simply the flip-side of the dark patterned paper (that is one of the things I love about 2-sided patterned papers, they usually go well together). I edged the sides in brown ink to give it an aged-antique look then applied ribbon and a pearl string to the top and bottom. To allow the hearts to stand out, I applied Stickles around the edges. Easy-peasy!
I LOVE this technique, and later today I will share a couple of other cards I created using this same idea.
Punch: Stampin' Up!; Paper: BasicGrey, cappella figaro, Stampin' Up!: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette; Ink: Stampin! Up, Chocolate Chip; Stickles, Frosted Lace
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