I know I've already put up a post today, but I wanted to share the super cute card I made this afternoon with the Love you to Pieces set. For those of you that are new to my blog, my son, Zach, is autistic. Back at the beginning of the year, GinaK and I came up with a brilliant idea (see the full story here). The Love you to Pieces set was born from that idea and $8 from each set sold gets sent to Autism Speaks. If you want to check out some of the past cards that I've done with this set, as well as check out the check that was sent to Autism Speaks with the donation from the awesome amount we raised through this set.
I wanted to bring this set back because I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and it is very special to me because of the history behind it and the cause that it supports.
I did this card using the emboss resist technique. This technique was done with a little bit of a twist, though. I stamped the smaller puzzle pieces onto Very Vanilla cardstock first and then stamped the heart images over the puzzle pieces using VersaMark ink. I then embossed them with Clear embossing powder. Once they dried, I sponged over them with ink. The clear embossed images preserved the small puzzle pieces underneath. I really love this technique because you can create so many spins on it.
I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the heart images. I stamped the Stamp-a-ma-jig image sheet with colored ink first so that I could see where my image was. It took a little bit of work to see where I had stamped the Versamark images, but with the overhead light on, it was much easier.
Have a great night!
Stamps: Love you to Pieces set (GinaK Designs); Cardstock: Cranberry Crisp, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla; Ink: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Cranberry Crisp, Versamark; gold brads; Crystal Clear Embossing powder; 1/16 inch hole punch; stamping sponge; embossing gun