Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Share the Love over on the Tanda Teaser

As Valentines day is coming soon I've set a love theme over on the "Tanda Teaser Blog". However, it is more general than purely Valentines as I know that not everyone has a partner. So the idea is to make something to give to someone to show that they are loved.

For my card I used the Tanda beyond alphabet set (kept whole to use as a background stamp)...pinched that idea from the talented Sheila Oliver"
I stamped in versamark onto water colour paper and heat embossed in detail silver ep. I then painted over the whole thing with brusho inks.

The chipboard V was triple embossed with moonglow ep and holographic glitter, and then layered onto mulberry paper. If the V is like a comet, the comet's tail was cut from some more inked watercolour paper and the letters were then stamped onto it so that together with the V it formed the word "Valentine". The scroll border is a Tim Holtz die. I chose the colours as they are my hubby's favorites.

I also made a card for my eldest daughter to give to her boyfriend....I'm actually happier with this one than the first, but it doesn't use Tanda stamps....just an inca stamp that I've had for ages.

The stamped image is coloured with copics and then distressed around the edges with weathered wood distress ink....

....oh now there's a thing....actually I've used a custom Tanda stamp....can you see the dots? Do you remember Field of sky and Sand by A Stamp in the Hand..I've been using them on the sample cards I made for the Treasury in Kidderminster and, as a result, Patty has had numerous requests to sell them in the shop. We have searched the internet and cannot find them so we think they were discontinued. So Patty asked if I could draw something similar, not the same obviously for copyright reasons. Well it took me a couple of weeks to get it right, but I'm really pleased with it especially as I can get a hilly effect from one side of the stamp and the dots from the other. Andrew is producing 30 polymer stamps for Patty to sell in the shop. I have no idea how much she will charge for them or when they will be ready, but watch this space....

Sorry about that....lost the plot a bit there! LOL! So back to the card. I coated one of the hearts with glossy accents to give it a bit of dimension. I also like the professional finish it gives a card. The image and co-ordinating card were cut out using spellbinders nesties. The ribbon is a wired sheer ribbon from fantastic ribbons...I will have to get some more of this one next time I go to the NEC!
Just spotted the challenge over on the Tuesday Taggers blog" and as their challenge is to feel-lurrvvvveee I thought I would share this second card with them. This week's challenge winner will win a prize donated by One Stop Card Crafts" so why not have a go at two challenge's in one!

Bit of a mammoth post there!

Hope you can join in with the Teaser over on the Tanda Blog!



Anonymous said...

wow what stunning valentines. I simply adore that first one, the colours and texture are fantastic
Also i am just mentioning my free collage sheet which is shabby chic one as there are only a few more hours to grab it before its gone at 3pm UK time. Please pop by if you havent already and help yourself.
have a lovely day
hugs June

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous cards Sue, love the alphabet background on the first one. Custom dots must talk to Andrew great useful stamp that one LOL XOXO Zoe

PatR said...

Gorgeous cards, love them both. Thanks for joining TioT this week. xx