Monday, January 7, 2008

First Valentine Card and Tapestry Technique

Good Morning Folks! Hey, this is my first Valentine card for the year. It's best to start early.

One of my resolutions for this year is to create a card or project using a tutorial from SCS or someone else's blog site once a week and one I've never tried. Well, I thought the "Tapestry" technique on SCS was an easy one to try.

Hey, do anybody have a recommendation on a great tutorial that I should try? I think I'll stop by Allison's "Stampin When I Can" site and check out all the tutorial links she has on her site. I'm not sure why I didn't go there first.

I actually created cards in the past using this technique not knowing it had a name or that it was a technique. It's those times when I experimented with different materials and came up with something. The only difference is I did not use "white craft ink". . .instead I used different colors to stamp the image. I guess that's cheating on my part because Tapestry is really not a new technique for me to try but hey, I gotta start somewhere.

Well, it didn't come out exactly how it looks on SCS. My white stamped images sort of faded away and you can't really see the white hearts in the background. I'll try it again and use a darker background. Maybe that's the problem that occur ed with my card. You can see the white hearts in real life but it's really faint.

Card recipe:

Stamps: SU Loving Hearts, SU So Many Sayings
Paper: SU Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Pink Passion and Real Red Craft Ink, White Craft Ink, Real Red Markers
Accessories: JoAnn Brads, Grosgrain ribbon, Clear embossing powder, Hemp cord


Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, fantastic card, love that technique, beautiful

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Maria, these are fabulous! Love the layout and the beautiful colors!

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pescbrico said...

I really love this card. You used a set I own and did not used that much... you make me want to start using it again :)
Have a great day!

Michelle said...

I love the colors you used! It turned out great!

Ila said...

This is Beautiful!! love those heart and the embossing!

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous take on the tapestry technique. LOVE your colours and all of that shine! :0) Mel

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. The tapesty bg is so gorgeous.

kathleenh said...

Maria, your Valentine card is beautiful! The background looks great even if you can't see the white hearts.

malieta said...

This is a beautiful card Maria...I love it!

Stamper Gail said...

All of your valentine cards are beautiful. You really have a way with design Maria!

~Michelle~ said...

Love the way the background on this turned out....can't wait to try it when I get some time!!
Fun layout too!!!

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