Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentine Background

I am taking the opportunity with my background #2 DT sample for Country View Challenges to make a Valentine card for my hubby.


I began with ivory smooth cardstock and stamped the Valentine words from Tim's Valentine Silhouettes set using antique linen distress paint and heat dried it.


Next I took festive berries and fired brick distress inks and blended them across the card and over the paint.


Take a damp cloth and gently wipe over the surface lightly to remove the ink from the painted surfaces and then spritz with water to activate the ink and allow it blend and create distressing. You can see the water marks in the photo below.


Then scuff, distress and blend ground espresso ink around the edges and ... eh voila the background is finished.

 
Now let's see what I did to finish the card.
Using the same set of stamps I stamped the hearts in antique linen and fired brick, cutting some out not knowing which ones I wanted to use at this point. I needed something brown so I found a scrap of card that had been altered to look like rust and I stamped the set of hearts again in clear embossing powder and clear embossed.


With the rust one I added a red and an antique linen one stamping them all with text using Tim's ledger set.


Using the friendship words thinlits I die-cut the words I wanted found a black star and a customer fastener in which I put a clock face.


With a piece of coloured hessian the design now came together.


Fairly simple but quite effective I think.


I'm now ready with hubbies card for Sunday and looking forward to a quiet day.


I see Frilly and Funkie have a 'Love is in the Air' challenge so I am entering their challenge again this month.

Thanks for stopping by again today, I hope you have been able to take a look at the new backgrounds challenge at CVC and maybe you have even entered.
Enjoy the rest of the week and happy Valentines Day to you all.

hugs Brenda xxx


All you need is love.......
 But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles M. Schulz




26 comments:

Maggie said...

Gorgeous background love the colours and textures in your card Hubble will love it I'm sure. Have a good weekend

MaggieH

Jane said...

What a great card for your Hubby Brenda.....such a cool background and lots of textures and love...perfect x

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful card for your wonderful man! Xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous Valentine's Day card, Brenda!

Team Clark said...

Dear Brenda, I am so very thrilled to finally be able to see your work. FortiGuard Web Filtering Service had blocked your site saying it was a pornography site. I finally figured out how to submit a review and they have recategorized your blog as arts and crafts. There have been so many projects in link ups and other places of yours that I have wanted to check out and never could. I'm going to become a follower now and hope to find time to go back into your archives. This is a fabulous background technique! Love your card! <3

pearshapedcrafting said...

Very effective - a great choice of colour and embellishments make for a fabulous male Valentines card! Hoping to get around to visiting more now! Hugs, Chrisx

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous background made into a gorgeous card !
Corrie x

Hazel Agnew said...

I loved the background version of the card over on CVC but the finished version is even more fantastic! Great combination of elements....hope that he appreciates all your effort! X

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just AMAZING Brenda.. I love all about this beautiful card!
oxo Susi

Buttons said...

Always a fabulous background technique Brenda and I love those hearts! Jenny x

Karin said...

Beautiful card, great background!
Groetjes Karin

Shari Trumbull said...

Darling card for your hubby, Brenda! I hope he doesn't read your blog--it'll spoil the surprise of this Awesome card! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Lynn Price said...

Wonderful card - both background and those hearts!! Love it! xxx Lynn

Joi at RR said...

Oh sooooooooooooo lovely Brenda. The hessian and little clock just made it perfect. Incredible background and your hearts are so unique and fun. Thanks bunches for sharing the steps. HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY! j.

Almo said...

When I saw the background Brenda I thought ooh! nice background but a pink card for hubby - not sure. When I saw the embellishments and the finished card I thought Wow! love it! all these elements put together, perfect. Mo x

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome card!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful!

Anita Houston said...

PINNED!!! Fabulous card, every lovely bit!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous background and you have made a superb card.xxx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Gorgeous card, love so much hearts and background, so romantic! Barbara

Zoe Hillman said...

LOVE your card Brenda! The background is gorgeous and that rusty heart (drool)! Thanks so much for joining us for the Frilly and Funkie "Love is in the Air" challenge. :)

hazel said...

A fabulous card, your husband must have loved it.
xxx Hazel.

Annie said...

A gorgeous Valentine Brenda....love the background and the hearts are fabulous....perfect layout too

Best wishes
Annie xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Brenda, I absolutely love all the inky goodness you've built into this grungy Valentine! It's so perfect for your husband. Every detail is absolute perfection, and the step out is great, too! Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Love is in the Air" Challenge!

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, such a fabulous background technique and one I've got to try! Love the grungy-ness here, and I'm sure your husband is going to love it! I really wish you would give Anything But Cute a visit with this lovely creation--it fits right into our Grungy Love challenge theme this month! Thank you for sharing your steps! Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day! http://anythingbutcutechallenge.blogspot.ca/2016/02/challenge-10-grungy-love.html

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful Valentine Brenda! I have this embossing folder so I might even be able to make something like this with your wonderful instructions! Love the background and your 3 decorative hearts! Julia xx