I still have so many projects from CHA that I haven’t shared yet. I need to get busy with posting these!
I really wanted to post this card before Valentine’s Day but just didn’t get it done. I thought it was a cute idea for a Valentine, but then really, we should send cards about love all year-long, right?
The base of the card is a white card blank. I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the card front using an ink blending tool. I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Resist cardstock to the fit the front of the card. I stamped the lightbulb blueprint design onto the kraft cardstock. I tore the bottom edge of the cardstock slightly. After inking the edges of the cardstock I adhered it to the front of the card and added machine stitching on the top and side edges.
On the lower left corner, I added a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket. I applied Vintage Photo Distress ink to the edges of the ticket using an ink blending tool. I adhered Alpha Parts to the center of the ticket spelling out LOVE. I tapped the tops of the letters with a Pearl Adirondack Paint Dabber to accent the letters and to brighten them. I stamped more text around the letters using alphabet stamps. I added a mini paper clip to the edge to make it look as if the ticket is just clipped in place. I also added a small adhesive foam square under the top right corner of the ticket so that it was dimensional and not flat on the front of the card.
I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the light bulb image on Specialty Stamping Paper. I cut the image out using my Sizzix eclips with Stamp2Cut cartridge number 21. After cutting, I lightly inked the left edge of the lightbulb with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Mustard Seed Distress Ink Markers to add color to the lightbulb filament. I chose pink ink to accent the filament to highlight the heart shape of it.
I used the Stamp2Cut again to cut the lightbulb shape out of clear shrink plastic. I adhered the plastic over the bulb part of the Specialty Stamping Paper piece. I hid the adhesive in the neck area of the bulb.
I adhered a small piece of metal foil tape to scrap piece of cardstock. I stamped the base of the lightbulb onto the foil using Jet Black Archival Ink. After drying the ink with a heat tool, I cut the base of the lightbulb out. I adhered the foil stamped base to my assembled lightbulb. I wrapped a piece of dyed yellow Crinkle ribbon around the assembled light bulb and tied it into a bow. I freehand cut a small pink heart out of wool felt. I use a small mini safety-pin to pin the heart to the bow. I adhered the assembled lightbulb to the front of the card over the stamped blueprint image using adhesive foam squares.
Cute and quick! This card makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile too!