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I got some crafty stuff in the mail and I wanted to try out the new ink colours – that’s how this started but it definitely went it’s own way after that!

I began by using matte medium to glue and seal old book paper to my index card. Then I stamped a Tim Holtz Mixed Media stamp with four different vibrant Archival Inks.  However, right before stamping I noticed that the text on the book paper said, “I love you.” and “I love you too.” That was too good to cover so I masked it off. Once the stamping was done and the masks removed I liked it but…..whatever.

So I took an old paper towel, cut out holes for the text and glued that over the whole thing. You can still see the stamping beneath but it makes it all a little more cohesive though darker than I wanted. Oh well! 🙂

Finally, I did some stamping, lucked into the phrases being the exact right distance apart for my stamps, and added a wood veneer heart.

There was no way I was getting a good picture of the texture but I heat set the paper towel which made it bubble up and it’s very cool.

I plan to use the tiny little wood veneer stars for my next card – let’s hope it goes as planned!

S.

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