Friday, July 3, 2009

You Warm My Heart

When I saw this stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms, I immediately started thinking how fun it would be to try to color the fire. I used some Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, and Fired Brick) to create a gradient effect for the flames and then stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink on top. I used Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain for the logs and frame. I then cut out a few different images and pieced them together to get more depth in the flames and logs. (The photos don't show it well, but the logs are 2-3 layers thick.)

I used a Maya Road chipboard coaster book as a template to make my own window/frame (I used Mod Podge to attach the paper I had inked with Distress Inks to a piece of a cereal box and then cut out the frame I had drawn). I finished it off with some black cord from IKEA. I used the same chipboard piece to make the white background which I inked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to accentuate the fire.

Once I had the flames and logs pieced onto the background I attached them to the card (which is made from basic black cardstock and the red paisley paper which is from My Mind's Eye). I used the back side of the My Mind's Eye paper (the orange piece) to write the sentiment for the inside of the card. I wrote it with the white Ranger Inkssentials Pen and used a Sakura Micron 01 in Black for the accents.


Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my word, girlie!!!! This is fantastic!! It's been way too long since I've popped over to see you and I see I have missed some AMAZING work!!! I just kept oooohing and aaaaahhhhing all the way through them! You are so talented! Fantastic work my friend! hugs....Sharon

*Sarah* said...

I LOVE it!

SmilynStef said...

What wonderful coloring ... and your handwriting is awesome ... fabulous design.

lauren said...


now *that* is coooooool...or should i say *HOT*?!? yeah, that's more like it! AMAZING job of coloring and dimension!!!

Aeify said...

This card is FANTASTIC!!!

Norine said...

love this card really looks like heat LOL