Hello! I’ve got to be honest, Valentine’s Day isn’t my thing. Aside from the chocolate, I really don’t care about the day. So I really don’t make Valentine’s Day cards. But! I do like to incorporate Valentine’s Day-type products and imagery into my projects. White Rose Crafts has some awesome new products that are perfect for Valentine’s Day….or not. 😉
Did you know that you can now get some fabulous products from Gel Press in the White Rose Crafts shop? I am super stoked about this, because if you follow me, you know how much I love using my Gel Presses. My background was created on my Gel Press, using a couple of colors of fluid acrylic paints. Another new collection to White Rose Crafts is Stamperia. The Mechanical Heart stencil that I used on top of my monoprint is from this Italian-based company.
I like that this is a big stencil, with a lot of large details. I took my VersaMark ink pad, and applied it through my stencil, directly on to my Gel Press monoprint. I taped off the edges with washi tape. Next, I sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat set it. My print was done on ordinary copy paper, so the powder melts very quickly on it. I needed a little something extra, so I pulled out Lawn Fawn’s Heart Shaker Gift Tag and die cut the “xoxo” with burgundy cardstock. I used the accompanying heart to help me with my placement. I applied glue to the backs of the letters while they were still in the heart. I placed the heart on to my print, then pushed the letters through. This ensured they were straight and spaced correctly. I mounted the panel on to a white card base that I inked with Imperial Purple VersaFine Ink.
So while this card could be used for Valentine’s Day, it certainly doesn’t have to be. And, I think it’s got a masculine feel to it, so it will work for a wide variety of folks. Please be sure to visit the White Rose Crafts shop to see the latest and greatest. Be sure to use my code, “Alison15” to save 15% off of your purchase. And, hang out with us in the White Rose Crafts Gallery on FB! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!