I was glad to get into my craft room today and get to two challenges I've been itching to participate in. I made 3 Valentines of the same design to sell at a Valentine's Day sale at our church coming up in a few weeks.
First, I embossed the sentiment on the Rustic Cream panel using WV Sentiments Stencil and WV black embossing paste. I added a strip of Washi tape along the bottom to ground the cup. By then, the embossing paste had dried and I stenciled the background using WV Vintage Quilt Stencil and WV Archival Geranium Ink
I die cut the cups and saucers out of white card stock with Tim Holtz Tea Time die (there's both a tea cup and a coffee cup on the die). I used Wendy Vecchi's Faux Gilding technique to color the cups: I rubbed a little bit of WV Gold Embossing Paste over the die cuts just in spots, not covering the whole thing. When that dried, I sponged WV Archival Geranium Ink over the pieces. So IRL there is a bit of a golden shimmer on the cups and saucers - not too noticeable in the photo (I think it also looks more like gilding if you use light blue or brown ink which I have done in the past here and here , the red kind of hid the gold!)
I popped the cup and saucer up on the panel using foam dots. I die cut the heart out of white fun foam using the heart from Tim Holtz Mini Lovestruck Movers and Shapers dies. I sponged the edges of the heart with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink.
I have a friend who loves tea - so I made this one below to send to her for Valentine's Day - using all the same techniques and supplies - just the different shaped cup! She doesn't have a significant other so I like to send her cards for the different holidays.
I'm linking my mixed media Valentine to the following challenges:
The Card Concept - I used Mixed Media Style
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Geranium, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Accessories: Stencils - Sentiments and Vintage Quilt - Wendy Vecchi, Dies - Tea Time and Mini Lovestruck Movers and Shapers - Tim Holtz Alterations, Black and Gold Embossing Pastes - Wendy Vecchi, foam dots, Washi tape - Freckled Fawn, white fun foam.