Thursday, February 17, 2011

An Imperfect Kiss


As soon as I saw the photo above on Moxie Fab World I wanted to make a card inspired by this gorgeousTuesday Trigger. The elements that inspired me were the wonderful mix of blues and white, the distressed wood, the flowers, all the textures, the grid pattern on the couch and the square cushions. I also thought it looked like a comforting snuggle place so made a get well card and used vellum because of the light airy feel due to the sunlight and colours.

An Imperfect Kiss
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Poppy Background, Ancient Motif and Envelope Pattern

I wanted to try out the stamp kissing technique which is part of Hero Arts challenge this month. I have never tried this technique before and decided to start with the poppies and ancient motif images. I applied broken china distress ink to the poppy image and faded jeans distress ink to the ancient motif image. After a bit of kissing went on I stamped on white card. The first time I didn’t manage to kiss the images fully but did on the second attempt. In the end I decided to go with the first image as I liked the look of the imperfect kiss.




I added some beads to a couple of the flower centres and the sentiment is white embossed on vellum. Then I found a button with a little square pattern on it, added a yarn bow which had been coloured with broken china distress ink and one of my favourite Hero Arts embellishments – a pearl heart. The card base was white and I applied broken china distress ink and stamped the envelope pattern with the same ink. I don’t usually do a lot of distressing but went a bit distressing crazy on this card I think!

17 comments:

Patricia said...

So beautiful card Heather Love the colors you used =P

Lin said...

That is a lovely trigger - just the kind of place I'd like to have! Your take on it is wonderful, Heather; the embossed panel is genius!

Barb said...

Heather, this is really beautiful! Love the different textures with all the yummy layers! Gorgeous kissing and that button is so sweet!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is stunning Heather, love the blue and white combo, so fresh looking.. Love your kissing it looks so pretty!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful distressed card Heather! Love the blues and all the textures! Awesome card!

Virginia L. said...

Love the beautiful kissing technique here--however you think it may not be perfect. That's why this card is SPECIAL!! It gives a special touch to a handmade card.

Dawn said...

Fantastic take on the Tuesday Trigger Heather.... love the distressing and the kissing is just right with the whole look of the card.

Sue McRae said...

Love the combination of stamps you used for the kissing technique Heather!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Heather this is gorgeous! I do love the soft subtle colour of the blue in your card and the embossing really give the card so much texture. The stamped kissed technique is wonderful and now your a pro. Big Hugs.

Suzanne C said...

This is gorgoues! Love the panel in the background and your distgressing and kissing turned out beautiful!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love all the distressing, Heather - it's not overboard at all! And the kissing technique looks great with those stamps!!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card Heather and I love the kissing technique you did!

Deirdre said...

This is just fab Heather. Love it.

Trinh said...

This is a beautiful take on the Trigger, Heather! Love the distressing and the kissing technique!

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for joining in on all the fun! :)

Tiffany said...

Beautifully done! So soft and very feminine!

Rae said...

Very pretty card. Love your take on the trigger!

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