Thursday, February 6, 2014

Stampotique Challenge #133 -- Include a Heart in your Art

Jackie is hosting the first challenge for February, which is "Include a Heart in your Art!". If you'd like to play along with this challenge, visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules, so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

Here's what Jackie had to say about her challenge!
In Ancient Rome 13, 14 and 15th of February were celebrated as Lupercalia, a pagan fertility festival. By the mid 18th century, the passing of love notes had become popular in England, precursor to the St Valentines Day card as we know it today. Early cards were made of paper and lace. By the 19th century they became so popular that factories started to mass- produce them.  
So as the  14th approaches it's time for you  to put a heart in our Art  and then show us what you have made. 
I am looking forward to seeing all the different ways you add a heart to your art!
Here's my card using Stampotique's Keeper!

Keeper, who is way too cute, was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored with my Copic markers. When I was done coloring, I added Clear Copic Spica Glitter pen to his eyes, then coated them with a layer of Diamond Glaze glue. Silver Metallic gel pen was added to his key, then Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen was added to his key and both sets of horns.

To create the heart, I applied Flashing Tape to black cardstock, but you could just as easily add Inkssentials Silver Foil tape. Heart and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities dies by Spellbinders dies were used to die-cut the cardstock, then the plain heart took a ride through my Big Kick inside of an Alterations embossing folder. When it came out,  I painted it with Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress paints, let the paint set for a minute, then wiped it off. The paint stayed in the debossed areas. Sweet! A piece of foam was die-cut using a smaller heart die and adhered to the scalloped heart. Red Liner tape was applied to the edges of the embossed painted heart to seal the heart, creating a slightly puffy dimension. Leftover foil tape was die-cut using an old Hinges QuicKutz die, then adhered to the scalloped heart using Best Glue Ever by Scraperfect and mini-brads. An Idea-ology Locket Key was painted with the same two Distress paints, then adhered using star-shaped mini brads.

The patterned paper is from last year's Authentique 6x6 pad. Silver foil stickers and Washi tape were added to the card front to add some more visual interest. The heart was adhered, then Keeper was adhered using dimensional foam adhesive. The key, from my stash, was touched up with a red Sharpie, then adhered to the card using Waxy Flax.

Thanks for visiting today!


Sandra said...

Hi Kathi :)
How are you ?
You found with this card THE perfect combination, with the "Kathi touch" in addition. So well done !... :)

Sandra said...

Hi Kathi :)
How are you ?
You found with this card THE perfect combination, with the "Kathi touch" in addition. So well done !... :)

Jackie said...

That Heart is amazing Kathi!
I love your card!
Thank you for putting a heart in your art

Carla S. said...

Very artistic design, Kathi! Love that heart!

Corrie Herriman said...

Love your card, Kathi ! Great job !
Corrie x

Susan Shuler said...

Hi Kathi,
I totally love everything about this piece, the Keykeeper, the heart, the steampunk, the background paper - it's all fabulous! This is getting pinned.

Coco said...

Fabulous card Kathi... and what?? I see that my best friend Sandra went on your blog today, and not on mine hahahahaha!!!!! Well, I'm going to solve the problem later with her! :D
Love love this card anyway... she's right to see it first Lol! Have a good we, Coco xx

Kay Wallace said...

Steampunk is one of my favorite themes, Kathi, so I can really appreciate both the design and work you have put into this card! Super heart. You should submit this for publication!! Mwah! KayW

Basement Stamper said...

Love the shine on your heart and great use of that key!

Penny said...

Adorable card, Kathi! Love that fun image, your coloring, the cool papers, fabulous heart, and cool added key! :^)
Hugs, Penny