Thursday, February 19, 2009

Valentine Scrapbook pages

The minute I saw this layout posted by Julie2515 on Paperwings, I knew that I wanted to do the same thing! I love the combo of black, white and red - it just screams amore!

Ink: Brilliance Rocket Red (from the Basic Dew Drop Set S-7001), Noir Palette (TT220), Embossing Stamp Pad (S-775), White Embossing Powder (S-759)
Paper: Scarlet 12 x 12 Cardstock (V-291), White 12 x 12 Cardstock (V-292), Black 12 x 12 Cardstock (V-246)
Stamps: Just A Note (T2820), Love Blooms (T3025), Fancy Curls (T2804)
Punches: Mega and Giga Scallop circle (D700 & D701)
Tools: Heat gun (F-163), acrylic blocks (G-515), paper cutter, adhesive (I used Wonder tape (F-241) on the ribbon), Cropadile II Big Bite (K-102), Scissors.
Other: White flower (from Assorted Bitty Blossoms D-437), Black Ribbon Brads (F-926), Black Scrapper's Floss (F-912), Large red brad, ribbon

Tips and Techniques:

Tearing: To make tearing the black cardstock easier, use a wet q-tip to trace the line you want to tear upon. This will help make your tearing easier and more uniform!

Embossing: For the embossed black paper, start by wiping black cardstock with a used dryer sheet. This will help prevent the embossing powder from sticking where it doesn't belong! Next, stamp your swirls using the embossing stamp pad. This has no color, but dries slowly to allow time for you to place your embossing powder. Next, sprinkle white embossing powder generously onto your stamped images. Give the back of the cardstock a good flick to dislodge any stray grains of powder on your paper. Heat using your heat gun until powder melts and becomes shiny.

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