Sunday, February 7, 2016


Hi Blog Friends!

I planned to get here earlier to show you my third Valentine,
but my computer crashed &
I'm still learning things about my new system....
But, I did want you to see this third Valentine.
I have another Valentine for you today from
Artistic Outpost!
(Of course, it's VINTAGE!) ;)
Artistic Outposts February Challenge:
Show us your AO art!
(No theme-Anything goes using AO stamps)
You can find out more here:
This was the image that made me want to buy the set,
I didn't have a sketch to work with, with this one.
The image is large enough to stand on it's own.
My card came out to be 6 1/2" x 4 1/4".
I colored the image with Prisma Color Markers &
 distressed the paper with Distress Ink- Antique Linen & Tea Dye.
I also used the Spellbinders Die- Majestic Elements,
placing it in my Misti to stamp, for perfect placement!
A little review of the Misti:
NOTICE: The foiled hearts?
I was able to use the Toner Pen successfully here to color in the hearts & then foil them with the Reactive Red Foil & Mini Minc.
( I did this piece before my other Valentines cards so the pen was flowing more freely. I've discovered it is best to leave the pen in a pencil holder, point down.)

I did notice a You Tube Video from CHA,
 on the new things from Heidi Swapp & her Minc Machine.....
Let me just say, I am LOVING the new things she's come out with!
I can't remember where I saw it now, & I've looked for it without results. 
I saw it just before the crash & now can't find it for you, so I am sorry for that. 
I know you would love to see all the new things for the Minc Machine if you haven't already seen them.
There is a paint & a spray & many other goodies!!!!

Anyway, back to my card..... 
I used Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape to raise the image just a little for dimension.
The smaller black frame I used is not a die, but my own self-made frame for the piece.
Not hard to do, just trace around the piece you want to matte.

Here is the inside:
I used one of the sentiments that came with the set, Cutie Pie.
This sentiment, is one piece- as you see it.

So what do you think?
Did I tell you?

I'll also be entering this card in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
The challenge this week?
Have a Heart
You can find out more about this challenge here:


Supplies not mentioned above:
SU- Corner Punch
Satin Ribbon
Glue Dots
XOXO- from my craft stash
(Sorry can't remember the company)
Multi-Medium Matte
 Papers- SU, Paper Studio & Reflections.