Friday, December 13, 2013

AIRs Artist Project of Choice:: LOVE card

Today for my AIRs Artist Project of Choice I'll be making a master board and turning it into an all occasion card.  You could make several cards, tags or a journal page using this master board and the embellishments from Ruby Rock It.

Here is a mini tutorial in the event that you'd like to make a card like this one.

From IMAGINE Crafts and Tsukineko
StazOn Black Solvent Ink
Brilliance Pearlescent Pigment Ink in Poppy, Olive, Thyme, Rocket Red Gold, Beige, and Lightning Black
Memento Dye Ink in Summer Sky color
Fireworks! Spray inks in Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Lady Bug, & Cottage Ivy

Artistic Outpost text, Pam Carriker Heart, Stampotique & Dyan Reaveley

Other supplies
Black waxed twine
Pop dots
Heat gun
TCW Stencils
White Gesso
Card stock
Water color paper 140#
Embellishments from Ruby Rock It collection

Apply an even light coat of gesso on a sheet of water color paper and allow it to dry.

Using the direct to paper method of application, apply Brilliance inks to the paper.  Spray inks with their corresponding Fireworks! Spray inks and allow inks to blend.  Dry with a heat gun.

Lay a stencil over the prepared paper and spritz with water, blot dry.
Lay a different stencil over paper and apply a thin coating of gesso.  Allow to dry.

Using a different stencil apply Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink randomly to the paper.  Allow to dry.
Cut panels to fit the size card that you want to make, in this case the watercolor panel is 4” by 6”.  Stamp and cut out a heart shape.
Using Ruby Rock It embellishments pop out hearts and circles, stamp them with text stamps, set aside.  Pop out an oval shape from collection and use the white side to stamp phrase on with the Lightning Black ink.  Distress the edge of oval shape with Poppy colored ink.

Mat watercolor panel on black card stock that measures a ¼” larger all around, mat on to white blank card that measures 4 ½” by 6 ½”.
Stamp heart on panel and then again on a scrap piece of water color paper.  Stencil red circles on to the second heart and cut out.  Attach the cut out heart on top of the stamped heart on the card.
Glue heart, oval and circles on to the card and attach a bow tied from black twine.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time, I love to hear from you.  Take care~Renee


  1. Great card, Renee! Very cool how that one stencil gives the heart movement of a beating heart. Great tut also.

  2. Hi, Renee, and Merry Christmas! Great card here--love its versatility! You have created a concise and clear tutorial here, which I promise to try. I love how you create with things *normally* found in a craft room-- things most of us already have and needn't rush out to buy in order to make your project. Another great use for the stencils I have been accumulating! Thanks!

  3. Hi Renee - great techniques! I need to try the gesso and stencils - love the look. Nicely done!

  4. This is a wonderful card Renee, really beautiful!!! Thanks for the tutorial too... Have a super week, Christmas is very fast approaching and we are all so busy! Coco xx