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Key to my Heart

Wonders will never cease – two cards in one day, and a week early for Valentine’s day rather than my usual last minute rush! A very quick card for my husband using some recently-purchased Clearly Besotted stamps.

As with my first card of the day this is based on the sketch over at Case this Sketch. The stamps were simply inked in Memento Tuxedo Black & Love Letter; using dewdrop ink pads made it easy to ink the “key” in the sentiment a different colour to the rest. A strip of backing paper which has been in my stash for ages, plus a strip of textured black cardstock kept it CAS, and I carefully covered the padlock in Anita’s Clear Gloss.

One for the Chaps!

Just one chap in particular – my brother-in-law, in this case, who celebrates his birthday next week.  My husband’s first comment on this card is that it’s a load of . . . . . well, I’ll leave you to work that one out for yourself!!

Believe it or not, this card was my inspiration. The golf ball stamp is by Craft UK,and is quite an old one as I’m trying very hard to find new ways to use my old stamps. The greeting stamp is by Clearly Besotted, from their Many Messages set. I first stamped & embossed one golf ball & the greeting in black, then masked off the centre of the card. I used my Woodware stamp positioner to randomly stamp the golf ball in various Hero Arts Shadow Inks in shades of black & grey. I decided the focal golf ball wasn’t quite focal enough, so I used Anita’s Clear Gloss to make it stand out a bit more.

I’m entering this into this week’s challenge at Less is More.

Cardstock: Anna Marie Designs
Stamps: CraftUK and Clearly Besotted “Many Messages”
Inks: Hero Arts Black, Charcoal, Soft Granite Shadow Inks