February 15, 2012

Make it Monday # 53

Coasters, huh?

Just by chance, I happened to get some of these in the bag of goodies I received when I was lucky enough to go to Nichole Heady's house last month, so I figured I had no excuse NOT to play along!

I also, just happened to need a Valentine for my Valentine ;).  I used my Mat Stack #4 die on my coaster, and then I spritzed a little water on the coaster.  Then I brayered it with Canyon Clay ink (I didn't have the refill, so I did the best I could!).  Then I broke out some smooch spray (I think it was spun sugar, it's the only one I have) and since the nozzle wouldn't unclog, I had to get unconventional.  I grabbed an extra piece of scrap paper, and I pushed the nozzle stem down on the paper a bunch of times, then I used my brayer to pick up the spritz, and rolled it onto my coaster.  Now it was time to run it through the Cuttlebug with my woodgrain impression plate.  Funny thing, my coaster must have been a little TOO saturated, because it squeezed a lot of ink and water out onto the plates! lol.  BUT -- when I added the dark chocolate ink (direct to paper) it gave it this awesome look, just like a real piece of wood.


I die cut 2 hearts from Canyon Clay CS, and stamped them with the heart image from Love and Marriage, and then used my Vintage Touch tea dye inks around the edges.  I Stamped the block of famous couples down the side of my base from Rustic Cream CS in Canyon Clay ink, and the sentiment in Dark Chocolate ink, completed with 2 small gems.

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day - mine was simple and quiet...just the way I like it! :)  Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great week!!

5 comments:

jennfontaine said...

What a great card! All that work to ink and make the front panel turned out amazing! Great job with the challenge, I'm sure N loved it- a valentine that is still manly:)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a totally Cool Card!

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Marlena M. said...

Awesome card! Not many people get to start their post with your sentence. ;) What a blessing!

Pam W. said...

Love it!! Don't you just love when a little "oops" turns into a "wow"?! And you know how much a love some bling. The two little gems are just perfect, seeing as how you and Nick are a couple of gems.