This week's challenge over at One Layer Wednesday is called "Doodle Up!" We were asked to add a "doodle" to our one layer card. What fun!
This 3x3 Valentine's Day card is my contribution:
For whatever reason, I instantly thought a postage stamp heart would be fun for this challenge. That thought moved in the direction of making a fingerprint heart. Have you ever tried making fingerprint art? Maybe with your kids or grand kids? It's a little messy (nothing that water won't clean up), super simple and a lot of fun!
For this card, I started out by making a postage stamp template. I simply punched out a piece of card stock using my postage stamp punch.
I set it on my card base and sponged on some Pink Pirouette ink.
I then made a heart template using my Big Shot and the small heart out of the Hearts Framelit Collection. I laid it on my sponged background,
inked up my finger tip using Raspberry Ripple,
and "stamped" my finger on one side of the heart template. I reinked and "stamped" the other side of the heart. Removed the template, and I had a perfect fingerprint heart!
For the "doodle", I simply drew around the edges of the postage stamp background using a black fine tip marker. I added the postage amount of .02 using the marker and stamped the greeting using Raspberry Ripple ink.
I made a few to send out as thank you or Valentine cards in February!
Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Set: All Holidays
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black marker
Paper: Whisper White (card measure 3 x 3)
Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelit, Postage Stamp punch, sponge, finger tip!