Sending You Love

Did you have a chance to check out all the amazing new stamps in our Valentine’s collection that was released yesterday? There were so many great cards shared by our Creative Team and I wanted to join in on the fun! I was thrilled to get to design the DC175 Love Stamp & Cut and I couldn’t wait to try it out.

Sending Love by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

The word “love” is a hand-lettered stamp, but I really wanted it to look like it was actually written on the card, rather than stamped. So to achieve this look I started out by stamping the word in a very light ink. My favorite to use for this technique is Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then I used a fine tip water brush to trace over the word with just water. Finally, I used a mix of pink and red watercolor paints to trace over the word again. And because I wet the word first, the watercolors stay “trapped” within the letters and easily blend from one letter to the next.

love_121015_KR_2Then I added a coordinating message and the stitched heart line to finish off the tag. I love how the stitched heart line nestles perfectly underneath the word love! I white heat embossed a few hearts on a Punch Folded Card and then mounted the tag with foam adhesive.

If you want to check out another example of this lettering technique, click HERE! A Blog Named Hero is sharing loads of Christmas inspiration this month and I was honored to be a guest last week.

Thank for stopping by!

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