Filled With Love - Alternate Project - Masculine Valentine


The January Paper Pumpkin kit is so fun! But not so manly. Its pink, its sparkly, its got cutesy clips and a bow... Not your average guy's valentine, but I'm sure they appreciate that whatever they get, it comes with a lot of love!

How about another alternate idea? A masculine Valentine using the January Paper Pumpkin kit, Filled with Love. In *Manly* colors like brown and red! With Staples, and no bows. Ribbon, but no bows!
:-)

A Real Red cardstock base, with Early Espresso layer. The brown layer is embossed using the Banners Framelits (yes, if you turn them on the NON-cutting side, they will emboss. Or deboss? must look that up...) Covered in a fine brayering of Encore gold ink, then sponge distressed, the dark brown shows through where the Paper Pumpkin January 2015 Filled with Love heart outline stamp reverse-kissed the inked up cardstock.

Following me there? I em/debossed the banners - nested them all together on the magnetic platform, flat side down on the paper. Then I brayered gold ink over the cardstock. That gold doesn't dry fast (at ALL) so I sponged it and kind of rubbed the edges of the card off more than the banner section.
Then, I did --Not-- ink up the heart stamp, I just 'stamped' it onto the gold, where it lifted off the ink revealing the dark Early Espresso.

This card today, its allll backwards!!

I used one of the bag toppers from the Filled with Love kit, topped with some Early Espresso Seam Binding, a Real Red Cotton Ribbon snippet, and some of that 1/8 Gold ribbon I adore. The gold foil embossed heart from the kit is stamped in Early Espresso (Dark, right?! The gold masks it pretty opaquely!). I do have a (barely visible) banner from the kit stamped in gold (when will I ever learn) with one of the kit sentiments "You have my heart". And last, but not least, I used a dozen staples to hold that sucker in place!! LOL
Manly Staples. :-D

Can't wait to get the February Kit!!! I hope its as versatile and awesome as January! If you are a subscriber, the refill kit is available - hurry and order it, and you can add more sweet treats and cards to your Valentine's Day celebrations!

Happy Crafting!
 -Angie

Even if you miss February's Paper Pumpkin sign up deadline of the 10th, you can still sign up and enjoy next months kit! Paper Pumpkin also makes a nice gift - for yourself, or for birthdays, holidays, or just because you see someone could use the easy craft break. Everything you need is in the box. Gift wrapped even! A nice surprise for your crafty and Not So crafty peeps. Find out more details HERE
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