Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Love Bites..." a Valentine for the Twilight Fans!

Its Tuesday at Viva Las Vegastamps!...WELCOME to the PARTY!! Susan here today bringing you some Valentine inspiration ... complete with a Vampiress!


I have just returned from a whirlwind EXCITING week at CHA and YES!!! I got the pleasure of finally meeting DeeDee in person, as we were demoing together at the Amazing Mold Putty Booth. She is genuinely friendly, fun and bubbly and I have to say our shared love of stamps and everything creative made us immediate crafty pals for life! I'm already planning for my trip to Vegas in April to see my favorite "hair band" Def Leppard whose ballad "Love Bites" is the inspiration for this Valentine ATC {and to sneek off for a few hours to VLVS! to see DeeDee, too}.

I have inspiration overload from CHA - everything and anything has went into this, too many techniques to share them all in one post. What I will share is that - break out those off-season holiday stamps and make them work for other holidays! I've used stamps from Halloween, Christmas and others to make this ATC. Just play around and have FUN getting inky!!!


For the detail on the heart, I melted several layers of gold embossing powder onto a chipboard heart. I inked the gear heart with black pigment ink, reheated the gold embossing powder and pressed stamp into the hot melted embossing powder. For balance, I stamped the words "love bites" and embossed with gold embossing powder to finish this "Vampy Vixen" ATC off right. The golden heart is finished off with a ruffle fashioned out of crepe paper stamped with "23, 24, 25 measuring tape" from PLATE 1430.


Thanks so much for dropping by. If you have a little time... check out what the rest of the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team has been up to or head on over to the Viva Las Vegastamps! store - for all your stamping needs and for every occasion...and MIRACLE TAPE, too!

If you would like to see more of my creations please visit my blog, sbartist : painting in the dark HERE. I'll be back with another stamping adventure real soon! Hope you have an inky day! Sb

7 comments:

Sandra Strait said...

Love that embossed heart!

Dedra Shahan said...

embossed heart is beautiful! great tip!

herminesplace said...

Great stamp and LOVE the heart

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your "vampy vixen" ATC, Susan. So creative and lots of techniques to inspire. :)

Judy Cantrell said...

Beautiful piece!

Brenda Burfeind said...

This is gorgeous

altermyworld said...

FUN