Distress Lost Shadow Valentine Cards by Cheiron Brandon
This Valentine's Day, show someone special how much you love them with an adorable, colorful card! Follow along as Cheiron Brandon uses the newest Distress color, Lost Shadow, to create a set of playful cards.
Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide® Ink Pads: Lost Shadow, Saltwater Taffy, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Lumberjack Plaid, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Squeezed Lemonade Mustard Seed, Salvaged Patina, Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress® Sprayer
Ranger Heat It™ Craft Tool
Emboss It™ Ink Pad Clear
Embossing Powder Super Fine White
Ranger Artist Brushes
Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamp Noteworthy
Tim Holtz® Tools by Tonic Studios - Paper Distresser
Tim Holtz Spring Shadows Stamp Set
Hi there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here and I am back with a fun tutorial for you using the newest color in the Distress Line, Lost Shadow. It is a perfect light grey for me and is the perfect shadow color when layering hearts on these watercolor look cards I created for Valentine’s Day! Today I have a set of 5 cards for you, showing some different color combinations for Valentine cards, perfect to send to all your friends, in their favorite color.
Step 1: To begin, let’s gather the supplies we need: some Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Lost Shadow Distress Oxide (and your other favorite oxide ink colors), a Distress Sprayer, and Spring Shadows and Noteworthy stamps.
Step 2: Pick out 2 colors of Distress Oxides in the same color family. Stamp the heart in Lost Shadow Distress Oxide, then stamp in the lighter color of oxide that you selected.
Step 3: Add the second color of oxide that you selected and stamp the remaining hearts.
Step 4: Mist the card using a Distress Sprayer to activate the oxides, don’t spray too much or you will get small blobs of color (I do not mind those at all!).
Step 5: Dry your panel with a heat tool to keep the color from spreading.
Step 6: Press some of the colors onto your glass mat or craft sheet, and spray with water using a Distress Sprayer. Pick up the color with a paintbrush and splatter on to your card panel for a more artsy look. Dry with heat tool.
Step 7: Emboss sentiment onto black cardstock using white detail embossing powder. Use an anti-static pouch on your paper before stamping to eliminate powder from sticking where you do not want it to.
Step 8: Distress the edges of your panels using a Distress Edger.
Step 9: Ink the edges of your panels with the Lost Shadow Distress Oxide to bring it all together.
Step 10: Adhere the panels onto a card base and then add the sentiment to the card using foam tape.
I hope you like the look of these easy to create Valentine’s as much as I do! I am ready to put them in envelopes and send them out to crafty pals. Here is a look at the remaining color combos I used, I can’t wait to see the combos that you come up with!