I had fun making this pretty Valentines Day card. If you like the looks of this technique, here's how I did it!
I used some varying colors of chalk in to coat my card base. Experience taught me that Tim's Distress Inks would work better! I just didn't have the right colors of those on hand, but boy-oh-boy, did I have issues getting anything to stick to the chalk ink.
Anyway, ink up your background. Blend the colors as you go. Don't worry about it too much, just have fun!
I just used leftover strips from when I punched a bunch of hearts. You can create these easily enough, if you don't have any leftovers!
Like I said, attaching them is tricky. I tried tape runner. FAIL. I tried my super sticky ATG. No Luck. I tested zots dots and in the spots that most of the ink had been pulled off from my previous attempts, they stuck. However, other areas weren't sticking at all still. What really worked well, was Tacky Glue. It held everything in place including the wood accents.
To tie those on, I wrapped the thread all the way around the card by making a tiny slit in the fold to bring the end through. I do this with ribbon all the time. It's one of my favorite techniques!
So, if you just start with different inks, or different glue, this card is super simple to make. If you follow my path though, it will take a tiny bit longer!!!
Happy creating my friends.