Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Tic Tac Toe Red and Purple Valentine



For this background, I repeatedly embossed the multiple heart die from last year’s Simon Says Stamp February 2016 Kit onto red cardstock using an embossing pad (silicone).  It took quite a few passes through the Big Shot (15?) to fill the red cardstock (layer for an A6 card – 4 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches) with embossed hearts, but I am pleased with the way it turned out. The layer behind the red layer is Curious Metallic Virtual Pearl (from a sample pack I bought), and at some angles, it has a violet tinge to it. (Of course, I was never successful trying to photograph said tinge!)

Here is the multiple heart die:


Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallic Virtual Pearl, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Simon Says Stamp (hearts), Spellbinders (square), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.

8 thoughts on “Tic Tac Toe Red and Purple Valentine

  1. Red and purple – very passionate! I like that die and how you have used it to emboss. Getting the most from your tools again! This game is less imaginatively called noughts and crosses over here. I always wondered how it got to be tic tac toe in North America, and how toes got involved?!

  2. I love it! Great job on the background.