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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Day 2: "Love me or....." Valentine Card!

Welcome back for more dark and twisty Valentines!
We're on Day 2 of Smeared Ink's three day long  

 If you've already been hopping with us then you arrived here from Teresa's blog but if you'd like to start from the beginning then pop on over to Black Dragon's blog!  The blog hop roll is below my project and over there in my right sidebar!

Love me...or Die...Your Choice!
My share for today is a rather ominous Valentine...do you think they've got a "stalker" card section at Target?  But I don't think you'll need to dial 911 with this one, who can resist this cute lovable lil Grumpie offering his heart and a pretty rose balloon ;0)

 The background with the rose is from my stamp set I designed for Smeared Ink called Autumn's Pencil and the Lil Grumpie is from the Love Lil Grumpies stamp set.

see, you've totally got a choice, nothing to worry about!
 Both images were stamped twice onto Neenah Solar White cardstock in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, coloured with Copic markers and details and highlights added with a white gel pen.  The background was coloured with Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress Inks applied with a foam ink applicator.  The panel edges were distressed and left raw to contrast with the black card the panel is adhered to.  The rose balloon was cut out and curved to achieve the rounded 3D effect and adhered to the background with very thick 3D glue dots...I normally use dimensional silicone glue but discovered mine had crystallized inside the tube, damn, it was only half used too!  I coloured the background around the grumpie with black and red pastel pencils and blended with a Dove Blender pen before fussing cutting him out.  I also fussy cut out just his little antenna holding the heart and adhered the ends to his head with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, curved the antenna and adhered the heart section with a another thick 3D glue dot.  I glued the ends of the balloon string under the balloon and Grumpie's heart.  For even more dimension I applied Judikins Diamond Glaze to the balloon, Grumpie's eyes and heart.  You can see all the fun dimensional elements in the pix below.  My ominous senti was made on my old fashioned Dymo Buddy label maker..."Your Choice" is inside the card. 

all the cute little details - his eyes are purple but it doesn't show up so well
 All fun and games aside...Seriously, stalking IS a crime so stop doing it immediately!

Thanks for hopping with me today :0)
Your next stop on the hop is Fiona!  See you again tomorrow for Day 3 of

Black Dragon
Nan B
Susan S
Susan R
Leigh - U R HERE!
Lady Brayton

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  1. LOL, even without the death threat, I love this one! :P You might call it stalking, but the romantic in me believes it's unrequited love :P

  2. Your set is showcased beautifully on this fab card! Love the colors and dimension. Great work! xxD

  3. Absolutely love it Leigh! You made this little grumpie have some attitude! Love it! And I have to get that set of stamps...got to!! Love the pop ups and layers!!

  4. Love the grumpy - looks amazing dimensional. Great project Leigh x

  5. Our local Hallmark store is going out of business this weekend.
    I shall have to pop in and see if there is a header for the "stalking" card section. (You know now that you have called it out, they will appear.)

  6. All I can say is WOW!!!!! This is just amazing Love it :) xx

  7. Wonderful background, colours and layout!

  8. I love the dimension and the imagery, but the sentiment is what totally locks it in for me! Awesome make!


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