Wednesday, 28 January 2015

APC Challenge - Week 20

This week's Altered Playing Card theme is thinking about hearts and love.

These two cards have paint, splatters, patterned hearts - both hand-stamped and hand-drawn, washi tape, words, borders and dots.

I started off by painting both the cards and putting aside to dry.  With the card on the right, I started off with a lime green background followed by a blob of pink which I then wiped off again, leaving the background sort of soft & dreamy looking.
I started by stamping a border around all four sides on the first card.
I stamped the heart (Stampotique) and wings (Craft Stamper freebie) onto patterned paper and cut them out.  I then stamped the words (Craft Stamper freebie) onto white card and cut them out individually.  The 'wings', 'heart' and 'love' are all popped onto dimensionals, with 'live' & 'laugh' glued directly on the playing card.

After the paint background was dry on the second card, I added some splatters using a stamp (SU) and a red brush marker.  While that was drying I drew two hearts on the back of the patterned paper and cut them out.  I then outlined the hearts on the correct side with a black Posca paint marker.  As I don't have any plain black washi tape, but I did have a snippet of lacy washi paper, I added it at the bottom.  I then stamped the tiny words over the top.  The hearts were added next, and to finish off I added dots of red Liquid Pearls on the edges.
(I only realised when I photographed this that one of the dots has smeared - oops!)
These two playing cards were easy and fun to make ........
Happy Crafting!


  1. I can easily see that a lot of time and effort went into these two APCs, Helen. People who look at the small size of ATCs and APCs and think "easy peasy" have not a clue, do they? I would like to pick one of these two as a favorite, but just can't. What I do love above all else is your color palette! Nicely done!

  2. These came out so great, I love the colors you chose. Really wonderful!

  3. These are fab, Helen. I love the green with the pink ! You are getting a lovely collection !
    Corrie x


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