Friday, February 9, 2018

Adore Valentine's Day Card with Deb Riddell

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by, it’s Deb Riddell here with you today to share a quick and easy Valentine’s Day card created with Southern Ridge Trading Company’s Heart stencil, Taneesha Heart and Love and Hearts Banner chipboard and Wood Adore Tags.

I was inspired by Julia Chupik of Paradise Lost who made a beautiful card with water based pigment ink (click here to see her process video).  I admired her use of white space on her card which I always struggle with so decided to give it a go myself.

I started with a piece of plain old white copy paper, spritzed some Frankly Scarlet and Raspberry Infusions with water  and dipped and dragged the copy paper through it.  Once dried, I randomly stamped the paper with the Ledger Script stamp and Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink and then stenciled hearts onto the background with Southern Ridge’s Heart stencil and Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste.

The Taneesha Heart chipboard was covered with white gesso and then dipped repeatedly into diluted Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress inks on my craft mat.  The edges were inked with Ground Espresso Distress ink and then some Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse was diluted with more water and randomly applied to the heart with my finger.

I forgot to take a picture of the Hearts Banner before I put it onto the card, sorry about that!  The Hearts Banner chipboard was also covered with white gesso and this time I coloured it with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks and more diluted Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse.  As you can see, the stenciled Heart background was adhered to a kraft cardstock card blank.

The Wood Adore Tag was first coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and once it had dried, Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon was rubbed over the surface and then quickly removed to only leave it in the recessed ‘adore’ word.

And then the card was assembled, the Hearts Banner was adhered along the top edge.

And the Taneesha Heart nestled on an angle below the banner with the Wood Adore Tag added to the center of the heart with a brad coloured with Gold Mixative.

You can see the texture and shine from the stenciled hearts and the Nuvo Mousse in the picture below.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how my Adore Valentine’s Day card came together, I haven’t quite mastered the use of white space as expertly as Julia but I do like the way it turned out.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Paper Artsy: Infusions Coloured Stains
- Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink, Distress Ink, Distress Stain, Distress Crayon, Gold Mixative, Distress Archival Ink and Transparent Gloss Texture Paste
- Stampers Anonymous: Ledger Script stamp
- Tonic Studios: Nuvo Mousse
- Miscellaneous: Copy Paper, Kraft Cardstock, Brad and White Gesso

Thanks as always for stopping by today and hope that you’ve been inspired to make a Valentine’s Day card for your sweetie too, happy creating!


  1. Definitely nothing plain about your 'plain old copy paper' now Deb. Wow... it's GORGEOUS. And you made the Southern Ridge pieces so ELEGANT looking. Truly a BEAUTIFUL card. Anyone who received it would definitely 'adore' it! Xj.

    1. Thank you so much Joi, happy Valentine's day to you and yours! Deb xo