I was inspired by my friend to create an ATC size Valentine little pretty, using one of the digital prints by Marion that she has on her website here at www.marionsmithdesigns.com. This digital is one of the Garment District Mini Book printables, they can be used for so many more ideas in your creative projects.
ATC base measures 2.5 x 3.5, which I cut from a digital print, distressed the edges with a distressing tool and inked the edges. In the next photo I used a Sizzix die to cut the heart out of a piece of corganated cardboard, used glimmer glam to paint the heart with a splash of tattered leather glimmer mist.
Added some splats of glimmer glam and glimmer mist to the ATC, great texture. Then I decided I wanted to add some gesso but using my swirl stamp-I brushed on the gesso over the stamp and stamped away..it's a really cool technique. (make sure you wash your stamp right away with warm water)
see the closer look...nice texture
On the heart took some gesso on the tip of my finger and brushed the edges of the heart then dried it with my heat tool, to make the gesso bubble...wicked cool effect.
Created this little pretty flower using tattered floral die with some linen fabric, glimmer misted and white washed with gesso, added a brad. Created a cluster of burlap, pearls and twine glued to the heart and the ATC is finished. Could be given the way it is, or add it to a card, scrapbook layout or even adorn a gift package.