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Wearing Confidence

Hey there! This is Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules back on the Unity Blog. This Friday I'm sharing a more mature Valentine's Day card for a significant other featuring the "Hey Cool Cats" background stamp, combined with "Wear Confidence" and "Interactive Verbiage." And the highlight is the super easy technique to make your background look like a cheetah.

I love this cheetah style background stamp, but it's totally not limited to being a basic animal print. It can be a white leopard or embossed. The best is when you use it with neon colors like a vintage Lisa Frank trapper keeper (remember those?). But I wanted to make a valentine's day card and opted to go for that simple animal print. I cut white card stock and did splotchy ink blending using Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks.

Once you feel good about this messy look, stamp the "Hey Cool Cats" background stamp using black Copic safe ink. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, with a dark brown marker, I used Copic E47, and just highlight some of the black spots. This will add another element of color and depth to the background. Once done, I put the the stamped image back into my Misti and stamped it with VersaFine Nocturne ink to give it the bold black look.

To create a scene, I stamped the polaroid from "Interactive Verbiage" using VersaMark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut the exterior and interior of the polaroid and added the girl from the "Wear Confidence" Itty Bitty stamp set into the frame. I made sure to color the flowers red to add some pop and lined her bodice with a copper gel pen. Last, I added the sentiment "love you" using a Elizabeth Crafts die cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration for your Valentine... or even a Galentine card. I'd love to see more of your Unity inspired Valentine's Day cards so if you don't mind... tag me when you post them! (Facebook: @papergemsbyjules or Instagram: @papergemsbyjules)

Until next week... Happy Crafting!

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