DSCB #2: Be My (Drunken, Metallic) Valentine

Those fun-loving ladies over at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog have inspired me again! This week, they’re serving Valentine cards with a twist of metal. Too fun! Pour yourself a cosmopolitan and I’ll give you a little tour of my own gold-spiked V-Day collage.

The background is a piece of glossy black cardstock, horribly abused with a Tonic retractable scratcher. I blended some metallic black/gold ink into the distressed areas, but that of course doesn’t translate well in a photo. The inside box is red cardstock stamped with the awesome new Hero Arts Aged Print Frame cling stamp (which I’m already sure I’ll be wearing out from overuse). It was stamped with metallic gold ink, then embossed in super-shiny gold. I used Champagne Versamark Ink to jazz it up with a little heart stamp, then brushed Bronze Perfect Pearls over the “watermarks.”

Our lovers (a Lynne Perrella image) were stamped onto plain white cardstock, colored with markers and chalks, cut out and glued down. Our bad-boy-loving heroine (I’m going to call her “Blanche”) is sporting some Tim Holtz sprockets and a pointer (I almost attached these to the guy, but how obvious and risque’ would THAT have been?).

My printer is malfunctioning yet again, so I just freehanded the words onto bond paper, aged them with Distress Inks, tore ’em out and glued ’em down. The little hinges are Grungeboard, painted with bronze and black Adirondack Dabbers. I think it kind of looks like an antique diary, and I can almost image Blanche using it as a journal for recording her escapades with all those bad, bad, bad, bad boyz.

(I made this card for the DS challenge, but I’m submitting it over at the Simon Says Challenge “What’s Love Got to Do With It” event, too, in hopes of helping them reach their goal of 400 entries! If you’ve got a valentine to share, why not link it up over there? Their prize package is epic, and they’re awesome people!)