For SSS Wednesday Challenge I decided to start by choosing one of my newer Hero arts stamps-Arrows Background. I actually started out using it as a background and then decided to cut my hearts out of it instead. First I stamped the Arrows stamp with Versamark Ink and covered with Pink and Red embossing powders from Recollections. Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains- Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick over the background- the embossing resisted the color leaving just the background paper colored this way. Using Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Hearts die- I cut 3 hearts from the background.
I saved the negative piece to use in another card! For the actual background of this card I wanted something clean and simple. Using Distress Markers (Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, and Festive Berries) I spritzed the background lightly (with Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer). Really LOVE this effect. The border was stamped using arrows from the Simon Says Stamp Feb Card Kit Watercolor Fantasy HUGS & KISSES (a Hero Arts sentiment) was stamped in Versafine Black and heat embossed with SSS Clear Embossing Powder.
The card was finished off with a few embellishments and a little Wink of Stella of course!