Monday, February 8, 2010

With All My {heart}

Hey there to all my stampin' friends -whether you're snowbound or not! I'm happy to report that we got out today! Yay and Hooray! It was so weird leaving the alley behind our house, all the snow was piled up on either side so high, it was like a tunnel! I don't think it's all gonna melt until April! And - here's a surprise - we're expecting another 1o inches tomorrow into Wednesday! Aye Carumba! I am reeeealllly over the snow!

So, anyway, I had a little time on my hands this morning while I was on a conference call so I whipped up this little bit of eye candy JUST FOR YOU! Yep, you've put up with all my snow pictures and my whining the past two days, so I thought you deserved something pretty for a change! :)

Do you likey?!


I really likey! In fact, I think I'm going to set this one aside and give it to Mark for his Valentine's Day card. So, don't tell him, ok?
I started with a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", it's folded to make a standard A2 card. My favorite stamp in the I {heart} Hearts stamp set is this filigree heart, it's so very elegant. So I inked it up with Whisper White Craft ink and stamped it on my cardstock, no embossing. Notice the even spaces between the hearts? Well, since my set is one of the new Clear Mount sets, I was able to do that all by myself, no Stamp-A-Ma-Jig needed! LOVE that!

Next, I cut a piece of Bride Specialty Paper at 2" x 3 3/4". Then I brayered over it with Real Red ink and wiped it dry afterward. The foiled stripes in the paper resist the ink and give it this luscious look!
This paper was adhered to a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock cut at 2 1/4" x 4". I added 4 Stampin' Dimensionals to the back so I could pop it up on the card front after I finished my embellishments.


For those, I turned to my favorite Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon. I cut a piece of it and tied this pretty bow, flagging the ends with my ribbon scissors (Craft and Paper Scissors if you are looking in the catalog - mine never touch anything but ribbon!) I got the ruffle in the top piece of ribbon by adding two Mini-Glue Dots to the back and scrunching it up a bit.
This almost looks like a box of candy to me!

To finish the focal point, I simply stamped one more heart onto Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink. I trimmed it out, added a hole with my 1/8" Hole Punch and tied it to the ribbon with some Linen Thread. I did add a dimensional to the back of it to hold it in place.

The greeting comes from the With All My Heart stamp set and I just colored right onto the stamp and stamped it on the card front after I adhered the focal point where I wanted it.

This card was really quick and easy to put together and I think it showcases the I {heart} Hearts stamp set beautifully. I hope you liked it and will try it out yourself!
In the meantime, stay warm and dry!
~~Robin

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely card! I love the hearts stamped in white on the craft card stock and the red and white striped Bride Specialty Paper is perfect for the rest of the card. I hope they continue to carry it next year or a similar specialty paper. It is so versatile.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  2. Stunning... have seen the other brids papers used, but do like your stirpes!! Very nicely done!!

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  3. lovely card! and it does look like a box of chocolates!

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  4. Cute! I love Kraft with white ink...beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Di

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  5. I love the stripes. Very masculine and would be great for Mark! I love your chocolate taffeta! Beautiful work.

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  6. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. I must CASE it. :) LOVE LOVE it!!!!

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  7. Your card is amazing and I will have to demo this technique with the paper. I have heard how to do this, but love your sample. It has inspired me.

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  8. I love this card Robin! It is SSSSOOOO PRETTY and sweet. Great Job!

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  9. VERY pretty card!!!! Love the brayered red on the bride paper (it really pops the whole card) and the layout too. I have everything needed for that card...maybe I should go make one? Thanks for sharing! Jan

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  10. I love your card, the white hearts on the craft are great and I love the treatment of the bridal foil paper. Very cute and looks quick.

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