Sunday, March 17, 2013

25th Anniversary Blog Tour - March -Best of Love

Hi there stampers! 
I hope you're enjoying the "Love" tour so far! 
If this is your first stop, you have LOTS of fantastic inspiration ahead of you for the Best of 25 Years - Love Stamp Set. 

You may have just come from the talented Anne Matasci's blog - Maui Stamper. I know you enjoyed her lovely artwork if you did. 

Let me show you some of my ideas for this great stamp set:

Here, I combined Basic Black, Whisper White and Pool Party for a contemporary feel with this very detailed and vintage style heart image. It's so easy to update a look with just a change of color. You may have noticed that there is a bit of spritzing on this card. I used the Silver Marker and the Color Spritzer Tool to give this a silvery shimmer. 

The focal image heart is embossed with Silver embossing powder, then trimmed out with my paper snips. I added the Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon bow with a Glue Dot after sponging it with some Pool Party ink. The greeting is stamped in Black Staz-On and punched out with the Curly Label Punch. I stamped the heart image partially on it in Pool Party to add a little background filler, then added one flower from the Flower Trim. Sponged in Pool Party as well, then mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals over a wrap of Basic Black Taffeta. 

Here's a look at the inside:

A pool party heart in the corner and a bit of spritzing with the Silver Marker adds the finishing touch. 

Here's the next card:

I combined Primrose Petals, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla for a more feminine, elegant look. The greeting is stamped in Versamark and embossed with Silver. The floral swirls are from the Elements of Style stamp set. 

The ribbon is a piece of Basic Gray 1 1/4" Taffeta scrunched up on a piece of Sticky Strip adhesive. I flagged the end with my Craft Scissors, then added four of the flowers from the Flower Trim. For a bit of sparkle, I added a Basic Rhinestone to the center of each flower. 

Here's the inside:

I chose the greeting from Word Play and embossed it as well in Silver. 
Sweet and simple. :)

Now, this next card just made me smile. The idea just popped in my head while I was scrunching up that ribbon for the last card and I wanted something a little saucy to play with the "Read My Lips" greeting.

Here, tell me if you get the reference:

Think Betty Grable; Pin-up Girl.....
Now do you get it??

Oh, I sure hope so, because it was so fun to bring that idea to a card! 

I used the Netting background on Whisper White, stamped in Black Staz-On.  Then I used my Basic Black Journaling Marker and a ruler to draw seam down the side of the cardstock.
The Pink Pirouette Ribbon was scrunched up on Sticky Strip like in the previous card and I wrapped it with a piece of Basic Black Taffeta. 
The three flowers from the Flower Trim were colored with the Pink Pirouette ink pad and adhered with Glue Dots.
Cute garter, huh? Hee, Hee!

Take a closer look:

The little key was a leftover piece from my serendipity pile. It's silver embossed on Basic Gray cardstock, then cut out with my Paper Snips. 

The greeting was done chalkboard style, embossing in Whisper White on Basic Black then punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. I stamped the lips separately from the greeting and embossed them with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. They are popped up on a piece of a Stampin' Dimensional.

Here's the inside:

Another Cherry Cobbler kiss and the greeting from Vintage Verses, a Sale-A-Bration offering this year. I cut it out with the label from Apothecary Accents Framelits. 

I {{heart}} this card SO much! It was such fun to make and I hope you like it too! I can't wait to read your comments!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you've enjoyed your stop here at my blog on the tour, you've still got lots of great ideas ahead of you so be sure to keep going! Just click on this icon to go to the next blog, you're headed for Andi Potler's blog next.

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Stampin'!


  1. Great projects Robin!! Love the net stockings!!

  2. I love how you did the ribbon on the Read My Lips card. Very cool!

  3. I just love the heart card but don't know which stamp set this is in. I also don't know what the silver marker is. Can you help? Thanks.

  4. Wonderful projects as always. My favorite is the first one with the bow tie and rose. I did immediately get the garter belt one too!

  5. I love the Pool Party with Black and white, beautiful! Love how you added the 'key', a nice touch!! As always your cards are so elegant and beautiful!!

  6. Absolutely spectacular collection, Robin. Very inspiring... It gives me some really good ideas to use on this amazing stamp set.


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