Today's card features a couple of stamps from the cute, cute, cute site Pink Gem Designs. The names of the stamps are"Ewe Make Me Smile," and "Flower Heart", though I didn't use the particular sentiment that went with the little lamb as this was for a challenge to make a Valentine card in unusual colors. Brown, aqua and coral, to be more precise. Another challenge is to use hearts, more than one. Gee, do you think there are a few on this card? (All challenges will be listed below.)
I'm still pretty new to working with digital stamps, so what should have been a fairly straightforward card took considerably longer by virtue of the fact that I kept working and re-working sizes and placement on paper. I am going to devote the entire day on Saturday to getting more comfortable with them.
Isn't this little gal a hoot with her fluffy wool? I used Puffies from The Rubber Cafe which, unlike regular puff paint which has to dry before being heated, is heated and puffed immediately upon placement. Instant gratification.
The centerpiece heart, three layers embossed into one, was colored with chalks for a soft, dreamy effect.
I made the background by using a SU letterpress. Needed more hearts, you see.
This is a little crochet rosette that I learned how to make using Liz Weber's lovely and easy tutorial here from over on the IBS blog. Next time I'll use slightly wider ribbon, but it still adds a nice touch of softness to the ribbon arrangement. The little computer-generated heart was colored with Copics then covered with Glossy Accents and cut out to top the vintage button. Some thin ribbon and seam binding finish the "bouquet."
Added some stitching (more hearts!), the sentiment and a small, clear heart colored with Copics, and the card was finished.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Your comments are much appreciated, and if you ever have any questions on a technique, drop me a line - I'll be happy to answer them!
Have a wonderful day, and happy crafting!
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Stamps: Pink Gem Designs
Ink: Tea Dye (DI), Baja Breeze (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (SU); Classic White (Flourishes); Miss Caroline (MME Howdy Doody)
Extras: Framelits Hearts, Letterpress Heart Pressed, Petals- a- Plenty ef, Word Window and Modern Labels punches (all SU); sewing machine, Glossy Accents, Copics, seam binding, thin ribbon, Dienamics Fishtail Stax (MFT), Puffies (The Rubber Cafe), crochet ribbon, vintage button, Prima crystal heart, Gelly Roll glitter pen, rhinestone.
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