Friday, February 10, 2012

Happiness and Love

Love is in the air!

Actually, love is always in the air in my household, but this time of year typically brings out all the lovey dovey items out onto the shelves and into the hands of many loved ones. This time of year also brings out my lovey stamps. I made this card for a Valentine's themed swap a few months ago, but I intentionally made it to where this card doesn't have to be used as a Valentine's card. If you are like me, I like to remind my husband that I love him on many other days other than Valentine's Day.

Stampin' Cita Tips:
  • Color Scheme: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, and Blushing Bride
  • Stamp Set: Easy Events, Fabulous Phrases 
  • Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Simply Scored, Whisper White embossing powder, Embossing Tool
  • Score the edges of the Wisteria Wonder cardstock at 1/8" and 1/4" on each side. This gives the cardstock a framed appearance. Don't adhere your Wisteria Wonder cardstock to the Whisper White cardstock until all the elements are placed on the cardstock.
  • Punch circles from the Flirtatious DSP using the circles punches listed in the Accessories bullet.  
  • Ink only the image on the birds stamp from the Easy Events stamp set. Use your Stampin' Write markers to color the image. Punch out the birds image using the Decorative Label punch and then sponge Wisteria Wonder around the edges. Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the birds on top of the circles.
  • Tie a knot in a piece of 6" Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon. Wrap it around the Wisteria Wonder cardstock and use tape to adhere it to the back of the cardstock. 
  • Stamp your greetings from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set in Whisper White Craft ink. Add Whisper white embossing powder and heat emboss. I found that the words popped out better when embossed and added a nice texture to the card. 
  • Finally, when all elements are placed on the Wisteria Wonder cardstock you can adhere it to the Whisper White cardstock.
Hope you find Love and Happiness this Valentine's Day and every day!

Happy Stampin'!
~Cita

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