Monday, January 14, 2008

Love Always!

I just got my first order from the Spring/Summer catalog, so of course I couldn't wait to play with my new stuff. I will have a Stamp Club order in the next week or so, so I only ordered Always and the Berry Bliss DSP to get me started. I really love the new Always set!

This first card is the same layout as a previous card I did with the True Friend set. I sometimes have a hard time using designer paper, so I tend to fall back on using the stamps in the set to make my own patterns. For the bottom pattern on this card, I used the smaller stamps in the set with Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and River Rock ink. I then wheeled the entire piece with the Rough Texture wheel in River Rock. I like to use that wheel to give the piece just a little bit of texture and soften up the vanilla or white piece of cardstock that I've used underneath.

The rest is pretty self-explanatory, so I won't bore you with the minute details. The only other thing I did a little differently was I added some dots underneath the word forever to bring some attention to that word in the sentiment.

Stamps: Always, Rough Texture Wheel
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

For my second card, I used some of the Berry Bliss DSP. I used a layout from Just Give Me Stamps as my starting point. I cut the DSP into 3 panels and then layered them on Pretty in Pink panels, and then onto a single piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The Pretty in Pink heart is stamped on Whisper White. I distressed the edges, added Vintage brads to each corner and layered it onto Chocolate Chip.

The finished size of this card is 4 x 5 1/4. It is slightly smaller than normal so the tab could extend past the edge of the card and still fit it in a normal size envelope. I went back and forth several times on the placement of the ribbon and the sentiment, but I am really happy with the end result.

It was fun to be back in my stamp area creating just for the fun of it. I haven't done that in quite awhile, and it reminded me how much I love this hobby!

Stamps: Always
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White CS, Berry Bliss DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads


Ann said...

Both are very pretty cards! I love the stamped background on the first and the panels of DSP on the second. This set is definitely on my wish list!

Flossie's Follies said...

These are such pretty cards, love the paper you used on both of them.