Monday, January 7, 2013

Sweet On You

I love experimenting with stamps and finding alternate uses for the images. I was amazed at how much Damask Delight resembled foliage when I saw Sarah use it here. So of course I had to give it a go.

I started by die cutting a heart using our Clear Cut Stackers: Hearts die, and stamping one of the flourish images from Damask Delight in green across it.

I love the way it looks as is, but wanted to add some flowers to imitate a vine. Mother's Day Bouquet had the perfect flowers for this.

From there, I continued to build my focal point by adding a crocheted flower beneath the heart and another larger heart that I cut from Wafer Board and ran through my crimping tool. A few more die cut pieces of "foliage" were also added using the coordinating Damask Delight Die.

The top and bottom of the card base were flanked with a damask image also included in Damask Delight. And I even snuck in a little more of the damask by stamping one of the hearts with a tone-on-tone pattern.

As I was playing around and doing a little experimenting, I also discovered how you can use many of the flourish images together to build your own custom flourishes. Here I used three of the images to create the start of a bouquet.

I'm sure that finding a use for this won't be a problem! ;)

Project Supplies

Stamps: Cupid's Arrow, Damask Delight, A Pocketful: Valentine, Mother's Day Bouquet (Wplus9)
Ink: Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!); Antique Linen (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
Card Stock: Oatmeal, Wafer Board (Wplus9)
Paper: Beautiful Moments by Carta Bella
Dies: Clear Cut Stackers: Hearts, Cupid's Arrow, Damask Delight, XOXO Border, Vintage Envelope, Timeless TagsOthers: seam binding (Hug Snug); buttons (Buttons Galore & More); crimping tool (Fiskars)

13 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Dawn, love the green and maroon color combo too! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Gorgeous Dawn! I wouldn't have thought to use them as foliage either! And those blooms??? Saweeeet!!!

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the deep,rich colors! This made my heart go pitty pat!

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  4. Dawn, this card is just SO beautiful... I love the way you stamped the focal point heart, and all the layers are just yummy :)

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  5. WOW...this is gorgeous! Love what you've done!

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  6. This is so lovely! I am certainly looking at this set in a whole new light - what a beauty. That Sarah, she is so clever!

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  7. I love your cards!

    (PS... Emma -my four year old- wrote that. We just got our order with Cupid's Arrpw in it, and she's in love. She can't wait to use it to make a card, so we were on Pinterest looking at your cards, and she said that she wanted to come to your blog to tell you she loved them. So we did!)

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  8. So clever! Love this and your beautiful card!
    :) Jill

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