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)


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

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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!

  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!)

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


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