Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sweetheart Stamping

What do you think of the new Sweetheart stamp set and the heart shaped treat cups that coordinate with it? Aren't they just the cutest items ever? I just got mine this week and had to play with them. You know how that goes, don't you? Of course, we all share this addiction to rubber and need our fix on a regular basis. Especially if it involves purchasing and using new products! (giggle) My friend Anita hosted a workshop for me last night, and I wanted to share this with the ladies. They made this card as one of their make-n-takes. Isn't it cute?

Stamps: Sweetheart and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, and Real Red cardstock with Sending Love Designer Series Paper (new!!)
Ink: Real Red and Garden Green
Accessories: Big Shot with Finial Impressions Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Full Heart Punch, Sponge Daubers, and Dimensionals

When making the original card, I couldn't decide whether it needed ribbons, brads, etc. or if it should remain a simpler card like this. None of the embellishments seemed like they really belonged, so here it is. Almost naked! But with the dry-embossing, sponging, and layering, I thought it was just right the way it was. Anything else seemed to detract from the gorgeous Sending Love Designer Paper. This picture shows the layering with Dimensionals nicely and really plays up the dry-embossing. Did you notice how the design really follows through to the flower image on the DSP?

In fact, I like the DSP so much I had to post another picture just so you could really see how lovely this paper is!! lol This is the last look at this gorgeous paper and card. Hope you liked this and give it a try too! Remember, Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so get those special stamps ordered so you can make your cards and special treats!

Sweet stamping,