Thursday, February 1, 2018


Happy February!!  Since it's the beginning of the month, it's time for a new challenge from The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Since February is the month of love, our challenge for you is "I Love You".  You can create a love or Valentine's Day project.  Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is STAMPlorations:
The prize is a $15 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store and everyone is a winner this month because Sherry (the owner) has offered a 15% discount to all our participants using the code LOVETOSCRAP15
Sherry provided us with some of her products to work with and I created two cards with them.  Here is the first one:
I stamped the image once on my main panel, a second time onto the light blue patterned paper so I could piece the teacup, and then one more time onto a scrap of white card stock so I could layer the leaves that hang over the edge of the cup.  The sentiment is from the same set as the image, but I added the hearts from a different set.  The work love in the upper left corner (very subtle) is from the same set as the hearts.  I left it rather simple to let those gorgeous flowers shine, embellishing it only with the sheer aqua ribbon.
My second card was a little scary for me as it is a bit more "mixed media-ish" then my normal style.  But I just HAD to use this beautiful stencil, so I jumped right in.
 I started out by taping the stencil to my piece of die cut card stock and sponged on some pink razzleberry ink, trying to make it darker around the very center and the edges.  Then, leaving the stencil in place, I used a script stamp and a medium gray ink to stamp on top of the flower.  I took some silver glitter paste/mouse to add sparkle to the image.  (You can see all that fabulous sparkle and shine in the second photo.  I used some black soot distress oxide ink to sponge around the left side of the panel.  To finish it all off (and really this was the finishing touch--it really "made" the whole card), I stamped some tiny green leaves and then the sentiment.
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this month!  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Card 1:
Stamps:  STAMPlorations "Cup of Roses" and "Frames and Flowers"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" and "Classic Circles, large"
Papers: Pebbles "Garden Party"

Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
Aurora Wings #65--anything goes
VLV Sketches--sketch
Sweet Stampin'--Valentine's/love
Addicted To Stamps #279--make your mark (colored the images using my spectrum noirs)
Penny's Challenge #365--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #320--anything goes with uplifting sentiment

Card 2:
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Frames and Flowers"; Hero Arts French Script 
Dies:  MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle
STAMPlorations "Peony 2" stencil

Creative Inspirations--something new (both the stencil and the roses stamp set are new for this challenge)
Crafty Catz--anything goes with the optional twist: something new (new stencil)
Creative Fingers #142--anything goes
Cardz TV #32--anything goes
Crafty Friends #16--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Crafty Gals #158--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so lovely! So glad you could join us for Viva la Verve!

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards Heather great paper piecing on the teacup and love the script stamping over the stencil
Carol x

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful cards - lovelove the roses and oh what you did with the second card is beautiful. Stencil and stamped. Love it.

Sammy said...

Oh wow, this is lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Susan Renshaw said...

Two more lovely cards, Heather!
Thank you for sharing with Hiding in my Craft Room!
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Karen Letchworth said...

Such gorgeous flowers, Heather. You really did a fabulous job. Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and share your art with us. I'm always so very grateful to have you share your time and talents with us. Have a great week, and keep on creating. I love to see it all!
God bless,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous cards, Heather! Your roses just glow and I'm a huge fan of paper piecing. Love your stenciling, too. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE both versions of your roses, the colours and details are DELIGHTFUL!
Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

Rachel Bergfeld said...

I just love the stamped script in your stenciled flower. It's such a nice touch! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

Annemi said...

Your roses are fantastic and I just love the sentiment you've added. Perfect card for Valentines day. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this month at Aurora Wings. xx

Grietje said...

Gorgeous! The roses are fantastic! Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.

xx Grietje
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Bobby said...

Your roses are beautiful, Heather, and the paper piecing of the cup was a great idea. It looks like some I have. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards! Love the pretty flowers!! Such wonderful designs! Love that sentiment on the first one!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Elizabeth Hart said...

Ah - such lovely roses. Gorgeous work. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)