Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Morning!

I have lots of things going on with this card. First I find it difficult to create a card for a female friend for Valentines Day, that is not mooshie gooshie. Here is my attempt at that. Next, I used an old stamp from my stash, called Floral Design by Embossing Arts Co. The third idea going on, is a technique that I never think of using. My friend Linda, from Payne Holler Cards, is the person that I always catch stamping right onto her designer papers and then coloring the images. Well, I really like the effect it gives, and I will be using this more often.

I used Pure Luxury card stock for my base, topped it with Memory box striped paper, stamped using the above mentioned stamp, and colored with Copic Markers. My hearts were punched with the same card stock, and embossed with a Swiss Dot EF. My scattered words are from a K&Co, Words to Go, Take Out Box. I added a lavender gingham bow and a fancy vintage heart button from my stash. There are Prima's with Dew Drops and touches of Stickles added to the stamped flowers for sparkle.

I would like to enter this card at:

Speedy the Cat's Friends- add heart/hearts

Joan's Gardens Challenge # 2- Recipe button, bow, heart, striped dp




We are covered in an icy shroud, so you know this girl is going nowhere! Have a happy, creative day y'all!

21 comments:

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is absolutely divine. I love the color, the fact that you stamped on the dp and that button is amazing.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Spectacular GF! Love your stamping on the dp and the coloring is perfect! Everything about this card screams spring... hope you see some sun soon!

Patti J said...

Wow Mary Anne! I will have to try stamping onto the DP - what a beautiful effect that is. Your card is so pretty - love that you used the colors you used!!! Thanks for sharing. BTW...it's so dreary here that I could scream! Bring on some sunshine!!!

Olga said...

We had mostly snow but it's almost gone now, I came on in to work, I'm on the main road, bummer at times, Love the card, will have to try that!!!! Good luck with all those challenges!

Becky said...

How sweet and lovely Mary Anne. Love the dp and the sentiment.

Shelley said...

I love that technique and would never have thought of it, thanks for sharing! The card is awesome.

Wendy said...

I've got one word for you, Mary Anne~ Beautiful!! :)

Carol L said...

WOW! I've never tried stamping and coloring on DP, but after seeing this, I will definitely have to give that a shot!! This is just beautiful!!

Sue W said...

You've made a wonderful Spring-like card Mary Anne.....Love your stamping to DP too!

redwasher1 said...

Wow! This totally delightful!! I stamping on DP!!!
Thanks for sharing it at Speedy's Friends.

Patty said...

What a lovely card, (my favorite color!) It makes me think of spring! I am so ready for sunshine. Great job on your card...love to see your work!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful non mooshie gooshie valentine's day card. I love how you separated each word. And stamping directly on pattern paper does look so cool. I forget about that technique. Thanks for the reminder. :o) Have a great week!

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is soooooo pretty! (you are so sweet to think of me) love the individual words and my fav colors!!
so sick of cold and ice but at least we arent buried in snow.....yet :(

Joan Fricker said...

Your card is just adorable. Great colors too.
Like everyone else, I like how you have stamped right on the DP. Great job!

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #2 Weekly Challenge. It is so much fun seeing everyone's ideas.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Lauren said...

What a super cute valentine! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I have always liked the corner stamping - great job! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Janice M said...

Very pretty Mary Anne! Love that bow with the heart button. Look at all those challenges, I knew you could do it!!

CraftieConnie said...

Lovely work Mary Anne! These are colors I have trouble combining and you have done such a beautiful job!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a wonderful Valentine's card! It's perfect for a friend. Terrific job!!! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends heart challenge...beautiful in the purples

Sammibug said...

Beautiful! Love the stamping on DP effect! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion in our "Button It Up" challenge!