Friday, January 15, 2010

Let Your Love Shine...


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I sat down to make a quick card, and for some reason, it took me a couple hours. I knew I wanted to make another V-Day card, I knew I wanted to use plum as a base color, and I had a terrific sketch from Taylor. So, why did it take so long? I have no idea, though, by the end of my frenzied crafting, I was happy to have a finished card that I was (thankfully!) pleased with.
For this card, I stamped different sized hearts in various shades of Elegant Eggplant on white cardstock. I created my own designer paper by stamping a text background image on cardstock and made a frame for my hearts with a new corner punch. For my sentiment, I stamped in craft ink and embossed with clear powder. I replaced the word "light" with "love" from an old favorite set, something I love to do to suit my purposes. After adding some twill ribbon, I glittered up a nice big heart and attached some plum-colored buttons for a final touch.
BEAN NOTES: Verve Starstruck, Papertrey Ink Background Basics Text Style, and Waltzing Mouse Sweet Heart, and Stampin' Up Bursting with Joy Stamps; SU Elegant Eggplant Classic Dye and Craft Ink and Whisper White Craft Ink; SU Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, and Whisper White Cardstock; Plum Glitter Cardstock (generic); Pale Plum Textured Cardstock (generic); PTI Plum Pudding Twill Ribbon; SU Heart to Heart and Scallop Trim Corner Punch; Plum Buttons (generic) HAPPY BEANS: SU Dazzling Diamons Glitter

7 comments:

Melissa Sauls said...

This is just beautiful!!! I love the colors you chose and especially love how you cut out the "love" word for added interest. So clever! Glad you could play with the sketch!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, Regina, I love the colors and the design of this card. That Elegant Eggplant works beautifully with the Plums you chose. Stunning card!

Patti MacLeith said...

Lovin' that corner punch and all of your embellishments!

6p00e54f95df928834 said...

Love the hearts and the corners are the perfect touch! Hugs, M

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card!! I love the hearts! Great job with the sketch!

♥Lea

Carla Bazhenow said...

Love those colors for Valentines. Your card is beautiful!!! Hugs,

Aussieleigh said...

Beautiful card Regina...love the colour and that glittery heart! Gorgeous!