Thursday, May 24, 2012

Love Grows

One of my favorite things to do (and I have Jennifer McGuire’s oft-published encouragement and permission to do this) is to use stamps in ways rather different from what they were designed for.

The sheaf of rice was probably a stand-alone that worked very well here as an enthusiastic background for the flower heart.  Covering the flower pot with a small background pattern and a silver bow embellishment balanced off the rather outspoken flower heart and kept it from being too top-heavy.  Anyone getting this card will surely know that they’re loved . . .

Cardstock:     Beckett Iceberg, Confetti Red
Stamps:         Hero Rice Sheaf, Stamp Pad Flower Heart, Art Gone Wild Swirls Background
Inks:                 ColorBox Red, Silver
Emb. Powder  B’Muse Ruby Red, Silver
Punches:        Family Treasures Medium Flower Pot, Five Heart corner punch    
Doo Dads:      Deckled Scissors, ¼” silver ribbon


  1. What a clever idea to totally transform the heart image! And to repeat the heart theme in the corners is brilliant in my opinion.

  2. I <3 this card! Love how you bablanced the top-heaviness. So, so cleaver. And, so, so glorious!