Monday, February 3, 2014

Wild About You

 This card appeared in Paper Creations Winter 2013 issue and is one of the few I’ve done that I admit to liking without reservation.  Everything just seemed to flow once I started on this layout and it easily came together without mishap.  Don’t we wish that they all went that way?


The heart is actually two leaves stamped side by side and I’m finding that this very small one dollar clear set from Memory Keepers is one of the most useful sets I’ve ever bought.  Containing just two sizes each of leaves and pumpkins, I reach for the leaves countless times and never seem to tire of them. 

As for the bows, they’ve been trimmed down from the original die cuts as their smaller sizes were a better fit for this layout.  Nowhere is it written that we stampers can’t alter stuff as we see fit – indeed, this is one of the joys of the hobby!  Many a card has been saved by a judicious slash-and-burn and this has also been helpful in getting me to see various elements in newly useful ways.

Cardstock:     Generic Kraft, Oatmeal, Cocoa, Red scraps      
Stamps:          We R Memory Keepers Pumpkins and Leaves, Zettiology
                           “Once as a Child” text, Inky Antics “Wild About You”
Inks:                 Distress Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Vintage Photo
Emb Powder: Vippies Transcendence           
Dies/Punches:      Fiskars Eyelet border, Memory Box Crisp Bows, Grove
                                    Branch, Resting Birds,  Marvy 1” sq scalloped punch
Impression Plate: Cheery Lynn Cement, Papertrey Ink Linen
Doo Dads:              Deckled scissors           

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