March 27, 2008

From the Heart

I love this image from the Nice and Easy Notes stamp set - it just makes you feel happy! This card showcases a few of our retiring products - here's what I did.

The panels were each stamped with the Wild Hearts background stamp in Creamy Caramel Ink, and the edges were sponged with Caramel also.

The two strips of Gray were pierced with the piercing tool and mar pack from the Crafter's Tool Kit - then I did some faux stitching with the Signo Gel Pen.

The image was stamped on Watercolour Paper with Stazon ink - coloured with Stampin' Write Markers and then some colour was removed with an Aqua Painter to give that water colour effect. Using Stazon ink is really important for this, it ensures your image won't smudge!

The card and image panels were sponged around the edges with Stampin' Sponges. I added some Wide Grosgrain Ribbon from the Summer Mini catalogue and everything was stuck together using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I really like these colours together, the card came out looking soft and pretty - perfect for that image! The products used on this card that retire at the end of the month are Wild Hearts Background and the Nice and Easy Notes Stamp set. The ribbon will be back in our brand new 2008-2009 Idea Book and Catalogue!

I hope everyone had a great Easter - mine was very busy, but I'll try and sit down and do a step-by-step project for you soon!

Stampin' Supplies:
Nice and Easy Notes and Wild Hearts Stamp Sets.
Going Gray, Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal and Pretty in Pink cardstock.
Stazon and Creamy Caramel inkpads.
Stampin' Sponges.
Stampin' Write Markers.
Signo Uniball Gel Pen.
Stampin' Dimensionals.
Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.
Watercolour Paper.
Aqua Painter.
Crafter's Tool Kit.

All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. Very cute card....I like the papers you used. Joan

  2. Love this card, I have a friend who has this set, she wishes she never bought it, as she had a hard time making anything with it, I'm going to show her your card, so she can see, you really can do amazing things with it - Thanks very much!

  3. What a beautiful card! Pretty colors and a lovely stamp!


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