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Sunday, December 12, 2010


Gosh...I was beginning to think I lost my mojo when I got this cold.  *sniff*cough*ah-ahh-ahhh-choo*  I haven't been in a creative sort of mood for a while and everything I touched seemed to be a complete waste of time.  I finally finished a card that I actually like though!  Woohoo!  I've got a couple other cards that are done but haven't been posted yet.  I'll try to get to them within the next couple of days.  But first, I went all luvy-duvy with this monochromatic card using the Love Notes stamp set.  What do you think?  I actually enjoyed making it in between sneezes!  For details on this week's OCL sketch challenge, go to The Lounge blog.  Grab your favorite OCL stamp set and play along for a chance to win an OCL set of your choice.

To start, a heart mask was punched out of card stock.  Removable tape was used to adhere it to a scrap of Neenah Solar White.  The heart was sponged with Blush Blossom (concentrating on the right side), Ruby Red (all over but not completely covering the Blush Blossom), Riding Hood Red (mostly on the left side but blending into the Ruby Red) and Cherry Cobbler (focusing on the far left edge...the darkest part of the shadow).  When I was happy with my blended colors, I left my mask in place and inked up the word stamp with Cherry Cobbler.  Since I was using a card stock mask, I had to press extra hard to get good coverage with the stamp.  It wasn't quite big enough to cover the whole heart so I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to align and stamp the rest of the heart.

Check out that script writing...isn't it gorgeous?!?  Next, the mask was carefully removed then a Spellbinders die was positioned over the heart to cut it out.  While it was still in the die, the same inks were lightly sponged around the outer edge. A strip of Neenah was cut for the top and, again, the same inks were used to sponge it (lighter on the right side and gradually darkened working my way left, just like the heart).  A heart border punch was used on Bo-Bunny DP and the edges were sponged with Cherry Cobbler.  Everything was layered with Cherry Cobbler card stock before the bow was tied then the heart was popped up on Dimensionals.  A button and embroidery thread was used to attach the heart charm.  Guess that's about it.

This card includes the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away ~ Punch it Out
SmileyCentral.comFrosted Designs ~ Use Ribbon
Little Red Wagon ~ Use a Die Cut
One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes
Splitcoast Stampers ~ Deck Your Cards with Some Sponging
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Use Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS:  OCL Love Notes
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; SU Cherry Cobbler; Bo-Bunny A Gift of Love DP
INK:  SU Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler
ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Big Scalloped Circles Large; removable tape; Ranger Craft Mat; sponges; Stamp-a-ma-jig; EK Success heart punch, border punch; ribbon from JoAnn's; Dimensionals; button from my stash; embroidery thread; heart charm


Dawn said...

This is such a beautiful monochromatic card- wonderful details.
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Kendra said...


Pam said...

So pretty, love the highlighted sentiment!

uksharon said...

This is truely beautiful so stylish
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Shelley said...

Wow I love this card! Thanks for joining in the latest CYDA Challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx

Doreen said...

Such a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at

Kate's Makes said...

Absolutely stunning!! Thanks for playing along with SFTW and good luck! Kate x

Lori said...

Tammie your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! WOW!!
I hope you are feeling better real soon!

amazonmother said...

O M Goodness... this is titally beautiful!!!!!

Marjo said...

Hi Tammie,

Wow, looks like a labor of Love, all that hard work really shows....It's absolutely gorgalcious!!!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Marjo

Floppy Latte Designs said...

Very Very Lovely! I love the blending on the heart!


Debs said...

Gorgeous shades of red, so rich, love the ribbon and charm, thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT wishing you Happy Holidays

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is beautiful and so elegant. I LOVE it.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Deb said...

How gorgeous! Love these deep rich reds and lacy edges!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the heart with the elegant writing in it! So pretty! Thanks for taking on our ribbon challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Padster said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our final 2010 challenge.

Merry Xmas
Debbie x

PS I hope you didn't choose the colours to match your nose lol! Colds are nasty things!

laney said...

WOW!!Beautiful card!!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week,love to see you again in the new year

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