This week it's a 'Heartfelt' theme challenge at Simply Stampin'. I hope you will come along and play with us this week, it will be lovely to come and see what you create! I really fell for the You Are Loved set in the mini catalogue when I saw it and even though I knew it wasn't wholly practical with it being a Valentine's set I decided to buy it anyway, that heart is just so gorgeous! My fab demo Joanne delivered my goodies to me on Tuesday afternoon and I dashed upstairs to my craft room immediately to use my new set. I thought that beautiful heart stamp would be ideal for my Heartfelt challenge card.
I decided to colour the heart with various colours so I got out my markers. After a minute or two I was thinking maybe just one colour would have been a wiser choice LOL! Then after I'd stamped the image and I saw how pretty it came out I was so glad I'd made the effort! I wanted to let the heart take centre stage so I've kept to a very simple layout. I've used Old Olive for the 5 1/4" square card base with Perfect Plum, Rose Red and Marina Mist for the mat layers. I cut around the heart and added a few rhinestones. I stamped the sentiment and used the 1 1/4" square punch to make the banner shape at the end of the Whisper White strip. I added a Perfect Plum brad to the banner, attached it to the heart and then popped the heart and banner up on the Marina Mist mat - I also popped up the Rose Red mat.
I came to decorate the inside of the card and envelope as I usually do and then kicked myself for not having ordered the matching Love Blossoms wheel 'cos it would have been perfect - never mind, I'll get it next month! I inked the flower stamp with Old Olive and Rose Red markers, stamped it on the white panel inside the card and stamped it again to make a circular element for the envelope flap.
We got a note card from Julie, Owen's cousin, just recently and she said "I wanted to write and thank you for the lovely cards you always send at Christmas. They are so lovely Ruth and admired by everyone". Awwww, that was so nice, I was chuffed to bits! She went on to say she'd had to have a knee operation and was convalescing and it would take quite a few weeks for her to recuperate fully. So I'm sending this card to Julie to say we're thinking of her and wishing her well - hope she likes this card too!
Stamps: SU! You Are Loved set
CS: SU! Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Marina Mist & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Marina Mist & Basic Black
Tools: SU! square & circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Basic Rhinestones, SU! Perfect Plum brad, SU! Dimensionals