Sunday, January 6, 2008
Memories are Stitched with Love
I just love this stamp! It is so sweet. I got it last summer at Heather's Stamping Haven in Ottawa. Heather has some of the most delightful stamps. Check out her site (click above on the name of her shop).
I stamped the image on watercolor paper and then watercolored it with Tombow markers. I mounted the matted image on some beautiful Anna Griffin designer paper. Purple and green is one of my all time favorite color combinations so I decided to make this Valentine card in these non-traditional colors. Valentine's Day doesn't necessarily have to be red and white!
Now what I really want you to notice is the punched hearts and X line below the image. I bought this and several other punches at Heather's Stamping Haven. The punches are by Tonic Studios and there is actually a Tonic Border Punch system for these punches. I love them! You'll surely be seeing a lot of my cards using my new Tonic punches, as well as a couple new Martha Stewart punches I've recently acquired...but those will be later.
Inside the card I stamped the sentiment, "Memories are stitched with love." Around the sentiment I glued the cut out hearts from the front.
The ribbon was in a sale bin at Michaels. I LOVE this ribbon. It is called Bohemian Manor. I found another color combination of the same pattern. Isn't it pretty ribbon? I didn't need more ribbon but I couldn't resist when I saw it in their clearance bin.
The little heart button was the only button in my stash that matched the paper and was heart shaped. I wanted a cluster of buttons, but NOPE! There was only one single matching button so I hope this will do. I threaded some DMC embroidery floss through it.
I am making a series of Valentines using this stamped image so you'll be seeing more over the next few days. Let me know in your comments which is your favorite.
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