On to my creation! One of my favorite stamps of all time is THIS one called Hydrangea Ribbon. When the ideas started flowing about hearts and flowers, I thought of a heart -- tied up with flowers! And, from there, I just knew which stamp I had to use!
This card is rather simple - I stamped my image, colored it up with Copic Markers and used these colors - RV85, RV83, RV81, YG21, YG23, YG25, E53, and E51. From there, I cut my gingham heart thanks to a Classic Heart Nestabilities Die. Then, I figured out where I wanted my ribbon to be on my heart, and situated the die so that it would cut it to fit on my heart. Afterward, I cut out my image, adhered it and the rest is just matting it up! I added a doily, some pearls, some My Mind's Eye Paper (Blush), and... ta da! I did score around the edge of my darker pink paper and sand it a bit to give it a little bit of a distressed look.
Now, the sentiment was tricky. After looking at my IO sentiments, I didn't have one I felt would fit this image perfectly --- that is -- until I found THIS one. It's called Mother's Day. I know what you're thinking... Mother's Day? For Valentine's Day? Well, I only inked up the With Love and I think it works perfectly! I then cut it out using Spellbinders Pennants Die.
Here's a close up....
So, grab your IO stamps and get them inky! There's a $25 gift certificate on the line. You have until January 11th at 10PM to enter! :-) Just be sure to link up on the challenge post over on the Impression Obsession Blog! In the meantime, if you are looking for some creative inspiration, look no further! These ladies on the list down below are sure to get those creative juices flowing!
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Happy Thursday! I'll see you back here real soon!