Sunday, January 17, 2010

You Have a Big Heart, Valentine!

My good stamping buddy Anne (jdmommy) is the featured stamper today! She LOVES red so I knew I had to CASE something using that color. I chose her CAS Red Hearts.

I've been wanting to use this gorgeous victorian style heart stamp from Rubbernecker and today was the day! First I stamped the heart on white cardstock - then I stamped it on two differenet designer papers, cut out the ribbon from one and the heart from the other and paper pieced them onto the white stamping. I popped up the ribbon on foam dimensionals, added layered flowers and a heart brad. The bottom edge is punched with a Martha Stewart punch. To finish it off - I sponged the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink by Tim Holtz just to soften it a little

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Heart and sentiment
Paper: white, vintage cream - PTI, Bravo Burgandy - SU, DP My Mind's Eye/Irresistable - Candy Stripe & Love Dots
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Accessories: Dew drops, martha stewart punch, silk flowers - Darice, Heart brad - unknown, foam dimensionals, sponge

12 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful Vintage looking Valentine, Julia....I love how you did the paper piecing and the flowers look beautiful on this!!! I have this stamp, too, but it have not been inked yet...shame on me!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration, gf!!!

Crystal said...

julia what a beautiful Valentine!!! I LOVE that heart!

Juliana said...

SO SWEET!!!
I really like how you used that stamp!
Beautiful card!

Sharli said...

It's gorgeous! I love the huge heart and how you did the paper piecing! Dew drops - these are quickly becoming my favorite replacement for brads. So pretty and I have them in more colors than I do brads! LOL

Joanne (jojot) said...

had to come take a second look at this one.....loving that heart....on my wish list it goes

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely brilliant!

Anonymous said...

OH so gorgeous Julia!! HUGS

anya said...

What a fantastic stamp, Julia! I love how you stamped it on two different patterned papers. The popped up ribbon is great! :)

Danisha said...

I love this card! So pretty!!!!

jdmommy said...

I love this valentine, but it's your sweet words that really touch my heart!! I am so grateful for your friendship, GF!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh so beautiful Julia! I love that heart!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, this is just gorgeous! Love the bottom trim and those big flowers!!