On today's hop, we are featuring the stamp set: Sealed with Love. If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Maike Ulbrich's Blog. If you're just joining, No Problem! Start here and follow around with the button below!
I must say that I feel completely honoured to be chosen for the Artisan Design Team and I hope I won't disappoint. However... I have to admit that it's been a little nerve wracking at the same time. I hope you'll take it easy on me for this first time around as I'm stamping with some seriously talented stampers!
For my card today, I decided to step away from the red and white of the Sending Love Suite and go with something a little more softer. I went with Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral. It's a bit of a different combination, but when I was playing with my watercolour pencils they blended so beautifully together that I had to go with it, and I'm glad I did.
To create the background, I had to start with a piece of cardstock longer then the die to keep it all together. The heart die is meant to be a border die and if I used the exact size, it would just fall apart. Once I had all the rows cut, I applied multipurpose adhesive to the entire back (except the heart flaps, of course) and adhered it to the watercolour layer and trimmed it to size.
I made sure to fold up all the little flaps to allow the colour to show through. I LOVE how this card appears different from every angle. The background would look beautiful in a frame because the view changes as you walked by.
To embellish my card, I couldn't resist making some cute little letters. The little postage stamps and tiny sayings in the "Sealed with Love" stamp set, makes it so easy to create adorable love letters. Then like anyone who receives love letters, I clipped them together, with the "Mini Paper Clips" and beautiful ribbon.
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