Wednesday, January 19, 2011

All you need is love...

Good morning everyone, I know it's been a while since I posted but I had some deadlines to meet last week and it's been rush, rush, rush! This is my last month as a Splitcoast Dirty Girl and it's been a fun ride! The past 6 months I'm sure some of you may have noticed how sparse my postings would get the first two weeks of the month while I immersed myself in making cards for the new Dirty Dozen gallery. Well, I can truthfully say I am not going to be taking on any more design team work, I am happy with the two I belong to now. Any more and it becomes too much of a burden and stamping is not so much fun. This has always been what stamping is for me, fun, a hobby, a creative outlet with no pressure. When it stops being that, I have to stop and reevaluate what's going on. 
Anyway, enough rambling, here's a card I made a few days ago using Stampin Up's gorgeous rose from Fifth Avenue Floral. I embossed it in gold and colored it in with colored pencils. 

I really wanted a vintage Valentine look to this card, so out came the lace, pearls, stick pins and seam binding. Seam binding has become so HOT lately, thankfully I've had a ton of the stuff in my stash from ages ago. When I first started stamping several years ago, I was on a very limited budget and always looking for thrifty alternatives (still do actually) and I ran across seam binding in loads of colors on Etsy for a lot less money than ribbon. So I stocked up on every color under the sun. I also dye my own when I just can't find a close match. Anyway, I'm glad it's become the latest trend because I need to use all of mine up, lol!

Tomorrow I'll have a LOTV card for the Thursday challenge, based on a sketch, so I'll see you all back here in the AM.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Stampin Up, Papertrey Ink, Impression Obsession sentiment
Ink: Versamark, Distress
Paper: Fancy Pants, Papertrey Ink, Gina K
Tools & Accessories: Gold Filigree embossing powder, Crop-a-dile, cotton crochet thread, seam binding, Leaf & Heart stick pins, colored pencils, OMS, Tonic corner rounder


  1. love the colors in this.beautiful card

  2. You've worked your magic on this card! So many details that come together so perfectly.

  3. She a pretty feminine card!! Love it Chanelle

  4. Stunning card hunni and love everything about it :o)
    hugs and xxx

  5. This is just gorgeous! It almost looks real your coloring is so amazing!

  6. Gorgeous rose! I totally agree with your rambling, too, BTW.

  7. Wow!!! I had started this rose myself, but after seeing yours I am definitely going do one embossed with gold EP. This is just so wonderful and awesome. Lovely really!


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