Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sidetracked Valentine

I have decided that I am my own worst enemy, I’m getting sidetracked way too easily lately.  Yesterday I found some time to escape into my stampin’ quarters with every intention of getting things in order so I could post details and photos regarding the butterfly card I made last week.  In order to accomplish this task it meant I had to first clean up another pile of stuff that managed to get shoved on my desk.  Oh my, all that stuff just happened to be the latest order of new toys I decided I just couldn’t live without.  Here’s where I get in trouble, a little peak into how my brain works (or doesn’t, you decide):  “I better first sort through the box to make sure this order is correct” … “Ok, now put this pile away so you have a place to work” … “oh wait, maybe I’ll quickly mount just this one stamp set”.   I’m sure you’ve already figured out where the brain takes me next … “I’ll just play a little bit, the butterflies will wait”.  Yup, they are still waiting – I was having so much fun that I totally lost track of time.

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This is what my playtime resulted in (along with another mess – it’s a vicious circle).  I have now decided that the Framed Tulips embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! is my new BFF!  I love that with a few runs through the Big Shot and minor placement adjustments, this frame can be used on almost any layer size.

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If you look closely, you can see that the main image panel is using the debossed side of the cardstock.  I think it looks as beautiful as the intended embossed side!  Many thanks to Sharon Field for her wonderful tutorial on how to accomplish this!

Once again, I chose to let this elegant frame speak for itself and not clutter things up too much.  I used the Valentine definition stamp and surrounded it with some free-floating hearts.  Those tiny little hearts were the scrap pieces left behind from using the Pinking Hearts border punch on the bottom of the red panel, scattered randomly and affixed with a very small dot of Tombow multi-purpose glue. They were laying all over my desk and I really hate throwing away perfectly good paper, figured I should use them for something!

PROJECT RECIPE:

Stamps:  Valentine Defined
Paper:  Naturals White, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Framed Tulips embossing folder, Big Shot, Pinking Hearts border punch



8 comments:

Yapha said...

I love how you made the smaller Tulip frame! What a gorgeous card!

Heidi Baks said...

I love how your brain works!!! Using your new goodies is all good!

Marie said...

Love all of the little hearts - lovely card!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I love this beautiful!!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great card!

Tanya Boser said...

Wow! Great job with all the embossing!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Nice card. I love the tulip folder with the valentine theme.

Shelley said...

Such a pretty card! Love that you used both sides of the embossing!

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