Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sweet Friend

Have you ever seen a stamp set in the catalog and really liked it, then bought it, and once it got to your house you just sat and stared at it and it stared back at you and you had absolutely no idea what to do with it?  You Are Loved was one of those stamp sets for me.  But after owning it for at least a year, I have finally made something with it, and it will finally quit staring at me in such an accusatory tone of voice.  Yay.

Hey look, two More Amore DSP cards in a row.  Well, I bought the Valentine paper this year but not the Hearts a Flutter stamp set which I am trying mightily to resist.  Wish me luck and tell me to stay strong; my husband will thank you for encouraging me not to buy another stamp set ;)

So You Are Loved might still be languishing in my stamp cabinet, uninked, were it not for the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge posted last week:

I had to make the middle panel wider to accommodate the heart image but everything else is the same as the sketch.  I wish SU would quit "aging" the edges of their DSP; it can make it look kinda weird when you cut it up for a card.  The pattern I used today had pinkish sponging all around the edges, so I added some more with Primrose Petals so it would look right to me.  I also lightly sponged some Pool Party and Basic Gray around the heart panel to make it match the aged paper, though it doesn't show up well in the photo (hate it when I have to take pictures after dark...doesn't help that dark is before 5 p.m. here right now).  And the good folks at SU apparently also disagree with my opinion that Primrose Petals and Real Red clash, though thus far I have succeeded in ignoring the Real Red in this DSP ;)

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your Wednesday!

Stamps:  You are Loved
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Basic Gray
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Pool party, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP
Accessories:  uhh...sponges?  Dude, I didn't even use Dimensionals on this one.  I did fussy-cut that bird though.


Deb said...

Such a pretty card! I love the softness from the sponging! And I love that the bird stand out by being a different color! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

Craftystamper said...

A great Valentine's day card. Just love that heart. Thanks for joining us at SFF this week.

Jennifer Weide said...

Great card! perfect colors, love the overall look! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

Patrice Herrera said...

Oh look at you! This is one sweet card! Thanks for joining us over at SFF. Hope to see you next week too!

inkedx2 said...

What a great Valentine! Love the use of Pool Party with the red. Thanks for playing with us this week at SFF!


Kim said...

Love your card, and that stamp, too! Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Tammy said...

I love what you did with this set and our sketch! I'm sure your set is happy now! :-) Thanks for playing along with SFF this week!