Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Where There is Love

Don't know about you, but it's always tough for me to get back to stamping after Christmas. I'm definitely ready after the break - just not focused. So I was especially looking forward to yesterday morning's Mojo Monday sketch challenge (#171). Julee's sketches always do wonders for my creative juices! This week, it's a Circle or Square challenge. I (obviously) chose the square version.

The sentiment is from Verve's Text Objects and the flower accent is the Wild Flower Plain Jane. I'm so accustomed to coloring and paper-piecing line images that I often forget how quick it is to stamp with solid images like this Wild Flower. I stamped three flowers in Ranger Fired Brick Distress ink, trimmed down two of them, and layered them onto the first. The glass bauble in the center is from Tim Holtz's Fanciful Acoutrements set. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Curio collection, and the pewter pearls are from KaiserCraft. Each layer is popped up on foam adhesive, too, so this card is a thick one!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Text Objects, Wild Flower Plain Jane (Verve Stamps) 
Paper: Stampin' Up Early Espresso card stock, Papertrey Rustic White card stock, Basic Grey Curio dp
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Fired Brick Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders classic circle and Labels Sixteen Nestabilities, Kaiser Craft Pewter adhesive pearls, May Arts burlap string, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Acoutrements - Fanciful, foam adhesive, paper piercer
Size: 4 3/4" square


  1. This is stunning! Wonderful rich colors and wonderful dp.

  2. Just gorgeous, Amy! The aged feel to everything is just so cozy and inviting, and that twine with the flower makes my heart go pitter patter! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday! :)

  3. Another WOW creation by the famous Amy! Gorgeous DP and I didn't think I needed the Labels 16 Nesties, but I really love it with the rectangle layered on top!

  4. this card is just beautiful! thanks for sharing :D

  5. Such a beautiful card - love the patterns!

  6. Love what you have done with this sketch, so pretty!

  7. Stunning! Gorgeous paper/colours and love what you did with the sketch!!!

  8. Beautiful and classic. I love the aged feel of the paper, the label stacking on the sentiment and the extra twine around that very striking flower.

  9. Wow, stunning, gorgeous card!! Love the flower!

    Tracey xx :D


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