I {heart} U...

I hope everyone's holiday festivities went well! I had a very relaxing couple of days, which is definitely out of the norm! We had about a dozen family & friends at the house... Poot smoked a mean brisket and we also had shrimp, cheesy potatoes, and french bread... simple, fattening, and yummy.

Several people asked me what free stamps I chose for winning one of TAC's contests, so here they are: TA-DA! Thanks to TAC!!!

So I guess it is time to move on to the next holiday: Valentine's Day. I really like how this card turned out. It has a very vintage, scrappy feel to it. Vintage I {heart} U card:

Stamps: Fancy Bet, Running Stitches
Paper: Lilly Anna cardstock, Mimi SWIC (which is still BOGO-free for a short time!)
Ink: VersaMagic Pixie Dust, Belle Rose & Burnt Umber Palettes
Other: Tan Scrapper's Floss, Coluzzle Nested Circle, Paper Piercer, misc. twill & ric-rak, MM buttons, foam tape, Glue Dots, Hydra Sponge, Edge Distresser

To create the look of stitching on the heart, I pierced holes and then scratched off the color layer of the paper between them. Some are scratched lightly, others notsomuch :)

I stamped the letters in Belle Rose and then used the Pixie Dust pad to pat the lighter pink over the image... I also edged with BU to add dimension. I like the subtle soft look to the letters.

At first, I didn't have the zig-zag stamped stitches... it felt like something was missing. I think these really added to the final piece.



nic_d said...

Gorgeous card! Love all of the textures & how you used the 'running stitches' set.

Diana said...

Love, Love, Love this card!! U did great with all the dimension on it!!

Great to see LOVE cards because I need to move on that theme also, right? yesssss, I'm late!!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card - love all of the textures. At first I thought you actually zigzagged on on the card with a sewing machine. Those Running Stitches are an awesome stamp set. Happy Holidays. rita w

Rach said...

this is gorgeous, love the faux stitching detail. I think that it adds the finishing touches...love how you have the I(heart)U. very creative. thanks for sharing. hugs rachxx

Angela K said...

Ver nice!! I just love your style Barb, great stuff!!

Joan B said...

Look at you, doing the scrappy thing. That is hard to pull off well and you did!

Debra Hensley said...

Love this card Barb! I really like the color combos and the textured layering. I agree with Rita- running stitches is a fantastic set and you used it so well! Happy New Year!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this card...outstanding! *~*

HeathersHobby said...

I love the texture and patterns on the card! The layering, stitching, and ribbons are great.

Bridgett said...

I like this card a lot. The mimi paper is really pretty like this. I like that paper, anyway, but this is a really awesome heart card! I *love* it!