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!!

Anonymous 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 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 Owens 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!