Thursday, January 10, 2008

{Loving Hearts}

Today I wanted to use an image that was gifted to me by a sweet person on the bellaholicsanonymous Yahoo forum. I've had the image for a while, but was waiting for the right time to use it...well, the right time is NOW!

I colored the image using my Copic markers, but I didn't color the hearts. Instead adhered these adorable heart Rain Drops onto the stamped hearts. The dimension these add are wonderful! The glitter heart border along the top was stamped using Versamark and embossed with Heat & Stick and then I added some red glitter from my "sparkle drawer" (lol), and then one more pass with the heat gun and that glitter is there to stay! Love Heat & Stick for flaking at all. In fact, I took a stiff stencil brush and dusted the loose glitter from the card, running the brush right over the image and nothing came off from the stamped part. Awesome, huh?

I'm so happy I finally got to use this adorable little "Hearty Tree" from Stamping Bella. It makes such a sweet Valentine card to go along with my "loving hearts" sentiment/imagery.

Are you having a good day so far? I hope so, and I know mine was made better because you stopped by to see what I've been up to! See you tomorrow for the Friday Blogger's Challenge.

The Fine Print:
Stamps: Hearty Tree by Stamping Bella; Papers: Basic Grey, Black, Red Metallic card stock from stash; Inks: Black; Accessories: Martha Steward Border Punch (which quit working right after I had finished my Basic Grey piece...I'm glad I kept the packaging so I can return it for another one...geese...what is up with punches lately? aren't you glad you are reading the fine print?- ok, back on track, Ribbon from Michael's, Die Cut Metal Words by Craft Essentials, Heart Rain Drops by Cloud 9 Designs, Red Glitter from stash, Heat & Stick Embossing Powder, Heart Brads also from my stash, Stampin' Dimensionals, Xyron 150 (to adhere ribbon).

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