Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Loving Couple with The Stampsmith

Hi Everyone,
Boy, I seem to be so busy lately.  I have a bunch of things ready to go out for magazine submissions.  That takes up a lot of time.  I have to run out to the Post Office today and send them on their way.  I have squeezed in some Design Team projects too.  I have one of those for you today.  I used on of the images from the "Shall We Dance Sheet" from The Stampsmith.

Great images!  I stamped on glossy white CS with black dye ink.   Well, here take a look.

I dry embossed a peice of greenish gray CS (TPC) with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade.  I cut out the inside space made by the dry embossing with a craft knife.  I roughed up the cut edges with an emory board.  I crumbled the piece up and smoothed out.  I distressed heavily with Forest Moss and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I used this piece as a frame for the stamped image.  I glued to a dark brown (Bazzill) card.  Next step is to make the hearts.  I stamped one of the images from the "Love Notes" full Sheet.

I stamped with Vintage Sepia Versa Fine ink on glossy white CS.  And, then cut out the hearts.  Here is a close up.

I tied a sheer brown ribbon around the card.  The hearts are glued on with Fabri-Tac glue.  I added Two Prima Flowers and some pearls.  This would be a great wedding or anniversary card.   

I am also entering my card in the 

Have fun stamping!  I better get going to the Post office.  Have a great day.  Love ya.


  1. These are great and good luck with the chalenge:) Sandra H

  2. LOVE this Karen.
    This is everything I adore, vintage, old style romance, faded colours, stunning.

  3. This is so lovely Karen! Reminds me of the love story that I'm now reading (The House at Riverton by Kate Morton). Wonderful vintage style!

  4. totally charming and skillfully done! thanks for joining the "portraits" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  5. Love the shall we dance set! I have some of the old movie star images from this company and love how they stamp up! Great work!

  6. A beautiful card. I love the way you put the couple in the window. Thanks for joining "Portraits" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  7. This is a fabulously beautiful card. I love how you used Tim's frame as a window. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  8. Awesome and vintage lovely at the same time, lady!!


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