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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine Rosette

Love making Valentines!!!

   I used the rosette I made the other day in this Valentine card design. I also got the chance to use my new Spellbinders lacy circle die cut. Love it..
   The bird is from Stampin Up. The sentiment comes from "My Sentiments Exactly". Not sure who they are?
   I used a small heart from a Martha Stewart border punch and added the stem and Glossy Accents to give it more umph...I got this idea from my sister, Chris. She has a blog that used this technique at www.callalilystudio.wordpress.com   Be sure and check it out.
   The large fern is a McGill punch which stuck when I tried to get another one. I hit it with a hammer,but it didn't work. My DH is going to have to help me with this problem.
   I stamped a background behind the sentiment with a music stamp from Stampendous. Really like this stamp.
   The paper is mostly from Stampin Up and some paper that I bought at Absolutely Everything in Mass. called Basic Gray. I added some distress ink from Tim Holtz 's collection called Worn Lipstick to make the edges stand out more. The card is for, Kristin, my husband's daughter.
The gems are suppose to be notes that the bird is singing.. Anyway, it gives it a little "bling".
   Tim Holtz has a youtube tutorial on how to make the rosette using his die which was wicked helpful. Just type in rosette and it will come right up.
   Oops, I almost forgot, I used SU's Baroque stamp set in SU white ink for the background on the main card. Whew!! I think I got it all. Thanks for looking...

1 comment:

  1. I really love your card! The rosette is fabulous and I love the idea of having your Bird sing with BLING! Very clever!