Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Broadsheet Alphabet "Love" Banner

Hey Stampers,

Good day ! One of my favorite things to do as a stamper, is look at other stampers work for inspiration !! I get blown away sometimes by how much amazing talent is out there ! My card today is one that I saw on Stampin' Connection (the demo only website) by the talented Elizabeth Hurst. I couldn't find a blog belonging to her, but believe me ... her card is beautiful !! I took the idea and made it my own. I love alphabet stamp sets, and I have a new "resolution" (is it too late in the year to make a New Years resolution !?!) that I am going to use them more. The set I am using today is the Broadsheet Alphabet, which is SO fun and funky ... love it !! I paired it with the Hearts a Flutter framelits and some More Amore DSP ... tell me what you think !?!?


Isn't that cool ?? I really "love" how it turned out. Elizabeth's card was more clean and simple than mine turned out. I just kept adding things to it !! Hahaha. Death By Embellishment, I guess. LOL I wasn't quite sure if it was too much or not, so let me know if I went too far !! Hahaha. I think its cute. I picked 4 of the more plain patterns from the More Amore DSP and stamped the L, O, V and E in Jet Black StazOn Ink. Then I used the 3 different banner framelits from the Heart a Flutter collection and die cut them on the Big Shot. I also die cut a scalloped heart (also from Hearts a Flutter) in the Silver Glimmer paper while I was at it. They turned out so cute !! I sponged the DSP banners with Primrose Petals ink so they would really pop. I used my 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch to poke a little hole in the  top corners of the banners so I could string it on some Black Bakers Twine (non-SU). 

My background layer is a piece of Pink Pirouette that I embossed with the gorgeous Elegant Lines embossing folder. I think this is one of the first embossing folders I ever bought, and I LOVE it ! I don't know why I don't use it more often !! Shame on me. I then draped my banner across it, but not before securing down my blinged out silver scalloped heart. Love how much sparkle that adds !! I used some of my favourite 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon along the bottom of the layer, this time in Real Red. Then I attached the whole layer to a Primrose Petals card base with some dimensionals. 

Then it was time to embellish !! I used the Boho Blossoms punch, along with the Itty Bitty punch pack, to make my cute flowers. A Red Glimmer Small Heart added some more of the beautiful red color, and a little tag stamped with the Tiny Tags and Lovely Little Labels stamp sets adhered behind the bow really set it off. Of course, a few Basic Rhinestones were necessary ... as always !! LOL

Well, here is my CASEd card today !! I hope you like it !! Thanks a lot for dropping by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Broadsheet Alphabet (wood #118724, clear #120585), Tiny Tags (wood #118091, clear #118592), Lovely Little Labels (wood #126260, clear #126262)

Ink: Jet Black StazOn #101406, Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad #126858, Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad #126956

Paper: Primrose Petals #126841, Pink Pirouette #111351, Pool Party #122924, Real Red #102482, Very Vanilla #101650, More Amore DSP #129309, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Red Glimmer Paper #121790

Accessories: Hearts a Flutter Framelits #120159, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder #119277, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch #101227, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, Small Heart Punch #117193, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, Jewelry Tag Punch #117190, 1/4" Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126875, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Stamping Sponges #101610

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! I noticed Elizabeth's card on SC too. I love how you added your own touch to it!

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    1. Thanks a lot Lisa !! I LOVEd her card so much when I saw it, I knew I had to tackle it myself !!

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful. Really love this card. I think I am going to make one too

    thanks so much for sharing this.

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  3. absolutely beautifu card! I just love it. I will have to copy it! Hi from Germany, Maike

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    1. Thanks so much Maike !! And hello from Canada !! I have been to Germany, it's such a lovely country. Thanks for coming by !!

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  4. Woot, woot! Catherine, your beautiful card is stunning!! I totally am in love with this one!
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon !! Hugs to you my friend.

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  5. Hi Catherine,

    I absolutely LOVE your card. I would LOVE to CASE it if you wouldn't mind!

    Peace, Love & Joy,
    Joyce
    peaceloveandjoyce.typepad.com

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  6. I really love how your card turned out. It's not CAS but I love all the thing you added on your card. Looks great, just like the sentiment with the embossed background. :)) Love it.

    Hugs, Rosalien

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    1. Thanks a lot Rosalien ! Glad you liked it.

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  7. Catherine
    I love "Death by Embellishment", too funny! This card a quite a WOW! Love it!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. Hahaha !! Thanks Megin !! Glad I brought a little chuckle to your day.

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  8. Gorgeous Valentine card Catherine. Death by embellishment sounds like a nice way to go! I love that boho blossoms punch & how you have used it to make the passing a quick but beautiful one ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Tricia !! Hahahahaha. Glad you enjoyed your visit here today ! Hugs to you my friend.

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  9. Ha! Save restraint for something else - a Valentine that goes the extra mile is worth saving. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks a lot Linda !! Can't go too far when it comes to Love right ?? LOL

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