Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey Tuesday


I thought I'd show you a card that I've fallen in love with...it uses PTI's Love Lives Here. From the moment I saw this stamp set, I knew that it would be a set that I would keep close to my heart. I've mentioned it before, but my mom is an folk-painting artist (although lately she's been creating some stunning watercolor botanicals), and growing up, I remember that she was very drawn to Shaker pieces. The heart-in-hand image is very Shaker-oriented, so it reminds me of my mom.

There are lots of fun goodies that went into creating this piece; the background is stamped with Background Basics: Sheet Music. I used a piece of patterned paper from the Library Ledger collection, along with some pieces of Aqua Mist cardstock die cut with the Banner Builders die. The focal image is placed on a background cut from Mat Stack 4. The matching dies for Love Lives Here completely make this set! I love the little heart that gets cut out; here I cut an extra piece of Aqua Mist for the center (and you can't tell here, but I covered it with Rock Candy Distress Stickles; it added the perfect understated touch). My final touch was a bow tied from Fine Linen Satin Ribbon.

I'm not sure if I can bring myself to part with this lil' pretty! (That's terribly selfish, but completely true!) I hope you find it inspiring. Have a wonderful day & be well.


7 comments:

Ted said...

Jenn, this is stunningly beautiful! I love the color choices (so homey) and how you accented the top of the card with a large bow.

I don't blame you; I don't think I could part with this gorgeous creation either! Well done!

Sue Ann said...

OH how I love that FL silk ribbon ....... that bow makes me want to touch the computer.... I think I need to head over to my craft area and get some out to to rub between my fingers!!! The music BG stamp is the perfect touch ........ I am not sure why but when I see that used as a BG I start singing songs from the Sound of Music ...... and I might add not that great either!!! Beautiful card Jenn ....... LOVE IT!!!

Kathy Martin said...

This is so sweet!

Irene said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the colors and products you chose and the way you arranged everything.

kacee said...

Jenn, I loved this card and was looking for some ideas for an Anniversary card for a party this week-end. This will do the trick for this special couple. You did a fantastic job.

Glee said...

"Soft, heartfelt, loving, stunning
...."those are the words that popped in my mind when I saw this beautiful card!

Heidi said...

What a stunning creation Jenn! It is perfect in every way. I have this set on the top of my wish list and I can't wait to get it. By the way, I think you should keep the card. Enjoy it!