Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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.