Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Monday, January 12, 2015

Where there is love....

Happy Monday everyone.  Well this is a happy monday for me, because I have the day off.  No plans, other than hopefully work on some more cards.

Yesterday afternoon I pulled out me new Verve set - More than love.  I love the sentiments that come with this set.  After looking through some of my 6x6 paper pads I decided to go the the Prima - Tea thyme.  So with lots of die cutting, this is what I came up with.

I began by cutting out a tag shape by using a Verve die.  I placed the die on the paper to incorporate some of the flowers on one side.  I then stamped the sentiment using black versafine.  After playing around with several dies and about an hour of time I finally made a decision on how to finish this.

I cut a piece of vellum using Marvelous Squares.  I adhered this to the middle of my base designer paper.  Next I used a die from Anna Griffin, then used labels #6 for the green layer, then sponged the edges with gathered twigs.

The Eiffel Tower was cut from a piece of brownish/grey c/s.  I wanted something a little more sturdy, so I cut it again using some chip board.  I coloured the chipboard by sponging some distress gathered twigs.  I then glued the c/s to the chipboard, then sponged some gathered twigs around the edges.

To finish off I added a piece of tattered pearl lace along the top. Added some silk ribbon to the tag along with a little bow made with my bow maker, then added dimensionals to the back of the tag to give it some height off of the card. I cut one of the flourishes from - SB corners and accents and adhered that to the right side of the green layer. I then cut the flourish again from some bazzill quartz c/s and then just cut the flourish part off and adhered the heart flower part over the green flourish then added a pearls.

Stamps - Verve - More than love
Dies - MFT - Eiffel tower, Spellbinders - labels 6, corners and accents, marvelous squares, Anna Griffin - Flourish Medallion
Paper - Prima - Tea Thyme, bazzill quartz, chipboard, vellum, brown/grey c/s
Ink - black versafine, distress ink - gathered twigs
Misc - silk ribbon, pearls, tattered lace w/pearls, bow maker, SU dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.  Take care and have a  good week.



Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous! Such a pretty die cut, and you always have the loveliest papers! And just look at that tiny, perfect, sweet little bow and the fancy trim. Really love the quote and the tag shape. Guess I just love it all! Good for you having a day off and spending it stamping. Got to fit it in where you can!

Tracy said...

What a feast for the eyes. The edging of flowers you left on the tag is so pretty and all those layers of beautiful die cuts---yeeeuum! Wonderfully done my friend. Hugs!