Hi dear visiting friends! It's past time to show some stamping don't you think?...I needed a nudge after too much time off and becoming a bit lazy here! Over at Nichole's blog, Capture the Moment, this week's "Make it Monday" challenge by Melissa Philipps was to create a card using a masked heart negative and stamping around the outer perimeter with a variety of stamps and colors to form a heart wreath.
To begin, I watched her excellent video on the blog. Then I did a practice run on grid paper, using a variety of floral and a few twirls and swirls added in and experimented with colored inks. There is nothing that makes me happier than inks all across my desk...this was also very helpful in the final outcome.
Once I got started...I could not stop because I loved the outcome of the colors and floral look...so I have two cards to share today. One is a little more to it in design, I used a scalloped border and some striped PTI designer paper. I also used the sentiments in the "Choose Joy" sets as those are some of my favorites! And my heart shape was huge so I needed something to fill it.
And here is a little bit simpler version using some special variegated pink ribbon bow:
Thanks so much for your visit...and thanks to Melissa for such a fun technique that will get a lot of mileage from with the approach of one of my favorite holidays, Valentine's Day!!
Paper: PTI White Linen, Sweet Blush Pattern Pack
Ink: Pale Peony, Autumn Rose, Lavender Moon, Stormy Sea, Amethyst Allure, Hibiscus Burst, and Encore Ultimate Metallic
Stamps: Embellished Elegance, Graceful Greetings, Choose Joy
Thank you for your visit, and I cherish each comment! Blessings on your day!