Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sending You Hugs and Kisses

Hi all! Hope the day finds you healthy and happy.

Here's another quick card (seems that's all I have time for lately) using hand stamped backgrounds.

Some times when I'm not sure what I want to make, I just start stamping. This card is an example of what I mean.  The top floral portion was stamped from bits and pieces of a number of stamp sets, some from PTI, some from DeNami, and I think a couple from Stampin' by Judith. To be honest, I'm only guessing, since this sample was a pretty random event that I did a while ago. 

The lower portion is simply a text stamp (probably from PTI) stamped on orange using VersaMark.

I do know (yeah!) the sentiment is from PTI's Sending You set, because it's one of my favorites. It was stamped on a piece of Aqua Mist (PTI), die cut into a flag shape, scored and folded to give it some dimension.  The green "brads" are really just green card stock I punched out because I didn't have any real brads the right color, and I didn't want to take the time to color any up. With a drop of Glossy Accents they actually don't look too bad. 

After tying on the ribbon and double matting in green and hot pink, I added the card front to a white base and another card makes it into the ol' stash. 

Things are getting busy again, and if the weather (and my health) holds, I once again may not be posting for a bit.  We're still trying to get things ready so we can put my mother-in-law's home up for sale. Although the house is in good shape, cleaning it out takes time because each piece has so many memories.  Sigh.  A sad, but necessary task that we'll both be glad when it's over. 

Okay, enough of that.  Go play with you stamps. You may discover combinations you never would have thought of and a design that's uniquely you.  And that's a  good thing--a very good thing!


  1. Super cute, as always...I'm going to use that sentiment idea...the folding and dimension make all the difference in the world!
    Sorry y'all are having to clean out memories...my mom is doing that at my grandparents' house, and it's emotionally draining. How's your mom doing?

  2. LOVE how you did the mix of colors and stamps. The white space really helps to make these colors sing (and I really REALLY like the little black accents in the small yellowy flower centers. Your double folded banner really makes the sentiment stand out. I've not tried a double folded, just a flat banner. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Love your card, beautiful colors and dp. Lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comments.