Friday, February 8, 2013

SSS: Have a Heart!

Happy Friday!  I finished up a Valentine for my hubby yesterday using my fave new Hero Arts stamp CG525 Tall Flowers.  And since the design included a heart I'm popping this into the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Have a Heart!



I first die cut 2 heart silhouettes using Cricut George and Basic Shapes cart from both black and white cs.  I ran the black heart through a Cuttlebug distressed stripes embossing folder to give it a little texture.  After embossing a portion of the Tall Flowers image in black on the white heart I colored the flowers with markers. 

I got the idea to pair a die cut word with stamped words from my blogging buddy Lisa!   Thanks Lisa:)  The stamped words I used (you dearly) are part of a sentiment from a Paper Smooches set called Pretty Phrases.  Now the "love" part of this sentiment is actually pretty similar to the font of the die cut word  "love" I used here but I wanted this word to be bigger so it would span the whole card front. 
Other Supplies Used:  Papertrey ink white cs, Michael's black cs, W R Memory Keepers corner rounder, Cricut Beyond Birthdays cart (love die cut)

You may have noticed that little stand I've been photographing my cards on lately and wondered what it was!  Well, during our recent getaway to Hershey, PA we spent several hours in a really cool and huge antique co-op where I found this old receipt holder!  It's got a square base with a spike that's perfect for holding my cards in place while I get a pic of them:) 

Well, I'm off to have coffee with a friend before we all get snowed in!  Happy weekend and thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

joy said...

Gorgeous card - I love everything about it! Those tall flowers are on my wish list,

Lisa said...

Thanks for reminding me, once again, about my Cricut!! Here I am sitting here thinking how I don;t own any heart dies and all I need to do is cut one out with that! It would help if I put it out on my desk....Love your card- especially that "love" cut out! Beautiful font and it works perfectly with the stamped sentiment :) Glad to be of some inspiration to someone! Thanks for the heads up :)
Hope it's not too snowy there this weekend!! XX

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, this card is stunning Robin! I love how you've used the Tall flowers stamp and I must get it! :) Hope you don't get too much snow. Stay safe!

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous, robin!! the way you cut the word "love" out is stunning... i hope you stay safe and warm during the big storm!

Barb said...

At least you'll have some fun crafty time if you're all snowed in! I adore your card, my friend! Gorgeous way to use those pretty flowers! And that little antique stand looks so cool - love it! :)

Greta said...

Wish I had just a little of your creative talent, my friend! This is just amazing--love it & I know your hubby will appreciate it from things you've shared about him. I hope you don't have problems getting to work with the snow--been thinking about you. Take care, Greta

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Robin, what a blingie lovely card for your DH! I love everything little thing about it!!

The storm is all over the news and I can see that the East is getting hammered! I hope you are all snug inside and that you don't lose power!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Robin, your card is gorgeous--love the color of the flowers.

Anita Rex said...

That base is perfect for taking photos of cards on! Love how you put the flowers in the heart it looks so great! I know your hubby will love this card!

Brenda said...

Oh wow Robin! This is super beautiful! Love that big heart die cut filled with flowers!

Virginia L. said...

What a GORGEOUS design, Robin! LOVE the contrast of colors! Beautiful use of diecut, too! Absolutely lovely!

Karen said...

Great card...

Trinh said...

Beautiful design, Robin! Hope you are safe and warm!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is a gorgeous and very creative card. Thanks for sharing this. I'd like to invite you to share it at a couple of other challenge blogs if you're interested.
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
V's Sweet Ideas - LOVE Theme
www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Amazing card!! Love the great design with the heart!! So fabulous!! :)

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Maureen Morton said...

Wowzer, Robin. So many great things going on with this fabulous card. You are using this flower stamp with such creative versatility! Wonderful. Hope you didn't get too much from the storm - wish you were here to share our sunshine. Happy {heart} Day, dear friend.

Michelle said...

Stunning card, Robin! This is a great design for a man! Great idea with the recipe stand! Who would think?!

Nat said...

I love that you always use your Cricut on your card designs. this is so very beautiful and one of a kind. love it!! :)

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

Hi Robin, your project is very nice...I saw that you are in the finger lakes area...I did a gatefold card invitation precisely for going over there...It is beautiful your area..I loved the ice wine, too...come and visit me at my blog;
http//:stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.com/ bye bibiana