Thursday, January 23, 2014

I Adore You - ODBD February Sneak Peak!!

Hello everyone - hope all is well!!  I've been able to rearrange and re-prioritize my life a bit to make room for my favorite hobby - stamping!!  And with that was able to play in my stamp-room this weekend.  Below are a couple of cards that were made using some stamps and dies from ODBD's New and not yet released February stamp and die sets.

Hearts are always a favorite so when I saw this month's release I knew it was going to be good :). Both of my projects are also in celebration of recent Featured Stampers on SCS.  More details about that are noted below.

This first card was created based on inspiration from a very special friend on SCS, whom I've had the honor and pleasure of visiting with on a few occasions.  I missed her special day but I know she understands - I'm just a tad bit late to her party :).  Her name is Roberta aka Stampin' Nana on SCS - and she is one of the sweetest and most talented stampers I know.  Here is a link to her beautiful creation:  Circles Everywhere

Hearts Everywhere

Here are two Other Views
I started with 5 hearts and planned to line them up along the left side similarly to the circles on Roberta's card, but because they're three-dimensional and not able to be stamped, the design just wasn't turning out how I'd imagined!!  I learned long ago to go with the creative flow and not to force things - so that's what I did.  I love how the hearts look like they're overflowing - it's so perfect for this wonderful verse.

To make this I started with the die-cut card base and layers, embossing the back layer before adhering everything together. Then I randomly stamped the larger single Heart image, die-cut the smaller hearts, and outlined everything using a Golf Leaf Pen.

The hearts were sort-of sculpted using a med-large stylus, to give them shape and depth. The last step was to mount all the hearts - after playing with the design a bit I just went for it - using tall round foam dots and extra glue.  This card was so fun - I hope it inspires you in some way!!

Thank you Roberta for your wonderful inspiration - I love you my friend!!!

My next card uses the same New stamp and dies - and is also for a Featured Stamper on SCS, only a more recent one!!  This card is in celebration of last week's FS - Tina DeLong aka Garden Diva. Her gallery is such an inspiration and I enjoyed looking at all her amazing designs.  Here is a link to her beautiful creation Valentine Hugs

Tina's card was the perfect inspiration for me. I kept to the monochromatic look and the same shape, used a similar ribbon/tag placement, also used gingham, but again the creative process took me in a different direction with respect to some of the background elements.

I Adore You 
To make this one I stamped the large Heart on white cardstock, then die-cut that layer, then die-cut the outline heart and put the two 'back' together again.  I stamped the Gingham background, added the ribbon - wrapping it twice - then made it into a bow and added the tag.  The last steps were to add the pearl flourishes and the punched border detailing.

I Adore You - Alt View
Thank you Tina for your inspiration :)!!!  I enjoyed visiting your gallery.

Card Recipe and Details:
  • ODBD Stamp Sets:  Flourish Heart (Both cards), Love Scriptures (Lots of Hearts card), Be Mine and Gingham Background stamps (I Adore You Card) 
  • ODBD Dies:  Ornate Hearts, Antique Labels & Border and Recipe Cards and Tags / Spellbinders Labels One and Scalloped Labels One dies
  • White and Baha Breeze Cardstock
  • Baja Breeze (both cards), Lucky Limeade and More Mustard ink (hearts), and Smokey Slate for sentiment and verse

Thank you for you visit today - I hope you were inspired in some way :)!!!  Stop back by on February 1st to see all these wonderful new Stamps and Dies in more detail!!!

Hugs and Blessings,


Benzi said...

Absolutely gorgeous work, Audrey! Wow!!!!

Marisa said...

Good to see you posting :) Love all those hearts and the first card is brimming with them - love it.

Kelley said...

Audrey, your cards are so beautiful! I am happy you were able to stamp! Keep it up, girl!!

Karon said...

Oh my goodness, Audrey, these cards are stunning. I love all the little hearts on the first and the depth. Then the second card looks so elegant! Fabulous, hope you have a wonderful weekend.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Audrey, these are both GORGEOUS! I love them both and love the colors and layouts of them both! You have such a beautiful style that always makes me sigh! Lovely cards to honor two very sweet Featured Stampers! Warm hugs, sweet friend!