Friday, January 21, 2011

Flamingo Love For Valentine's Day

Love is in the air around Stampingville these days! And it was love at first sight when I spotted the Valentine Defined stamp set in the new Occasions Mini Catalog. Obviously, you'll be able to create adorable Valentine cards using this set, but several other uses sprang to mind immediately.

With the exception of the actual valentine "definition", all of the other images in this set will carry over beautifully for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and "just because" I love yous.  In addition, I'm visualizing several of the images on cute scrapbook pages as well as tags, boxes, and 3-D items. With all that versatility, I think we've discovered "must have" defined! ;-)

Today's card was one of our club projects this month and it was a big hit! We got things "rolling" by creating a custom background on Whisper White card stock using the I {Love} Love jumbo wheel inked with Pretty In Pink. (See the full wheel image here.)

TIP: Stampin' Around wheels can be inked by rolling the stamp across a full size ink pad or by inserting an ink cartridge into the Stampin' Around handle.

The string of hearts image at the top of the card was inked with Pretty In Pink first, then using a marker directly on the stamp, a few random hearts were colored with Melon Mambo ink. Next, we added texture to a strip of Basic Gray card stock with a zip through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. This was layered onto our custom piece and tied with Pretty In Pink satin ribbon.

The valentine "definition" was stamped on Whisper White with Basic Gray ink (stamped twice, one above the other) followed by the flamingo image inked with Melon Mambo. This was cropped with a circle punch and mounted to a large Pretty In Pink scallop circle.

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Finally, we stamped the {Love} image in Melon Mambo and cropped it with the small oval punch and tied it dangling from our ribbon using Linen Thread. This entire piece was layered on a Basic Gray mat, which was set on a Melon Mambo card base.

Are you feelin' the love? Speaking of love, I {LOVE} your comments! Leave me a comment below and tell me your favorite Stampin' Up! love themed stamp set.

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Stamps: Valentine Defined (W-121941, C-123057), I {Love} Love jumbo wheel (117084)
Ink: Pretty In Pink (101301),  Basic Gray (109120),  Melon Mambo (115656),  Melon Mambo Stampin' Write marker (121074)
Paper: Melon Mambo (115320),  Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730), Pretty In Pink (100459)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle XL punch (118874), 1-3/4" Circle XL punch (119850), Small Oval punch (119863), Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle (103661)
Accessories: Pretty In Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117289), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Valentine Defined Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! © 1990-2011

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