A return to posting….

Hi there!  It’s been eons since I’ve posted anything – not that I wasn’t stamping and having tons of stamp camps though.  Just couldn’t get the finished projects photographed and posted before I was off to the next “thing”… But it’s time to get back in a groove and show some new and fun projects and cards!newly imported 1084

Today’s card actually took me 2 nights to finish  because of all the layers and pieces!  I started out wanting to try to make a faux suede flower -which then became a layered flower -which then became this card. : )  I had 4 square white panels of the same size which then became 6 of different sizes.  Obviously I can’t make up my mind!!  In the end, I love the way it turned out with each panel being unique but they all seem to go together.  I used the Short and Sweet stamp set for the “love you” and the 3 mini hearts and the Razzle Dazzle stamp set for the background pattern of the lower right panel.  The inks are Pretty in Pink and Real Red.

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To make the faux suede flower, I started with a scallop circle punched from Pretty in Pink.  Then I used a bone folder to ‘curl’ the edges and break up the fibers in the cardstock.  After curling all around the circle on both sides, the cardstock easily splits into two layers that can be peeled apart.  The suede look comes from using the inside of one of the layers!  It’s soft and fuzzy just like suede!  I did the same thing to the two smaller flowers, layered them and added that jumbo brad to the center.

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I think this is my favorite panel!  I love the little heart stamped to blend in with the layer below but popped up on a dimensional for a little pizzazz!  Isn’t it cute?!  : )

That’s it for now!  I promise it won’t be weeks before I post again though!  Thanks for stopping by – Hope you like this card -