Little Bit of Love

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I have a few more cards to share that have a love theme and so as we work our way to Valentine’s Day in a few days I thought I would post them here for last minute ideas.  Today’s card uses the stamp set that I was so excited to get at leadership and have been woefully slow at using – Love You to the Moon!  I mean, look at these cute images:

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Love You to the Moon – #133143 (clear)/ #133140 (wood)

I origionally started this card for a Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration design team project themed on using your markers – but I had a little love/hate relationship with the card and ended up doing something completely different.  But, I still like some of the details of this card so I thought I would share it anyway. Smile

The very first thing that started this whole card off was the diagonal rows of “Love you” on the bottom half of the card.  I stamped most of them in Midnight Muse and YES, I used the stamp-a-ma-jig!  I am an imperfect stamper and am ok with things not being totally straight, but in this case I don’t think even I could have handled the randomness if I didn’t use the stamp-a-ma-jig!  The lone red Love you was colored with markers.  I used Raspberry Ripple for the “Love”, Midnight Muse for the “you” and even Chocolate Chip for the head and tail of the arrow.  Then, to help pull it together, I used my Summer Starfruit maker to create little dots between each of the sentiments.

After I had the stamping done, I looked at the card and it wasn’t quite sitting right with me.  I loved the look, but I didn’t have a plan for layering anything else on.  So, I started by creating a border using the Watercolor Wonder gold washi tape (both the solid and the stripe patterns).

Great, that looked good, but now what?

Well, this is where things started getting haphazard!  I started grabbing scraps of paper and ribbon and stamps and started playing around.  In the end, I liked the pennant idea coming down from the corner so I put those one.

But they looked too plain, so I tried some faux stitching with my markers.  That was ok, but it still needed something, so I added an additional sentiment to the Raspberry Ripple pennant for a final touch.

 

I won’t go so far as to say this is a favorite card of mine, but like I said, I think there are some fun elements to it.  If you have any suggestions for tweaks or improvements, I’d love to hear!  Leave me a comment and when I redo this card, maybe that will help make it look better. Smile

On a side note –

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Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used
Stamps – Love you to the Moon
Ink – Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Markers (Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip)
Paper – Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories – Watercolor Wonder washi tape, Stitched Satin Ribbon (Midnight Muse)

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