I had this coral pink heart on my desk for ages and decided to use it to make a Valentine's Day card for upcoming markets, rather than another wedding card. I used more of the same card stock for the base and framed the heart and sentiment with some lighter pink card cut with a Spellbinders Adorning Square. The sentiment was stamped and embossed on a sheet of vellum. I knew I had to stamp on vellum as the card stock has a lovely shantung silk effect - very pretty but the stamping would have been lost on it. By framing the vellum, I didn't have to worry about hiding the adhesive and I had a pretty square to decorate the inside.
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Next I dabbled a little with some alcohol inks and created two backgrounds. I overstamped them with various shell stamps, cut one down to a square size and the other I kept A6. The sentiments and most of the shells are from a Crafty Individuals sheet. I absolutely love sea shells but haven't used these stamps for ages. It was a lot of fun. I tied some twine around the cards to give them that beach comber look.
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I had stamped and cut some WMS Country Labels 4 frames for a previous project and they have been sitting on my desk for a while now. I stamped some kraft card with WMS Woodgrain Backgrounder using a recently acquired Glacier White Ranger Pigment Ink Pad. I decided on this birthday sentiment from WMS Compact Sentiments and embossed it in white. I fiddled around with some patterned paper, a doily, some buttons and a stamped doily - this little unnamed wooden stamp was a lucky find at a craft fair two years ago and works perfectly with a Spellbinders Splendid Circle.
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