Saturday, February 2, 2008

My Baroque Valentine

I find myself reaching for Baroque Motifs more and more. The swirls can be elegant or playful. Don't you just love it when you find a set that is this versatile? You can actually rationalize your stamping purchase. LOL Anyway, one of the first sets I ordered from the Stampin' Up! Spring~Summer Collection was Always. I love the way the heart and bird are accented with the intricate flower & ivy pattern; and, of course, I thought it would be a nice complement set to my coveted Baroque Motifs. The base of this card is a half sheet of Pretty In Pink cardstock scored and folded in half. The layers are Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink, but it is important not to assemble the matted layers until you are finished with all of your stamping.
You can see in this close up that the Baroque pattern matches up on the two separate pieces of Very Vanilla even with the Pretty In Pink inbetween. You can do this two ways. Stamp one piece of Very Vanilla with the pattern and then use a hand punch to punch a out a portion; mat it on a colored piece of cardstock covering the holes you made from punching; and then mount the layers lining up the Baroque image. I wanted larger layers, so I actually cut out two separate pieces of Very Vanilla: one 3-3/4 inches x 5 inches; and the other 2 inches x 4 inches. I eyed up the placement of the smaller piece on the larger piece; adhered them together using removable adhesive and then stamped them all at once. Next, I mounted the smaller piece on Pretty In Pink and adhered it to the larger piece which is very easy to line up to the stamped image. To finish my Valentine, I stamped the heart on Vanilla in Pretty In Pink; cut it out and roughed up the edges with my Stampin' Up! Cutter Kit; matted it on Chocolate Chip and adhered it to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Accented with Pretty In Pink tafetta ribbon and you have yourself such a pretty Valentine. I love the final result. I think it would be a great card for a Birthday, Anniversary or Wedding too. Again, what a smart purchase I made ;-} Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Stampin'! EdieB

1 comment:

TotallyAddinktive said...

Ohhhhh Edie ... I love that Valentine card and I am very lucky to have Baroque Motifs too .... what set is that heart from? its gorgeous!! Now I gotta say that Roscoe looks to be alot bigger than you! He's one big puppy!