Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love Birds Swap

Hope everyone is having a good start to 2011. It sure has been busy for us so I neglected to add cards to the blog. I made this card for the December Team meeting at Ruth Murphy's which was so much fun...Christmas Party, gift exchange, Make & Take, and of course, good friends and good food!

Our swap exchange had to be a current stamp set used as a Valentine card. I had been wanting to try the Crimped Diamond background which I found on Split Coast Stampers as a tutorial. My colors are Whisper White and Riding Hood Red and my stamp set is Northern Hearts Hostess Level 1 from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The only accent is a single rhinestone from Jewels Basic Rhinestones.

My scanner doesn't do justice to the crimped background's dimensions and shine. I  made verticle crimping on this card's diamond center and horizontal on some others to give different effects. Clean and simple style. There is a new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Stampin'Up Occasions Mini Catalog that is called Framed Tulips which will give a lovely frame to this stamp. You can see this folder by clicking on the Occasions catalog picture  on the right of the blog linking my web site to my blog.

I'll be posting the Make & Take cards soon. As always thank you for stopping by & please come again.



KJ said...

I love that crimped look! Very elegant!

Following from SC...

Becky said...

Barb I am loving the crimped background, this is stunning.

Jackie said...

I love your background Barb! Very neat & creative....great work my friend & tfs!!!

Grace said...

Hi Barb! This is a beautiful valentine! The birds image is just perfect and I so love the crimped diamond bg! I need to try that! I read about it but never did it! Hope all is well with you!!!