I knew two things when I got this week's Color My Heart dare colors, I wanted to use the Burlap Ribbon and I wanted to combine the Blush and Cranberry colors with another challenge. Here's what I came up with:
The layout is based off of Mojo Monday Sketch #279.
I also thought it would be nice to limit my stamps to one set. Although I own a bazillion stamp sets (yes, bazillion with a "B") and can combine to my heart's delight, I think we sometimes do an injustice to people who might have fewer sets. This card uses Love Life. The only finagling I did was with "Love..." The actual stamp says, "Live. Laugh. Love." I inked just "Love.", cleaned it, then very carefully inked the "." and stamped it two more times.
Can you see the pattern on the paper strip of Cranberry? That's tone on tone using one of the texture stamps. The only non-CTMH thing on this card is the white satin-edged ribbon. It came from Hobby Lobby. The Blush paper is from an old B&T set. If you wanted to achieve this same effect, you could lightly sandpaper cardstock to expose a hint of the white core.
And that swirl, well...let me tell you what happened there. I got the card done without it and thought, "I need to create a triangle of Cranberry for the sake of symmetry." Mind you, the card is now done. Sewed, mounted, stuck down, done. And there are scissors, ink pads, daubers, and other bits of stuff littering my desk. I decide to add the swirl but forget to clean off a space on my desk. I peel back the ribbon, stamp the swirl, and...oops. The image isn't complete because the edge of my acrylic block is resting on a pair of scissors.
But even though I had to do a second stamping and it didn't line up perfectly, I wasn't so unhappy with it that I decided to redo the entire card. However, if you plan to stamplift this card, I suggest clearing a space and stamping the swirl before you sew the blush piece or secure the burlap ribbon. But it's only a suggestion.
Until next time,
P.S. When I showed this card to my husband, he said, "Does it say 'obey' on the inside?" It doesn't, so he thinks the card isn't finished. I'm not sure if I will dissuade him from that thinking or not. I find it's better to let him live with his illusions sometimes.