"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

forever and always...

Hello friends!  Can't believe that Christmas is just a week and a half away and 2013 is just around the corner!  Boy.... the time sure has flown by!   Have a little card I made using the current color combo from the Dynamic Duos:  Pink Pirouette and Rose Red.  I have wanted to make a card using the colors for several days now, but just didn't have a good idea.   Then I saw Chupa's current Sketchbook Saturday sketch and my idea was born.


Do you have a stamp (or alot of stamps... tee hee!) that you really, really, really love?   I know I do and one of them is this damask stamp from the Stampin Up! set Bliss.  It is one of those stamps that  I could use over and over and never get tired of.  It is just a timeless, classic image.  When I saw Chupa's sketch and how it had a design in the lower lefthand corner I immediately thought of that stamp.   I paired it with some Verve stamps that have a more modern feel to them.   Verve was one of the first stamp companies that I started buying from when I found the online world of stamping, but then other companies caught my fancy and I stopped buying Verve stamps.   Recently, I started taking a look at Verve, again, and I really liked what I saw so when they had their Black Friday sale I took advantage of their specials and bought a few sets including one called No Matter What, a fun Valentine's Day set.   The hearts image and the sentiment were stamped with Rose Red ink and then a second heart was stamped with Pink Pirouette, trimmed out and adhered to the Rose Red image.  A bit of Diamond Stickles was brushed on the pink heart for some added shimmer.  To break up all the white I matted the circle with black cardstock and then finished things off with a few clear gems.   I have been putting together a box of cards for Operation Write Home and right now they are looking for Valentine's Day cards, so this one will go in the box to OWH.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Verve and Stampin Up!; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Dies:  Spellbinders Plain and Scalloped Circle dies; Ribbon:  Stampin Up!; Lace:  The Funkie Junkie; Rhinestones:  Stampin Up!

20 comments:

Brenda said...

That Damask image really caught my eye Rosemary! Love the sketch too!

Barb said...

Oh, Rosie, I love this card! Beautiful take on the sketch - the black scalloped circle adds so much to the card and I adore those hearts! So pretty!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card the design is so elegant. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
This is a most beautiful card, I am thrilled with the added lace, it has created a wonderful softness to your piece.
Smiles:)
Sue

Olga said...

gorgeous, love the sentiment and ribbon!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Red and pink and full of love!

kingstonmama said...

So pretty, Rosemary. Love the colors and the beautiful touches of ribbon and lace. Ann

laughadaisy said...

Your card is really lovely, Rosemary. I love all the beautiful white with the touches of pinks. Those hearts and sentiment are adorable, and I love the ribbon, lace, and gems. Very, very pretty. ;-)

Amy White said...

This is so lovely!! Love the damask print in the background, and the circular focal point with the hearts looks so fab! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

Chantal said...

What a beautiful card!

Martha said...

This is simply beautiful, Rosemary! The color combination works perfectly with the lovely stamps you've used. I love every little detail.

Jenny Engelke said...

Very pretty! Great job with the sketch and color combo! Thanks for playing at Dynamic Duos!

Lisa Lara said...

I love how you piled it on and it doesn't look piled Rosi. Love this duo.

Bobbie said...

LOVELY! I adore the white space and the use of black with these colors...and the lace is pretty fab too! Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

Greta said...

Wonderful card, Rosemary! I love that image, too, & see why it's a favorite. I need to check into Verve stamps--think I only have 1.

Audrey Ann said...

Oh so beautiful. I love the colors and your fun hearts with the soft pink ribbon and gems - what a delightful creation!! Hugs

Viv said...

So elegant, so beautiful, I love it Rosie :) Viv xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Way to go, Rosemary! Congratulations for the Diva honor from Dynamic Duos for your brilliant card!!

Michelle said...

soooo beautiful! Congrats on your DD shout out!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Love your clean and graphic take on the sketch! Perfect card for the occasion, so pure and striking!