Sunday, 14 February 2010

...Happy Valentines harvest!!

ED - I cut the stamped image and not the actual stamp Angela!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, I know, it's Valentines Day and you were expecting maybe pink fluff or something!! lol. sorry!

I've had this card in my head ever since I drew up the designs for the Faux Fun circles, I had to let it out so's I can move on! lol.

I started by making some pattern paper using the small knitted circle from Faux Fun circles, I stamped them repeatedly and then stamped the little bar of stitches once in each circle, I think these make very nice corn stalks, and I've been itching to make a harvest card with them! lol

I made my focal point by stamping the bar of stitches 3 times in complimentary inks above a sentiment from Peace and Plenty. I then stamped the stitched circle, also from Faux Fun circles around the image and used a slightly smaller die (from Spellbinders classic circles-Large) than the stamp so that it would crop into the circle and the colour would bleed off the edge, I think it makes a nice frame to do it this way.

I used Versacolour Khaki ink and Memento Desert sand (think that's it) and Memento Rich Cocoa. The rich Cocoa I used in full strength for the sentiment but I used the second impression for the corn stalk on the focal point.

To get the thinner knitted border I stamped the full size knitted stamp in Vintage Cream (PTI) on Kraft cardstock and then cut a chunk out of the middle before fitting them back together, a bit of twine hides the join and if you cut it neatly it's hard to spot anyway.

Hope it tickles!!

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  1. Claire, lovely lovely card!
    Regarding the comment
    "To get the thinner knitted border I ... cut a chunk out of the middle before fitting them back together, a bit of twine hides the join"
    did you actually CUT your stamp with say a craft knife? Just asking BEFORE I cannibalise MY stamp LOL!!!!
    Angela xxx.

  2. OMG, Claire... thanks so much for clarifying for me... A brain thing at the bottom of my cortex just KNEW you were not cutting the stamp but the rest of the cells just overpowered it!!!! I kept on thinking, the twine.... the TWINE??? LOL!
    Well, I just love love LOVE these circle stamps.
    Thanks and hugs,
    Angela xxx.

  3. This is a very pretty card Claire! It's very warm and inviting.

  4. Claire

    Love ,love this card I think it's such a beautiful card for a man so I would like to put Happy Birthday on it.
    Also it's nice to make a Indian Card
    for a boy who loves to play cowboy and indian like my youngest when he was around 5 years old.
    Love what you can do with this stamp.

    Groetjes Holly.

  5. You are just the smartest little thing Claire! how very clever to think of this as sheaves of wheat - love this! Hope I remember it when next fall comes around!!! LOL!!


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