The “Love Sparkles” stamp set has become one of my favorites from the new Occasions Catalog. Here is my second design using this stamp set as well as Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and Sweet & Sassy Framelits. I was inspired by a cake that I came across on Pinterest. Yes, I’m a Pinterest junkie! [giggle]
Paper piecing and heat embossing are a few of my favorites techniques. Combining these makes for a great “guy” Valentine or someone who likes a little glitz. Lol!
What’s “paper piecing” you might being thinking. There are a couples types. The first is stamping on a base then stamping again on another cardstock. Then fussy cutting and layering onto the base stamped image. The second (this post) is taking a printed paper, the Black & White stripe from Pop of Pink SDSP. Then I cut each stripe down the middle and overlapped creating a narrower stripe. Voila!
BASE: I started with Basic Black for the base then layered with the modified Pop of Pink SDSP band. I was contemplating what to do for the sentiment and after several attempts I went with the “less is more” idea. So I embossed “it’s your day” in gold onto the gold strip and placed it over the center white strip. My first touch of sparkle. [smile]
GLIMMER HEARTS: Okay……this part was the most fun. I punched and die cut several sizes of “sweetheart” heart shapes and started laying them out. I found that I wanted a large heart in the center to build from. Mixing the medium and small hearts, then filling in with the extra small hearts makes for a great vertical look. Love it AND my second touch of sparkle!
IT’S YOUR DAY: This little ditty is just one of the many small words that can work on their own as well as accompany the larger “sparkle words”. The gold on gold embossing gives a subtle but distinct sentiment. It does not detract from the gold hearts and black & white stripes.
I hope you enjoy today’s clean & simple (ha) design. Let your creativity flow and be open to mixing (or rather) cutting things up. Happy stamping and have a great day!
- STAMP: Love Sparkles
- PAPER: Basic Black, Foil-Gold, Glimmer-Gold, Specialty Designer Series Paper-Pop of Pink
- INK: VersaMark
- ACCESSORIES: Punches–Confetti Hearts Border & Itty Bitty Accents-Heart (vintage)| Framelits–Sweet & Sassy | Emboss Powder-Gold
Sparkly Hugs, Carol