Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Stamp n' Paper

~A Stamp n' Paper Kind of Day~

Welcome!
Today, I have two projects to share, which feature some of my very favorite two things, The Craft's Meow stamps, and Maja Design paper. 

If you are here for the TCM blog hop, then you are in the right place! 
I hope you've had a chance to check out the stop before me, Gayatri's blog. If not, I hope you'll visit her and see her beautiful creation!

The theme for today's hop is Love and Valentine's Day. Just in time for the fluttery celebration I love so much. 

My sweetie and I are celebrating our first Valentine's Day as a married couple, and I am so excited about it! Not that there is anything that different about the day in particular, but it is a milestone of sorts, and both of us are looking forward to it very much. 

With that in mind, I created a super lovey-dovey card and tag duo for you today!


The card is a combination of many layers and lots of stamping, so here is the break-down. 


For the base of the card I used white cardstock and stamped a few designs on the left hand corner using the Inspired by Audrey stamp set from TCM. I also used this set to stamp the elegant frame, which I then cut out (very carefully, might I add) with my scissors.

I added some die-cut & stamped floral images to this card, peeking from under the frame. I used Versa Magic ink, along with Distress ink.

For the side hearts, I used Maja Design paper, from the Vintage Summer Basics Collection (paper # 1905)

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Stitched Sentiments set, and added a bit of color using my light pink Copic marker. 


For the bottom part of the card I used another beautiful Maja Design paper, from the Crea Diem Collecton (Fylld Av Karlek - I used the backside of the paper here, whichi is the beautiful brown peeking out at the bottom of the card).

I then embossed the lovely lilac paper, with beautiful hearts, using an embossing folder by Tim Holtz. Before adding some lace, I punched the bottom of the paper and then added a die-cut banner (I used this die), die-cut felt heart (from this die), and die-cut little tag (using this die).


For the little tag, I used the same papers, and added a little patch, stamped with designs from the Inspired by Audrey set from TCM. I adorned the corner of the patch with more darling little florals. 


I always love dotting my little liquid pearls anywhere that they will fit, so I lined the outside of the tag with them. 


Once again, I used the Stitched Sentiments stamp set with a bit of Copic coloring for the sentiment. 

If you are playing along in today's blog hop for TCM, or would like to see how the rest of the girls used the beautiful stamps in some love-inspired projects, then your next stop is Jennie's awesome blog!

If you would like a chance to win some stamps, be sure to also leave a comment by 9 pm PDT on the TCM blog! For more details, and a full list of hop participants, just click on over here. :)

Thanks so much for joining me today, 

*Ivana* 

35 comments:

Romy said...

These are all such lovely love cards! You did such beautiful work with these Maja papers.

Jennifer said...

Very pretty card and tag. Love the soft, feminine feel and colors.

joy said...

I love every little detail of this gorgeous card and tag! So pretty!

cbuswell said...

These are just stunning! I love your work!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

As always, your cards are works of art. Cheers.

Jingle said...

Wow! These are SO pretty!

Dianne said...

This card is gorgeous best in the hop thanks for sharing..

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh so lovely, Ivana...so soft and pretty! I adore the white dots, especially the hearts. Thank you so much! xx

Lori said...

WOW!! These projects are absolutely GORGEOUS! TFS!

Sue D said...

So soft and pretty--I like your use of liquid pearls.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Ivana! This card is absolutely breathtaking! Thanks so much for explaining how you did this - my brain is just spinning with all those luscious layers :)

Sabrina said...

What beautiful card and tag!

sharon g said...

I love traditional Valentines. SO pretty!!

Natasha G.P. said...

The felt and ribbon add so much to your pretty card.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful!!!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Ivana,
Such delicate colours, nice to get away from all the pink and red :-)
Best wishes to you and hubby for your 1st Valentine

Janice Nicholls said...

Gorgeous card and tag!!

Emily H said...

Umm... Amazing!!!!! I wish I could make cards like you.

Yvonne Morentin said...

fantastic ... just love it.
thanks for the hop and the chance
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Mommy25 said...

Very Beautiful I love it!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such an elegant card and tag.love the multiple layers and use of liquid pearls.

Barbara H said...

Really a pretty card, like the layering and stamping ('cause I'm a stamper) and the beautiful color you chose.

Lyndal said...

Just gorgeous Ivana - LOVE all the layers & details :)

Barbara said...

Both the tag and the card are fabulous creations. The attention to detail is amazing! They are really little works of art.

Sharri said...

Wow! Ivana, both are gorgeous! I love the soft colors and all the liquid pearl dots!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card and tag! Beautiful details!
DeniseB

Fi said...

As always you work just leaves me left feeling inspired, gorgeous!!!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

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Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card & tag! love the soft lavender coloring!

SHartl said...

How gorgeous! I love the sweet vintage look you got with the stamps and all the pearls!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are lovely! The liquid pearl accents are so special!

Jean Bullock said...

These are absolutely lovely. They almost look edible! LOL.

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous card and tag. TFS.

Sheng said...

OMG, what beautiful color choices for a Valentine card and tag!!!