Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Fragrance Always Remains

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I am ready to move on from Santa to Hearts.  Impression Obsession’s challenge this week is hearts and flowers and I knew I had just the right stamps for this theme.

I am sorry to say that the rose image must be discontinued as I could not find the name and a link to refer you to.  I used my Tombow markers to color directly on the stamp and stamped it twice.  It cut it out with Spellbinders’ Classic Heart Nestability die and layered it on pink, cut out with their Classic Scalloped Heart Nestability die.  I tucked a Renaissance Hearts Pendant, also from Spellbinders, behind it.  The background paper is My Mind’s Eye and I used the back side for the sentiment, C1380 Fragrance.  Used more Nesties to cut it out.

When putting my card together I left a wider maroon border on the right side and added a lovely pink border using Cheery Lynn’s border die, Dancing Doily Lace.  I just purchased this die and love the fun, delicate design.  I think it really finishes the card.

Thanks so much for visiting,

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges
Impression Obsession Challenge – Hearts and Flowers/Valentine Theme
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 10 - Beautiful Borders
Penny Black And More at Allsorts January Challenge - Love and Hearts
Stamping Scrapping Challenge – Punched Out/Dies and Punches
Top Tip Challenge #67 - Anything Goes!
CES Challenge #67 – Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenge #43 (CIC43) - Valentine's Day
The Corrosive Challenge #140 - Ring in the New Year / something brand new on your creation (Cheery Lynn’s Dancing Doily Lace Border Die)
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C118 –  New year….new ‘toys’… techniques  (Cheery Lynn’s Dancing Doily Lace Border Die)
Lexis Creations Challenge #56 – Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant TPE130  – Hearts
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #67 - Anything Goes!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #20 – Picture Inspiration


Shirley said...

Hi Marie! Your card is lovely! I really like that stamp and the sentiment is perfect for it! Just Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too! You were in by a minute!! :-D

Donna Ellis said...

Once again, you have taken my breath away, with your gorgeous cards, and amazing ability of mixing and matching elements, colors and techniques. Sooo pretty!

Katie said...

A really pretty card! I love how you stamped the rose, it looks beautiful and just right as a pair inside of the heart shape! And you are right that border die is fantastic. Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

Ellen said...

Beautiful card! Love those beautiful roses and sentiment! Fabulous use of die cuts and gorgeous paper! TFS

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very pretty Marie and you're right that doily border is to
"die" for!

Brenda said...

Very elegant - love the flowers and how you "colored" them.

Sandra said...

Marie, Your card is stunning:) Sandra H

April said...

Very pretty, Marie! I love the roses and the card layout. Great job!

Hugs, April

brenda said...

What a really delightful card Marie.

Thank you so much for joining in at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and hope you will be back next month.

B x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card hun, such a beautiful design and added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at CES this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous hearts and beautiful papers, Marie! Superb job coloring on the stamp. It's great to see you playing along in the Anything Goes challenge at Lexi's Creations this time, and I hope we'll see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

mags said...

Lovely card. Love all the heart details and the border die is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges.

Sandie Edwards said...

Such a pretty card, the colours are beautiful too..... thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog!

Cassie said...

Hey Marie! What a gorgeous card and sentiment! The perfect Valentinte. . .thanks for playing in CIC43 :D

Linby said...

Such a pretty card with a beautiful sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Lisa M said...

Just gorgeous rose image and I love that sentiment stamped onto writing paper. The contrast is wonderful. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Also, if you have a TIP you’d like to share you'll be eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well. Check out the details when linking.
Lisa xx
Come by and visit us next week. We'd love to see you again!

Kianel said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Good luck!
Love from France, Kianel.

LaJanette said...

Super sweet card!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)


Kathy D. said...

wow that is beautiful. I love how you did the stamp on the heart. I just might have to lift that ideal if you don't mind.

Thanks for playing in our "Valentine" Challenge at Clearly iStamp. Hope to see you on Friday when our new challenge is posted!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge.

Mina said...

stunning card Marie, I love that beautiful image and the sentiment is perfect for Valentine...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge this month
Mina xxx