Okay - these last couple of days have turned out to be awesome for me for papercrafting time! Woohoo! Have you noticed all the new Nestabilities shapes I've been using? (Yay for my birthday and Christmas gifts from CreativePlayStamps!) My Big Shot from Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to use these.
So I decided not to wait on my blog posts - let's just say I'm catching up for all the time between the pre-Christmas posts. Maybe I'll be able to keep up after this? Um, probably not! lol anyway - I hope you all are enjoying all these designs and finding a little inspiration for your own Mojo too! (I'd love to see what you are creating, so feel free to leave links to your gallery or blog in my Comments section.)
This design is for Melanie Muenchinger's Blog Hop celebrating her two years as a stamp designer. Participants may use any of her stamp sets from these past couple of years AND she's got lots of blog candy opportunities! I own several of her sets, but so far I think this one is my favorite - "Hand in Hand". Both the focal image and the sentiment come from this stamp set.
I used Stampin' Up! Bravo Burgundy and Very Vanilla and a retired DSP. Also the SU! Modern Label and Word Window Punches. The ribbon is retired SU! Wine Narrow Organdy Ribbon. My 'special touch' for this design is the Atyou Garnet Spica Glitter Pen I used to give a subtle, dark, sparkling border around the DSP layer, the sentiment the focal heart layer and the swirls on the DSP. The Garnet matches well with the Bravo Burgundy. I wish you could see the subtle sparkle - it's so pretty! - but it wouldn't scan or show up with my camera. Guess you'll just have to trust me! heehee ENJOY!