February is the month of love…and what better way to celebrate than with a special team challenge that involves revisiting a beautiful previously released set that is all about that four letter word…
Sweet Love was originally released back in 2007, our very first year in business. It contains some lovely flourished embellishments and frames as well as a couple label stamps that are perfect for coordinating with chocolate nuggets and more. I've also always adored the font used for the sentiments in the set.
For my first card, I decided to create a little project that could be used for either a wedding or anniversary card. I've always loved Smokey Shadow paired with a bright pop of color and this project does so with Simply Chartreuse.
One detail I wanted to point out is the way I stamped half of the circular label images from Sweet Love along the top and bottom edges of the card front. It was so easy to do since there is already a "stripe" built into the middle for lining up the image perfectly before each impression.
My next project shows how Sweet Love can also go vintage. It is nearly the same exact layout as my first project, but just by swapping out the colors and patterns, it really has a completely different look.
This time I used the lines-only flourished oval frame on the die-cut MAt Stack 1 shape. I stamped the frame with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with Clear Filigree Embossing Powder. I then sponged Haystack Palette ink over the embossed are to do an emboss resist technique. I love the "parchment" look this gave me. I also added a bit of Tea Dye Duo around the edges for more definition.
Under the focal point is a Double Ended Banner cut from Vintage Cream cardstock, stamped with Polka Dot Basics II using Haystack ink. A border of Pretty Pastels lies underneath that. Detail is added with an Aqua Mist button tied with twine.
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I hope you have enjoyed all of the amazing projects created with Sweet Love today! Now, here's your chance to pull out this set for yourself, or possibly something else that may be collecting a little dust, and create! I would love to see your new creations that might be inspired by what you've seen today, so feel free to add your link in the comment section below! Happy stamping!
KINDRED SPIRITS CARD
- STAMPS: Sweet Love, Turning a New Leaf, Polka Dot Basics II
- INK: Vintage Cream, Haystack Palette, VersaMark, Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo
- PAPER: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Pretty Pastels paper pad (Aqua)
- OTHER: Mat Stack 1 Die, Double Ended Banners Die, Clear Filigree Embossing Powder, Aqua Mist Buttons, Rustic Jute Button Twine, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"
TRUE LOVE FOREVER CARD
- STAMPS: Sweet Love
- INK: VersaMark, True Black
- PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse
- OTHER: Mat Stack 4 Die, True Black Grosgrain Ribbon,
- FINISHED SIZE: 4.25" x 5.5"