Monday, January 16, 2012

"Love is in the Air" with Outline Stamps

Good afternoon !   It's Challenge Monday at Outline Stamps and this week's theme is "Love is in the Air - Valentine Creations".  You can find all the great Design Team samples and details here at Outline's Blog.

I have a couple of Heart/Valentine stamps by Outlines both of which are great for layering as a lot of Outline stamps are.

I used Outlines E342 Heart Sq.Lg stamp for this card.   I stamped the image twice & embossed in silver on black card stock and pink designer paper by My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found.  I cut and layered the images as shown above & below.     The heart & square are popped up into 4 layers but it's hard to see on the photo.    I used Taffy Smooch Ink on the tiny hearts & dots on the border of the square.    The centre heart is actually the back of the pink designer paper.   The square is layered onto designer paper and then co-ordinating card stock.   I used very narrow black border stickers by Starform and a silver heart charm with ribbon for the final touches.

I thought the above card had too much pink to give to my husband and had an extra square stamped & embossed so I made another card in red & black. 

For the card above I just cut out sections of the one image and layered as shown.   The striped designer paper is also from the same mini-pad (by My Mind's Eye).     I used Siren Smooch Ink to add colour to the square border.    I also added the 'Love You'  sentiment from Outlines which was stamped once on black and embossed with silver and then with black Versafine Ink on Red card stock.  I cut out the centre of the red and added to the black circle.   A red bow is the final touch !

Cutting Die :  Spellbinders - Nestabilities - S4-348 Postage Stamps.
Stamps:  Outlines E342 Heart Sq.Lg & F1049 Posy Greeting Centre
Designer Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found, Blush 6x6 pad

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !


Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful Shurley the love is in the air. beautiful colors your first card. I love it.
Lovely greet

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

2 geogeous cards Shirley, I love those stamps with the hearts. I've not got this spellbinders die, but have seen a couple of cards made with them recently, I think they will have to go onto my wish list.

Sue x

stampqueen said...

I love the red and black card best but both are great!!! I have to think about this weeks challenge as I don't think I have any hearts from Outlines - will have to get creative :)

Terrie said...

Both your cards are gorgeous !! Beautiful work .. first time I have visited your blog .. off to have a peek around.. have a great evening .

shatril said...


These are gorgeous. I have a special fondness for the Outlines Rubber Stamps, and I can't seem to get enough of them to suit me. Every time I see a demonstration, I just NEED to have the stamp. LOL. I want this one now.


Jenny Gropp said...

Shirley, these are beautiful! I do agree the first is a little pinky for a man! The little heart charm is darling dangling on the first card. The cut out heart on card two is perfect! Stunning cards you created. Always thrilled to have you join along in the Outlines Challenges!

Ellen Taylor said...

Bot are most marvelous Shirley!! Your DH eill LOVE it!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wowser,,,great cards and I am sure your hubby's heart will go pitter pat when he sees this special creation you made for him. You rocked this challenge! LOVE your creations! Thanks for playing with us this week at Outlines! ♥ Sue K

Julia said...

Beautiful cards ! I love the second one ! The double hearts are so perfect ! The red and black is great for hubby ! :)