Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Sarah Lawrence heart stamp card


Hiya everyone,

Please don't go - you have come to the right place! Lol

I know this card is a complete change from my usual thing but I have been wanting to try something a bit different for a while.  This card features the heart shaped stamp designed by Sarah Lawrence  that was a freebie on the February issue of Craft Stamper magazine.  The craft cupboard (a crafty facebook group) is running a valentine competition to make a creation using this stamp.  It is being judged by Katy Fox who is the editor for the Craft Stamper magazine so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

I obviously had the stamp to use as a starting point but I also decided I wanted to use the "3 little words" sentiment and the rest I kind of threw together.  I was initially toying with the idea of putting a clockwork key on to the heart but went with the wings instead.  The wings were an image I found on google that I just printed onto white card and cut out.  I went over them with my ivory and grey promarker to tone down the whiteness.  I also used brushed corduroy distress ink on everything apart from the ripped edge as I wanted to keep that as it was.

The heart stamp has been stamped onto a small offcut of some gorgeous paper from DCWV love and wedding paperstack.  I have had it years and it's one of my favourite ever paperstacks although I've got barely any of it left now! :(

The font I have used here is 1942 which is a great antique typewriter style which I love.  It is available as a freebie from here.

I'd appreciate any comments or feedback on this as it's completely out of my comfort zone - I did enjoy making it though!

Thanks for looking!

Paula. x

26 comments:

  1. Paula this is just gorgeous! Not your usual style but hun you do this style WELL and I think you are a shoe in to winning the comp! Hope you have a wonderful day :) hugs xox

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  2. Love your card Paula, I am so pleased that you have taken part in the challenge & good luck

    Anyone else wishing to join in with that challenge the rules can be seen here http://thecupboardtrilogychallenges.blogspot.com/

    Jane x

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  3. Hi Paula,
    I think this is a lovely card and considering you say it's out of your comfort zone, it doesn't look it.
    I hate trying to give feedback, I feel as if I am saying something is wrong, when it isn't. However as you asked, I would love to see maybe a charm or two dangling from a fine chain or something (toward the left side, centre downwards). Please remember that is only my opinion/taste, someone else will prob say I am totally wrong (and they could be right).
    I will keep my fingers x'd for you.
    Hugs Linda

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  4. very different style for you, and yet you've done it beautifully xx

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  5. But the card is so beautiful...

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  6. This is really fantastic Paula, trying something different obviously suits you, such a beautiful card, I really love this design
    Lindsay xx

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  7. Morning Paula, love it, love to try something different from time to time! Big hugs Jo xxx

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  8. wow, this is lovely, well done you x

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  9. Fabulous card Paula, and a lovely tribute to Sarah's stamp,
    Beautiful !
    Suzee xx

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  10. Paula your card is lovely,it'e nice to try something different and this has certainly worked for you.

    Hugs Julie x

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  11. Loving it Paula !!! Great to see something a bit different. xxx

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  12. Fabulous as always Paula :O)

    Ali x

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  13. Its fab Paula, well done & good luck. Jane x

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  14. Beautiful card love the print through the centre. Chris xx

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  15. lovely card if it is not your usual thing you should do it again you seem well within your comfort zone. Vee xx

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  16. Absolutely beautiful Paula. It's good to go out of your comfort zone and do something totally different sometimes, and it's really paid off with this card. It's just gorgeous.

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  17. Wow! this is stunning Paula, love the design and gorgeous stamp.

    Donna x

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  18. Fabulous card - I love it! Thanks for the font link too :)x

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  19. love the card Paula great look!!!

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  20. gorgeous card Paula. fab design love the colours too x

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  21. What a fab card Paula. Saved your blog to my list. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  22. Lovely card - much different from your usual style - but it looks fab! xx

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  23. Wow! this card looks great, it's great fun trying soemthing new and this has turned out great! x

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  24. Beautiful & tasteful card !!

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