Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentyine Defined Bouquet

No, that's not a typo!  We've got two computers at home that aren't completely networked.  The one that I'm on right now is the one with the camera software on it.  During the Superbowl Clarice watched a cartoon on Netflix while eating some cherry yogurt. Some of it dripped on the keyboard between the T  and  Y keys resulting in my double-typing on the first few keystrokes.  Most of the dried yogurt has loosened up enough so that I'm not typing the "ty" every time.  I just thought it was a funny way to get your attention.  I am one of those people who can find the typos of others quite easily. Sometimes you can read over them and not even notice.  Did you notice my typo in the title?

The card I'm showing you today has two versions.  I got my original inspiration from the Occasions Mini catalog as part of my Valentine's Day stamp camp.  I wanted to make a card that could be used for other occasions.  Here's what I came up with:

Part of my original idea was to stamp the buttons with different colored inks.  In a stamp camp setting, that idea would not work well with having to clean the stamps, possibly contaminating ink pads, taking too much time, etc.  That's why I chose the versamark.  And I chose the buttons in the first place because they're so cute!

Here's my second version, a little more Valentine specific:

Instead of the buttons I punched several of the smallest hearts from the heart to heart punch and adhered them atop the tiny heart images on the stamped stems.  Then I stamped "L is for love" from the Grateful Greetings stamp set with versamark onto the card base. I also used a different pattern from the Springtime Vintage paper.  I love the difference it makes!  As much as I love the Button, Button stamp set, I'm gonna have to showcase them in a future project.
Here are the combined supplies:

Stamps: Valentined Defined; Button, Button; Grateful Greetings
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, River Rock, Naturals White, Springtime Vintage designer series paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, versamark
Accessories: itty bitty shapes punch pack (circle), 1/2" circle punch, ticket corner punch, heart to heart punch, pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, dimensionals

I'm doing a lot of laundry today including the bedding.  Even though all I have to do is move the laundry from the washer to the dryer, it does take all day long.  I think I just heard the dryer turn off.  Better go check it.  ... Oh, and I still have to clean the keyboard LOL!

Happy Stamping!



Renee said...

Aw these are both to stinkin cute! I LOVE the buttons. What a great idea! thanks for sharing. Hugz n blessings.

Renée said...

These are both fabulous, Susan! Love the toppers for the flowers :)

Amanda Sevall said...

Very cute! I love that stamp set - guess I need to break it out and make some more cards before Valentine's passes by and I have to think of excuses to use it! :)

bensarmom said...

These are both so cute! I'm going to have to try something like this soon. Great ideas!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Didn't notice the typo at first, I never notice my own either. Very cute cards. I have got to ink this stamp up before Valentines Day is over!