Thursday, August 11, 2011

Circles Of Love Virtual Swap #4

A couple of things I did for a  Virtual Swap using the
Level A Hostess Set 
"Circles of Love" (TA-3480)

The first is a pretty card using Angelee SWIC (V843), The "Love You" sentiment, the scalloped dot border and the large dotted background are all stamped with Grape Jelly Memento Ink (SC500) and embossed using Transcendence Embossing Powder  (C-151) It is so easy to have embossing powder that works with ANY COLOR dye based ink - no special inks necessary! 
**The circle tag with the sentiment comes with the SWIC and worked perfectly with this card.  I punched a scallop from the dark purple coordinating Angelee CS (B322) using a Mega Scalloped Circle Punch (D-700). 
**I also used the dk purple for the card front and the card base is a pale green, also from the Angelee Cardstock Asst. 
**The ribbon is some that I had in my stash but have a feeling it may be some left from the Angelee Ribbon Asst.  The little purple floss is some "Sew Easy" Floss that we will have available soon - it is awesome stuff!  This shade is called "Lilac Breeze" and comes with 2 other coordinating shades (F-7677) 
**I added a few (OK a LOT) of pearls but I think it turned out well.  Might be a great anniversary card or just a thank-you-I-Love-You-just-because card.  What do you think?

These little 3"x3" cards would be great little "Lunch Box Love Notes"  Something fun and a little different.....  They are all made with basically the same supplies....
Scarlet Cardstock (V-237),  Kraft Cardstock (V-244),  Raven Bazzil Cardstock,
White Ultrasmooth Cardstock (V-222), Rhubarb Memento Ink (SC301) Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (SC900) Palette New Canvas white ink  (TT-185) and again Transcendence Embossing Powder (C-151)  I also used a 3/4" circle punch (D-94) and 1" circle punch (D-71)  The little black buttons on the center set of cards were punched with a 1/2" circle punch that I happened to have in my stash.....a little misc. ribbon, ric-rac, and a couple of clear vinyl stickers and wa-la.  Fun little "Lunch Box Love Notes"!

 For these two I embossed the bottom black panel with the New Canvas Ink and Transcendence EP,  added a little ric-rac and popped the little black embossed buttons up on red circles.  I didn't stamp sentiments on here yet because it will just depend on the day and who it goes to! ;)

These two have the "Love" circles embossed with the Rhubarb Ink, punched with the 3/4" punch and then matted on black 1" punched circles and popped up on pop dots.  The rest is pretty obvious :)

These two are similar but not quite a matched pair. Messed up a bit....oh well.  The 'You" is punched out with the 3/4" circle punch and has a clear vinyl sticker over it for a little extra attention.  They are also popped up on pop dots.  Although you can't see it very well in this photo, the cute scalloped border is embossed in Rhubard under the ribbon bow.  And the buttons are embossed with  holes poked in them and floss run through and tied in the back.  The black on the edge is punched with a border punch I found on a clearance rack at a local craft shop. I figured the punched out circles went well with the rest of the 'Circles of Love"

Hope you enjoyed this post.  They were great fun to make.  Can't wait to play with this set some more!  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!  Have a great week!  Enjoy a little stamping time of your own!


Chelsea said...

These are awesome .... Love the red black and white!

thestampingbug said...

OMGoodness! THESE ARE AWESOME! I REALLY love the red, white and black ones SOOOO MUCH!!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration and for posting the "TAC codes".


Angela K said...

Love your cards Mary!! TFS

Laurie Unger said...

Love the purple one! Also like all the pearls!!! can't have enough in my opinion!