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Lovebloom
All images, Celestial Blue note card, by A Muse Art Stamps; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Olive Pastel, Ice Blue, Warm Red; Palette Hybrid Ink in Noir; Pitt Pastel Pencils by Faber Castell; Sakura Quickie Glue Pen; Prisma Glitter Multifine Clear/Iridescent; Ribbon by May Arts

My entry just previous to this one features a sketch I developed in order to pull off the above design.  There were no layers involved, so the large block you see in the sketch referred to using A Muse’s large background block–one of my favorite A Muse images of all time, and a definite staple among my collection.

The block background was inked with Ice Blue (always work with palest colors first and then add darker colors so you don’t contaminate your ink pads), and then the Olive Pastel and then stamped.  The Heart Ball was then stamped into position using the sketch as my guide.

The stem was hand-drawn with a chalk pencil and quickly blended out with my pinky finger, and then I did the same to the little hearts.  I quickly traced each of the hearts with the glue pen, as adding glitter was an after thought.

After stamping the sentiment, the ribbon was added, and voil√°!

If the above layout/sketch inspires you, I would love to see your adaptations and variations of it!  Wherever you have posted them, I think it would be fun if you came back and posted a comment down below this entry, with a link, so I can go take a peek at your creation!

Whaddya say?  Are ya’ game? (grin!)

16 Comments
  1. Dear Julie:

    I took you up on your challenge and here are the results: http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/01/cards-i-have-been-making-in-middle-of.html.

    I think it was easy since I was just copying your idea rather than thinking of my own! I am so not into making simple cards…just don’t have the talent, I am afraid! But, this was fun, easy and effective…TFS and TFL!

    Allison

  2. What a cute card, Julie! I wanted to play too … here’s my effort!

    http://www.themeesons.com/blog

  3. Hi, Julie–Love your card as always! I’m a bit late trying your challenge, a stretch for me, but fun nevertheless. Thanks for issuing the challenge!
    http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2007/01/simply_delight_.html

  4. Julie this card is so pretty and so sweet! I am going to try the sketch; I actually just bought a stamp on clearance that I think will work for the background; Now I’m excited to try it! I’ll let you know how it turns out and as always, thanks for the inspiration!

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