Tuesday, January 25, 2011

40:31 Creations - Always and Forever

I as I promised last night, here's my next project using my 40:31 Creations Love stamp set. I decided to use the "always and forever" stamp as my inspiration for this card. 

All papers are Stampin' Up unless I indicate otherwise. I used a 4 1/4 x 5 inch card base in Basic Black. I layered a piece of pattered paper from Me and My Big Ideas, leaving about 1/2" on the left side of the card. I stamped my image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Usually when I get a new set of clear stamps I have to prep the surface before it will ink properly. That wasn't the case with these stamps. Believe it or not, I didn't even do a test image (brave or crazy, I can't decide), this is my first impression with this stamp. I looks great. I love the quality.

I added a piece of scalloped card stock along this edge. This card does not actually have any ribbon. The lines on the left of the card were drawn on using my Gelly Roll pen. 

I used my Gypsy to cut the heart image from the Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge. I believe the love image is from Sentimentals. Added black stitching around the hearts using my Zig marker. I added the pink hearts to the card front and popped up the red heart and "love" on the card. I used 3 Prima flowers and a glitter brad and attached that to the card.

I've been in such a crafting glum the last few days. I had no desire to make anything new. Who would have thought a stamp set could get me motivated? I cannot wait to start my Valentine's cards for my coworkers. I have a couple of challenges I want to work on first, then its Valentine's madness. I already have 24 different designs waiting on my Gypsy to be cut. I was just waiting on this stamp set so I could finish them. Thanks Lauren, you did a great job. I'm more that pleased with these stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,
Dana Desmond


  1. Love your card! it's beautiful.

  2. Love it! Cannot wait to see what else you make