Monday, January 19, 2015

Control Freaks Tour - Love

It's Control Freaks time!! I've missed hopping along with this talented group of stampers, so I am excited to be back! If you've already been hopping along then you just came from the talented Patty Bennett's blog. This month the theme is LOVE and it doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day either (although how fitting that we are inspiring you early to create some things for the next holiday!)

I have a few cards to share with you today that showcase the You Plus Me stamp set along with the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack. Both of these products are so fun to work with! The paper is to die for and has so many options as the front is colored with Real Red, Calypso Coral, and Crisp Cantaloupe whereas the back of the paper is all black and white. So fun!

Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack

My first card uses a Whisper White card base stamped with one of the "splatter" images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, as well as a heart from the You Plus Me set. I also embossed a piece of Real Red using the new Happy Hearts embossing folder. I added three different patterned strips from the Stacked with Love paper stack to add some more color. The You + Me circle is on top of one of the Starburst Framelits.

Next up uses some of the black and white patterns in the same Stacked with Love paper stack. I love how the arrows coordinate with the image I used. I really like the "you're sweet" image for a Valentine's Day card as you could really give it to anyone you's not too lovey-dovey. ;) Not sure if you can notice but underneath where I punched the confetti hearts, I added some red glimmer paper to peek through. AND if you look really close along with some of the "splatter" from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, I added some tiny hearts to the background as well. These little hearts are one of the images from the You Plus Me set.

My last card uses some of the same products, but also adds in some different patterns of the paper, using both the black and white XOXO and the tiny red hearts! I used the Happy Hearts embossing folder again as the full background and decided to add in some Coastal Cabana color for a fun contrast between the black and white. The large heart comes from the Hearts Framelits and the smaller red glimmer heart is punched with the small heart punch. hope you feel some LOVELY inspiration today as you hop along with the Control Freaks! Next up is the WONDERFUL Wendy. Keep on hopping to see what amazing talent she has to share with us today.


Abkenterprises said...

Beautifful cards. Love all the little details like the bling on the glitter heart.

CherryTartt said...

Wow, I wasn't feeling the love for this stamp set until seeing what you did with it! Very nice!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet sweet Valentines!

Carol Carriveau said...

These cards are all wonderful and I love that you added the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge...that is such a useful stamp set for any card or box, or...or....

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