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Saturday, March 01, 2008

In My Heart

I have very little time this morning as our 2nd Son and youngest child is receiving his Arrow of Light award amoung others today. So, I had to do something very quick before getting my potluck food ready and actually trying to be presentable myself. (no easy task)
Today's inspiration was a french blue room from a bed & breakfast. I took my inspiration from the framed heart doilies above the bed. I stamped 2 hearts in black stazon on a window sheet and cut out. To remove a section of the image for the sentiment, use a cotton swab with a little rubbing alcohol. You won't want it to be dripping. After stamping the sentiment, I sponged the back side of the heart with white stazon to make it stand out a little more. The Taffeta is tied through a clear button, then the knot of black hemp was tied through the knot and another piece secured under one end of the button, wrapped around the inside of the card and under the other side of the button. The scalloped template was adapted from something I tore out of a papercrafting magazine some time ago and have no idea of it's source. The finished card size is 4 1/4" square. Oh, I forgot! the Tres Chic background was first stamped in Blue Bayou ink and then stamped again using Going Gray ink. A stamp positioner such as a Stamp a ma Jig is essential to do this. IMO, the Stamp a ma Jig is the best stamp positioner on the market. I have owned many different ones over the years and this one stands out. I use it daily even if it is just to stamp an image on the clear sheet to place over my project to get an idea of how something will look.


  1. Gorgeous! I've put off buying this set but now I may have to!
    TFS! SueD

  2. Beautiful!! What a great card--short of time or not!! LUV that shape!!

    I will have to try and use my SAMJ more!!!

  3. This is so beautiful, Shelly! I really love all your soft blues. And what beautiful hearts!!

  4. Beautiful card. Love those blues---congrats on your new dt too!!! Woohoo!


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