Stampers with an Attitude Spotlights Seasonal Expressions 1

Welcome to the February Stampers with an Attitude Spotlights Seasonal Expressions 1 Blog Hop.  This month I am following  {Belinda McLane.}  Who is the Stampers with an Attitude?  It is the Close to My Heart team lead by my fabulous upline, Kimberly Moss.

Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs listed at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

March 31st is the last day to order from our Seasonal Expressions 1 Mini Catalog.  Stampers with an Attitude wanted to spotlight the products from this catalog while you can still order them.  Look at the cute cover photo on this catalog.

I have decided to spotlight one of the paper packs from this catalog called Heartstrings.  Here is my card.

I also used the stamp set, Amour, found on page 12 of this catalog.  You will not be able to order Heartstrings after March 31st while Amour will continue on for the next year.

Heartstrings is a beautiful paper pack.  I love the color combination of Cranberry, Whisper, Hollyhock and Lagoon.  To frame the paper on my card, I pulled out some Kraft paper.

This paper pack has patterned paper that I love and patterned paper that I find harder to work with.  I absolutely love the book print patterned paper and I love to use it to stamp on.  When I use a patterned paper to stamp my main image on, I use a dark ink that gives me a vibrant image.  I can keep it simple because the book print adds interest and fills in the blank spots.

Now the roses are a bigger problem for me.  I love the roses and the colors but I am taking a large print and using it on a small card, but I don't want it to be all about the roses.  So what do I do?  

What do I do?  I stamp some of the solid images over the roses and your eyes are pulled into the images and away from all of the roses.  Add a few sequins, ink distress the edges with Slate Ink and you have a sweet card that would work for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or a wedding.

And the inside of the card says it all!

I want to thank you for visiting my blog.  The next very talented artist for you to visit on our blog hop is {Sheila Bennett}. 

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  1. Beautiful card Melinda. Love your technique.

  2. Wonderful card! Love the way you used the images to draw your eye.

  3. Love your card! The tower looks so nice stamped on the 'text' paper.

  4. Gorgeous card Melinda! Love all of the distressing - it really makes the card pop


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