Tuesday, July 17, 2012

IHP Challenge: Pile it on, Use it up!

To start my post today, I want to let you know there is a whole lot going on over at Kate's store, i {heart} papers. Here's the scoop:

HUGE Pre-CHA clearance sale July 11-21
25% off your order of $50 or more!
Coupon code: CHA2012DT
Storewide sale! Paper, Copics & refills, stamps, ribbon, everything!
And still, as always, free US shipping with your $60 order!

Now get over there, and tell Kate I sent you! No, I don't get commission - I just think Kate is a wonderful, amazing person!

Today, I've used a whole bunch of ihp product that has been sitting on my desk. I've used Fiddlesticks paper along with sponging all over the place using Gathered Twigs. I really do love this shade of greyed brown - DIVINE!! The flower center is the clear flower sparkler by Webster's Pages, and it is such a lovely, subtle bit of shine.

I used 2 stamp sets here, Mon Ami Paris and Sweet Hearts, overlapping the sentiments. I stamped 'love is sweet' in gathered twigs and 'mon ami' using pistachio memento ink. I do love memento ink with acrylic stamps because the coverage is so perfect. The pearls are Snow White from Kaisercraft - a perfect can't do without pearl and they colour beautifully with copic markers so I always have the perfect coloured pearl for every project. I used circles and lacey circles from spellbinders for the background accent and hand cut the little banner for the sentiment. It's really hard to see, but I also used Vintage Glass Glitter from Art Institute on the edges of my flower. It is just so sparkly IRL!!

Check out what the rest of the team did this week, and if you can join us, use code ihp0712 when you upload to your favourite online gallery so we can find your creation and celebrate with you.

The i {heart} papers team:
Thanks for stopping by today!

stamps; mon ami paris (technique tuesday from ihp), sweet hearts (mint motif from ihp)
paper; fiddlesticks (MME from IHP), white, lagoon, flintstone (bazzill)
ink; pumice stone, gathered twigs distress ink (ranger from ihp)
accessories; circles, lacey circle nestabilities (spellbinders from ihp), clear flower sparkler (webster's pages from ihp), vintage glass glitter (art institute), crochet trim (maya road from ihp)

pile it on - tinsel town (use glitter)
aud sentiments - use friend (mon ami is french for friend!)
top tip tuesday - it's all about circles


Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautifully done! Love the vintage and shabby design and those lovely flowers...WOW!

TC said...

Gorgeous Card Loretta, love the colours, style, LO & that beautiful flower.
Thanks for joining in the challenge at Aud Sentiments, hopefully see you again for the next challenge on Thursday. Hugs TCx

Lisa S. said...

Hi Loretta,
You've created a beautiful card and I love all of your circle elements. That flower is fab and great choice of dp's too!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for the 1 For the Men challenge. Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Lisa xx

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours!

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

- Mel xx

i {heart} papers said...

Wowie zowie! This is stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful papers, lovely flower and like how you stamped the sentiment in two tone colors!

Stamping Becky said...

Rich and beautiful textures, with soft and lovely colour scheme. Beautiful card, Loretta!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Love those soft colors and all the beautiful details. Great job!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Gorgeous Card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday.
Tammy Louise (Your Host)

Lori said...

How beautiful, Loretta! Love the layered flower with the fabulous Sparkler center.

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