February 09, 2008

Happy Heart Day!

Finally I had some time today to assemble my new Stampin Up "Happy Heart Day" set and create a card. When I bought it last month, I had every intention of making Valentine's for friends, but I've nearly run out of time. It's hard to believe that V-day is coming up already next week!

My creativity has been lacking lately so this card didn't come easy. :) In fact, I even struggled to select the right coordinating paper. I lost track of how many times I changed my mind. : / The only thing I knew for sure is that I wanted to use this cute "Happy Heart Day" set and try to paper-piece the elephant.

Once I settled on this paper, I stamped the elephant in black on the SU going gray cardstock and then used the SU Itty Bitty Background stamp to give him some subtle polka dots. I then cut him out and glued over the main image. The rest of the image is colored with SU markers and I've used a Sakura glaze pen over the hearts to give them some added depth and a silver metallic pen to polish the elephants toes. :)

It really feels good to spend time stamping again. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Hugs & Smiles 2 U ! ~ Pam :)

Supplies ~
Stamps: Stampin Up Happy Heart Day, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Stampin Up Rose Red, Going Grey, Basic Black, KI Memories Unconditional Streamline, Unconditional Rectangled
Ink: Versafine Basic Black
Other: Silver metallic pen, Sakura glaze pen, Paper Studio bright pink polka dot ribbon

Quote for Today ~
"You have achieved success if you have lived well, laughed often and loved much."


pescbrico said...

I'm happy to see you back! :) This card is cute. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't have this set, but i adore it. Your card is beautiful. So glad to see your cards again.

Sharon in NE said...

Based upon that quote, I am THE most successful person in all of history. :D

Great quote. Great to have you back. See you can take breaks for creative rejuvenation and we'll still be here.

Alex said...

I am so glad you are back! This card is stinkin' cute - and, as you can tell from my blog, I ADORE this stamp set - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex