26 September 2010

The Love Bug...

It is cold and raining in Cape Town today... perfect weather for stamping... I thought I would showcase this gorgeous stamp which I purchased on Friday with you.  I'm calling it the Love Bug.  It's a local stamp from Great Impressions, purchased from Merrypak.

I am enjoying trying new things with my cards and am very happy with the look of this one.  I have loads of scrap paper and thought I would put it to good use by embossing some of them.  The floral embossed plate was perfect for my little Love Bug card.


As you can see, I used double sided spongy stickers to raise my image.  The flowers were made using my flower punches and inserting a brad in the middle.  I remember when I used to use brads aLOT, but since I started getting my pearls from Paola, they've been collecting dust in their containers.  I thought it was time to wipe them off and use them again...lol

I stamped the sentiment with Tim Holtz distress ink, Vintage Photo and sponged around it to give it that vintage look. 

Thanks for popping around. Hope you're having fun wherever you are.  Back to the craft table for me... Sharon x

10 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hi Sharon. Another fab creation. Love the embossing and the template for the centrepiece. Great image, and finished off so beautifully with those cute flowers. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Benice Basson said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on our blog!! It is a lot warmer here in Pretoria that what we've experienced in Franschhoek last week!? Soak up the rain and warmth while it lasts...

Riet said...

Wat een prachtige kaart Sharon,mooi afdrukje,zo mooi ingekleurd.

Liefs Riet.x

A Cards Delight said...

Super pretty card! I love the scroll surrounding the car and your colors are beautiful! It's funny for I too pulled out my brads last night! Hugzzz xoxoxo

LINDA said...

This is simply adorable.. such a darling little image.. Fab. coloring.. and a great design..
Hugs, Linda

jimlynn said...

Fabulous! Love how you showcased the "bug" in the nestie. Lovely card.
Lynn

Renkata said...

wow Sharon that is some girly girl car. Love it in pink.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Sharon, what a fun image and fabulous card! I love it!

Sally Atkins said...

Ooo, this is wonderful, Sharon! The embossing is perfect for that fabulous image. Your card brings back many happy memories of my first car which was a white 'Love Bug'!

ahlers5 said...

I decided to stop by today and see what you had going on. I love the "love bug." Such a great card!